What You Need for an Outdoor Graduation Party This Summer

Jul 6, 2023

Are you hosting an outdoor graduation party this summer for a friend or family member? According to party planning experts, home parties, whether indoors or outside, are best. Even after renting party supplies like tents for shade, round tables, and chairs, your event will be more budget-conscious and personal. When planning an outdoor graduation at your home, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.

Party Supplies

The top priority of any good host or hostess is making sure that their guests are comfortable. If they are dealing with inclement weather, too few seating options, or not enough round tables, it’s unlikely they’ll have an amazing time at the party. Graduation parties tend to include people of all life stages so you’ll want everyone of all ages to be comfortable.

Delicious Food

Outside of the person being celebrated, delicious food is typically the most commented-upon part of any party. To ensure that your guests have the seating options they need, incorporate elegantly-covered tables so that they don’t have to try to juggle their plates and glass. Providing your guests with everything they need to be comfortable ensures that they’ll spend their energy enjoying the party! Local caterers may also need you to rent serving trays, dishes, and utensils in addition to purchasing food.


Graduation parties often signal the end of one part of life and the beginning of another. As the grad gets ready to begin a new chapter in their life, celebrating their achievement is important. No matter what type of entertainment you book for the party, be sure that there are plenty of seating options for your guests. Soft seating areas that have sofas and comfy chairs are perfect for the after-dinner experience. Whether you choose a band or a DJ, be sure that your tent includes any necessary lighting and air circulation systems.

Planning to host an outdoor party at your home this summer? Allied Event Solutions is here to help you with all of your rental needs. From marquee tents to round tables and flooring, you can count on us for all of your party rental needs. As members of the American Rental Association, we’ve been proud to serve Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia for over 50 years, and look forward to working with you too!