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Tips on Throwing the Perfect Celebration for 2020 Boise Grads

Last updated May 15, 2020 by Totally Boise

Are you wanting to make the most memorable at-home graduation for your graduating class of 2020? We have just the thing for you from at-home parties to gift ideas from local shops. We’re here to help make sure grads get the experience and memories of one of the biggest accomplishments, whether it's college, high school, or grade school. Everyone deserves to be celebrated.

Thinking of having a quarantine graduation get together? While still following the social distancing rules you can celebrate your grad with good food, drinks, and backyard fun. By limiting the people, and continuing being safe this list includes all the essentials you need to complete the best graduation party.

First things first,

Food is the best part of every party! Well at least for a lot of people.. To make things easy, cater from one of your favorite local restaurants. With curbside still going on and delivery options available, you can get the best food delivered right to your home! Places like Tupelo Honey, Texas Roadhouse, or even Joe Mamas (for the perfect party brunch) are great options for calling in and picking up delicious food!

Now the drinks, we've got some awesome local breweries, wineries, and bars that have continued to offer drinks to go! One of our local favorites includes Western Collective, who will provide you with delicious drinks right to your door! Western Collective offers deliveries of beer, slushies, and fun. This is the perfect thing to complete your get together.

Western Collective

Photo Credit: Western Collective

We can’t forget the decorations! Decorating is always a fun way to spice up the party and make the experience a little more memorable. The Sign Gypsies is a local business that makes custom signs for your yard, it is the perfect way to make your grad stand out and brighten their day by celebrating them.

Sign Gypsies

Photo Credit: Sign Gypsies

Our local Zeppelin Balloons make the best balloon arches, garlands, and DIY kits that will allow you to add some character to the party of tight-knit friends and family. Zeppelin will make custom garlands and setups to fit the theme of your celebration!

Zeppelin Balloons

Photo Credit: Zeppelin Balloons

With the sun shining and all of us want to enjoy the fresh air, outside is one of the best ways to celebrate! We put together a list of 9 Backyard Activities for you and your family to do while being together, they’re easy to DIY at home and will bring the competitive edge everyone loves to your gathering.

If you really want to make this party a total hit you can always call up the neighborhood DJ from Beats For Your Block. This DJ will bring the party to you and let you and your friends dance it out while still following social distancing guidelines. Sound Wave Events has put together Beats for your Block which brings the music to you. What could be better?

Beats For Your Block

Photo Credit: Beats For YOur Block

The final touch would have to be dessert. Stella’s Ice Cream is offering curbside pick up for your own personal DIY ice cream! Pick up a kit to make your own sundaes or ice cream cones in the comfort of your own home. Stella’s DIY ice cream gives a unique and fun way to celebrate together.

Stella’s Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Stella’s Ice Cream

Now that we have come up with a few ideas to celebrate your grads, they will definitely have something to remember during all this. Although it isn’t picture-perfect, you can still get creative and have a good time. These local businesses have worked hard on making sure you and your family can bring some fun into your home while continuing to support local. Time to throw the graduation party for your grad, making sure they feel special and celebrated in the comfort of their own home!

Need a few ideas on where to purchase gifts locally?
  • Idaho Made
  • Mixed Greens
  • Re-POP Gifts
  • Flying M Coffee House
  • Hyde and Seek
  • BANANA Ink
  • Wear Boise

Here's to our 2020 Boise Grads!

2020 Boise Grads




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