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Saving for Graduation Season

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by savingtools.com)
at 4:04PM Wednesday March 28, 2012
under Loose Change

Trees are starting to bloom, the air has a scent of fresh cut lawns, and the weather is finally warm enough to go outside without wearing your winter parka. You know what that means. Graduation season is just around the corner!

With over three million students graduating from high school this year and over two million graduating from colleges, universities and grad schools, there will be a lot of celebrating going on this Spring. Chances are you are going to have at least one graduation party to attend and possibly one to host.

Giving a gift to a graduate or hosting a party can be a wonderful feeling. You know you are celebrating one of the most important milestones in your loved one's life. Whether you are the host or an attendee, here are some great ideas about how to celebrate without breaking the bank.


Planning the Party

From decorations to paper products to favors, planning a party can be stressful and a big expense. It can be difficult to know where to start your party planning. If you start by checking out at the coupons available, it will not only help you stay within your budget but also get your creative juices flowing.

Do you need invitations? Expressionery.com offers some fantastic deals on personalized invitations. Do you need party supplies? Companies like Oriental Trading and Party City can be a great place to start looking for tablecloths and paper products.

If you are looking to create a truly themed party, you can order anything from balloons to banners to personalized candy bars from the online party store Shindigz. Flowers, personalized treats and mementoes to cherish are easy on the budget when you partner with Savings.com to source coupons and savings codes.

Giving the Perfect Gift

Graduating from high school is an exhilarating experience, but once the party is over, it's time for the graduate to start the next chapter of their life. Heading off to college often means moving to a new apartment or dorm room that will be in need of comfort items like linens, towels and cozy comforters. A word to the wise, make sure to ask your graduate if their new dorm room bed will need specially sized sheets as some dorms only offer extra long twin beds. Don't forget about other dorm room items like picture frames, desk chairs and trashcans.

Do you prefer to give more of an academic gift? Gift certificates to Barnes & Noble can be a useful treat for any graduate. Of course you know your grad is going to need to update or upgrade their laptop for all of those papers they will be writing. Why not think about an electronic gift?

Saving with Style

Graduation is the time to celebrate an important milestone in your loved one's life. It can be stressful to plan a party or search for the perfect give, but if you let us do the searching to make your graduate's day awesome, you can focus on celebrating instead of on your wallet.