With more grads throwing caps in the air, and the National Retail Federation reporting more college students live at home to save money, Party City sees an increase in home-based parties. To ensure hosts throw the ultimate 'grad bash' this spring, the party experts share the following fun, budget-conscious tips:
- Show School Spirit: Incorporate school colors as an easy, inexpensive way to create chic graduation looks. Add extra "Wow!" and height to the party with school color-themed wall decorations and balloon bouquets ( http://www.partycity.com/
- Create Custom Themes: Personalize the party by incorporating the grad's sense of style and extracurricular activities into the decorations. Use Hollywood inspired decorations for drama lovers or sports accessories for athletes. Incorporate pictures into table settings, use old art projects as fun centerpieces … and, just remember to make the event special and unique to the graduate.
- Make the Moment Memorable: Help guests create lasting memories with autograph-friendly t-shirts, balloons or stuffed animals where friends and family can leave fun messages or advice for the future. Framing the grad's portrait or a class photo with an extra wide matte for guests to sign is a great way to capture guests' attendance and makes a wonderful keepsake.
- Flaunt Personality:
"As the leader in party supplies, we know families want to throw a memorable celebration that's fun and budget-friendly,"
To learn more about Party City and its 2010 graduation collection, please visit www.partycity.com or the company's Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/
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Party City Corporation is America's largest specialty party goods chain and the country's premier Halloween specialty retailer. Party City operates more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Party City is a division of Amscan Holdings, Inc. (AHI) and has its headquarters in Rockaway, New Jersey. Amscan designs, manufactures and distributes party goods through its vertically aligned retailers as well as other retailers worldwide. Amscan's worldwide locations include their corporate headquarters in Elmsford, NY as well as locations throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia. Amscan operates seven state of the art distribution centers throughout the world and six manufacturing facilities domestically. Product is manufactured both in the United States and overseas.