Graduating from high school is an exciting time in your child’s life. It symbolizes how much their future has in store for them while commemorating all the work they’ve done to get to the point they’re at today.
High school isn’t an easy feat between classes, raging hormones, social pressures, and a global pandemic, and making it to graduation deserves a celebration. Many high school seniors are feeling down about not being able to celebrate in traditional ways. Still, there are great ways to commemorate your child’s high school graduation, even during a pandemic.
Throw a virtual graduation party
Even though you can’t hold a normal graduation party for your child, that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a fun way to celebrate. Plan a graduation party the same way you would normally, only with a few twists. Design and send out custom graduation party invitations, such as fun laser cut invitations, with the time and date of the party and the link or directions to the virtual meeting room where you’ll hold the party. You can play games and enjoy a graduation cake, and your child will still feel special and get to celebrate with the people who love and support them and their dreams.
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Hold a virtual graduation ceremony
Even though your child won’t get to walk across the big stage they’ve been dreaming of for four years, they can still have a virtual graduation ceremony. Many high schools are hosting virtual and distance graduation ceremonies that you can attend, but if your child’s high school isn’t offering this service, try to organize something with your child’s closest friend group. Reach out to a local business owner that the kids may look up to give a commencement speech, and have your child wear a cap and gown. Go through the motions, and have your child move their tassels to signify graduation. While this may sound silly, your child may appreciate the lengths to which you’re going to make them feel normal during this complicated and difficult time in their lives.
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Decorate the house
Decorate your home as if it was a huge graduation party. Put up balloons and streamers, and even throw some confetti on your graduate as they exit their bedroom in the morning. Little gestures such as these can go a long way in making them feel special and celebrated. Their achievement was no small feat, and they deserve to feel accomplished, even in small ways.
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