Graduation Party Ideas


Katelyn Domico, Staff Writer

Graduation Party Ideas

With the 2022 school year quickly coming to an end, many seniors are rushing for last-minute graduation party ideas and tips. What food do we have to cater the event? Where should I have my graduation party? Do I need to bring party favors? These are all extremely valid questions that many students are asking themselves. This list was composed to help this year’s graduates plan their graduation patties. 

When planning the perfect graduation party, you must focus on three main elements, in no particular order… 

1- Location

Location is one of the most important aspects of a successful graduation party. Party guests lead to traffic jams, so it is important to have clean, open spaces for guests to gather and enjoy themselves if you choose to have your party at home. There are local tent rental places for shade and tables in the backyard too! However, our local area has a lot of beautiful scenery and venues available that would make for a beautiful high school graduation party. See the list below for some aesthetic  local spots that host party events. 

  • “Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center” Address: 7740 South Ave. Youngstown, OH 44512
  • “De Bartolo Commons” Address: (located in the Southern Park Mall) 7401 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512
  • “The Georgetown” Address: 5945 South Ave. Youngstown, OH 44512
  • “Magic Tree Pub and Eatery” Address: 7463 South Ave. Boardman, OH 44512

2- Catering 

Secondly, catering is another essential asset of a good graduation party. Food is something that everyone can enjoy, and brings people together. Make sure to prompt your guests to RSVP, to give yourself a better idea of how much food to serve at the event. If you have family members or peers bringing food, make sure to provide a clear countertop or tablespace for the food. There are several deciduous local catering businesses in the Poland / Poland area that are ideal for big events listed below. 

  • “The Gentry Catering” Address: 116 E Liberty St, Hubbard, OH 44425
  • “Gianna’s Catering” Address: 224 E Water St, Lowellville, OH 44436
  • “Tavola” Address: 7098 Mahoning Ave, Austintown, OH 44515
  • “Elmtree Catering” Address: 170 Walton St, Struthers, OH 44471


Last, but most currently not least, fun music is a must at any seniors graduation party. If you are looking to budget the event, playing your own music from a connected speaker would suffice. This way also allows you to select your favorite playlists you’ve created, or use your favorite streaming app to shuffle through songs. Ex. Apple Music or Spotify. However, for those of who are looking for a DJ for the event, below is a list of local DJ’s that are available for senior graduation parties. 

  • “Ike 4 Life Productions LLC” Phone #:  (330) 506-4835
  • “Dj Deinz Entertainment LLC”  Phone #: (724) 544-5651
  • “All In Entertainment with DJ Ray Kohnen” Phone #:  (724) 651-2688

All in all, the above suggestions are a few valid options that can be explored on their websites, by visiting their address, or giving them a call. These local places would be perfect for a fun, memorable senior graduation party.