Graduation season—the time when your nearest and dearest are ready to embark on the next chapter.
Whether he or she is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, congratulate them with the perfect gift and party to celebrate this major milestone. The best graduation gifts are ones that have special meaning, whether looking back (photo collages, framed quotes, hometown mementos) or preparing for the future (the perfect work bag, inspirational books, travel kits). Or, consider that the best gift you could give is a super fun graduation party. When planning this special occasion, the world really is your oyster. Think about the graduate: Would she prefer an intimate graduation brunch or a bustling backyard barbecue? Is there a natural theme tied to her next step, say if she’s going to school in Chicago or taking a job in the fashion business? Southern Living has all the tips and tricks to throw a fantastic graduation party with the best decor ideas, easy recipes, and menus.