Thank heavens I’m off this year! off of senior activities that is! Two of mine have gone through this process and it is fun but it takes planning! And we are in the throes of “Senior Season”!
Even though I won’t have a senior again until next year, this break has given me the opportunity to reboot and brain storm some fun and somewhat unique ideas for senior parties!
If you haven’t yet had a senior, you will soon find out that they are hopping from party to party from the end of March through graduation day! It can easily become overkill! So, I think it’s worth your time and effort to think of something special for your senior’s celebration! It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to create a memorable party for this milestone in your child’s life!
The best advice I can give you is to PLAN A GROUP PARTY!! For several reasons this is the way to go! First off, if every graduating senior had their very own senior party, yawn, no one would ever want to go to another party again! Second, it saves money and time! If the duties are divided up between the parents it will obviously save time and money, not to mention let everyone have a chance to feel like they were a necessary contributor to the celebration!
I thought of 10 different themes that I think have lots of potential for a special Senior Celebration!
Don’t save all the dress-up and suspense for Halloween! A Mystery theme party would help every guest feel a part and would create memories for a lifetime!
This website has done all the work for you! So fun! You can pick your theme and they send you everything you need to host a fabulous “Who-Done-It”.
And for the food…
Even though I AM NOT a big “murder-mystery” fan, these cakes are so fun and would be perfect for this Mystery theme!
Or how bout this blood-red chocolate fountain!? OMG! They would have a blast with that!
Ha! A Fondue Party! So many options for eating at this party!
Starting with the salty, this is a pizza flavored fondue! Great idea! My stomach is growling!
Then on the rest! I love this beautiful display of just a few sweet fondue options for dipping!
The possibilities really are endless!
This party would be a good option if you’re somewhat short on time. A Senior Lunch Party! Although we often have a fondue party for New years because it’s good for snacking on all night!
Pretty self-explanatory but…
Forget the board! Just go straight to the grass! This way you can have rows of games going on! The more the merrier right!?!
I did this for one of my daughters’ BDay parties when they were younger, but seriously, do any of us ever really outgrow twister!?! I think not!
Sticking with the twister theme, this recipe would feed the masses at your senior twister celebration!
And for the sweet option…
Cinnamon and sugar soft pretzels!
Who wouldn’t like a good-old-fashion rave!? But seriously, what I mean by rave is just a teenage glow-in-the-dark party. There are truly some fabulous ideas out there!
My daughter, Emma is the 3rd girl with the green socks. This was the end of the 8th grade and they had sooooo much fun! We set up black lights and strobe lights and they ALL wore neon! Seniors would most certainly have fun with this as well.
Even the food can be made to glow in the dark!
Obviously these were for Halloween, but the same idea could be used for a Rave Senior Party!
Just Dance Party
I absolutely LOVE this idea! Have you ever played this in a group? Total blast and HILARIOUS to watch everyone’s moves. We’ve actually done this with our entire family at Christmas time! Everyone from the youngest to the oldest can do it!
It would be perfect to set up a screen like this in the backyard and turn it into a dance floor. Everyone would get into this! Nothing like a little healthy dance competition!
Sticking the outdoors theme (and it being May Texas weather) this Ice Cream Sundae Bar would go great with the Just-Dance dance floor!
This blog has some really cute pics of a family having a “Hunger Games” party using paint. Great idea and a great way to make a senior party special, all-be-it messy.
For the salty snack, what would be more appropriate than Peeta’s Cheese Buns!?
And for the sweet…
Sure, they’re graduating, but they’re still kids at heart!
I love this idea! It could easily be done on a Sunday afternoon, with no other parties to compete with! Cheap too! Just a tarp, some soap (to make it slick) and water!
And for the food…
SLIDERS! Ha! There are a zillion fantastic recipes for YUMMY sliders!! Perfect for a slide party!
And SHOOTERS for dessert! I’m seriously contemplating this idea!
Mud Pit Party
We had a mud pie party after my son’s baseball team won state his junior year and they had a BALL!! HAHA! I WISH I had the pics but they’re stuck on a disc that I can’t seem to open! ARGH!
And what’s better to serve at a Mud Pit Party than…
Another fairly inexpensive idea is a bonfire party!
And for the food…
Start with a HotDog Bar! Seems so obvious for a bonfire, and yet can be done so uniquely! I love this bar set-up!
And of course, S’mores for dessert! I love this one in a flower basket. Great idea!
This is a great idea for a large group of hosts. You could go as big or as low-key as you choose. This one is pretty decked out. Very cool!
Lower key but still really neat! Ready for the dealing of the cards, it’s no JOKE! Ha!
I thought this snack, made to look like dice, was a brilliant idea!
And these little treats are so pretty and a great way to use all of your half full decks!
So, which will you choose? The most important thing is that your senior feels special and has a memorable party for this milestone! What a great excuse to invite more teens into your home! So… Party On!