Gear Up For Your Graduation Party!

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May and June are the most popular months for graduation celebrations. With the beautiful spring and summer weather we have on Long Island, many families choose to host their graduation parties right in their own backyard!  If you are planning a special celebration for the graduate in your life, following are some fun and exciting ideas to make your event a success.

When planning a graduation party you need to plan the essentials first; things like date and time, location, food, drinks and party space. Once you have these things established, you can move on and plan more fun and creative aspects like theme, décor, favors, music, games and more. It is also a good idea to set a budget first so that you can make sure you work within your budget.

Secure Your Space

If you are hosting an event at your home, make sure you have enough space for your guests. An outdoor party is wonderful in the summer but since the weather can be unpredictable, a tent rental is a good consideration. If your yard is very sunny a tent rental makes sense so that your guests will not be sitting in the blaring sun all day.  It is also a smart choice so you will be prepared for any rain.

Seating and More

If you rent a tent, you may also want to include tables and chairs so that you provide ample seating for your guests. A & R Party Tent Rentals offers packages that include tents, tables, chairs, banquet tables and even table linens. If you are hiring a DJ they also offer dance floors to get your guests dancing and enjoying the party. Whether you are hosting a party for twenty guests or one hundred, they have a tent rental package that will perfectly suit your event.

Decide on Food and Drinks

Contact your caterer early as this time of year can be a very busy time. If you are cooking yourself, big box stores like Costco or BJs offer large volumes of food, drinks and snacks at affordable prices. Food does not have to be fancy either – a barbecue with hamburgers and hotdogs is always a crowd pleaser.  Arrange coolers or even small kiddie pools around the yard filled with ice and cold drinks so people can help themselves.


There are so many types of graduation decorations available today.  From do it yourself décor to full graduation décor packages – there are many options out there to choose from. Try sites like or visit a local party store to see all the different varieties.

Outdoor Games

Outdoor games are a great and fun addition to any backyard party and they keep your guests engaged. According to, “Graduation may not be all fun and games, but your backyard graduation party can be. Add some outdoor lawn games for your guests to participate in throughout the day. You can even personalize games with logos and school colors to add to the graduation theme.  Twister, Cornhole and Giant Jenga are a few great ideas for the outdoors and backyard parties.”

A & R Party Tent Rentals also offers a long list of additional items for your graduation party. From cotton candy and popcorn machines to lights and heaters, check out their website at A&R Party Rentals for all of the options.

If you are planning a special graduation celebration and you are interested in any tent, table or chair rentals, contact A & R Party Tent Rentals. From backyard parties to large corporate events, A & R Party Tent Rentals offers quality products, reliable and efficient service and tent rental packages to meet the needs of any event! Give them a call at 631-433-9784.

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