Ways to survive planning your first grad party

From a first timer -
  1. Buy enough food to feed a small country
  2. Get insanely carried away by the minute details
  3. Use up a majority of financial resources
  4. Be deeply humbled by help from family & friends.
  5. Try to keep it together during the emotional upheaval & not become a hot mess.
  6. Remind yourself that your kid is the greatest ever.
  7. Breathe.
  8. And if all else fails, alcohol, Kleenex, and your best girl friends will carry you through.