It’s graduation season. And if you have a high schooler that’s about to head out into the world of college, it’s time to celebrate.

While you may be questioning if you should even host a party since this time of year is so busy, this party is a big moment for the soon-to-be-freshman. So, here are some ways to make it successful.

Set a Date and Time Well in Advance
Since summer is the prime time for people to host graduation parties, it can be harder than you think to schedule your own. Your kid’s friends will be hosting their own parties and they’re going to want to attend those along with their own. When choosing a date, make sure you pick a venue the moment you decide on a day. Doing this well in advance will ensure that you will have access to the space you want on the date you want it.

Consider Event Catering
Choosing a food option for the party can be extremely stressful. You may either decide to cook tons of food yourself or choose the event catering route. Event catering is a lot easier than cooking yourself as you won’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. You can use the time saved to worry about other things like what’s going on with your child or who is coming to your party. Tacos are a great choice for casual catering. A taco bar filled with a variety of Mexican ingredients is a crowd pleaser and super easy to clean up when the party is over. Did you know that one out of every 10 restaurants in the U.S. sells Mexican food? This makes it the most popular style of international cuisine in the country. Because of this, it’ll be really easy to find a place to cater your party.

Ask For Help
Even though this is your child’s party, that doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help. Reach out to your friends and family and ask them if they can help with the setup, mailing the invites, and picking up some last-minute bottles of soda. By asking for help, you’re not going to be responsible for everything yourself and can enjoy your kid’s party.

Your child’s graduation party is a great way to celebrate all of their hard work during high school. It’s also the perfect opportunity to celebrate their next big adventure. By asking for help and planning ahead of time, your party is guaranteed to be a success.