Highland Park High School
Highland Park, NJ
Ensuring a safe, enjoyable and memorable evening
on graduation night
Class Commemorative Gift should be assembled to combine multiple items in one Gift
Select time/event to hand the Class Gift to MAXIMIZE the number of recipients. Not all may attend Project Graduation but all should receive Class Commemorative Gift
Events Plus Entertainment
Party King Entertainment
Branchburg Sports Complex
The Bounce Factory
Various Rutgers Recreation Centers
includes Werblin, Livingston, Cook/Douglas
Woodbridge Community Center
New York Sports Club
Excellent facility with many options - esp oriented to outdoor adventure/nature (whitewater rafting, rock wall and rock climbing, hiking, campfire, etc.). However, it’s a bit far for PG and most of the activities are daytime activities. Would make a marvelous Senior Trip!!
Monmouth University + Beach bonfire [would need to get permit. Longbranch , the nearest beach town, apparently offers them].
Bridgewater Sports Arena
Class of 2016 Gift: Draw-string Bag & Plush Beach Towel w logo
This Gift was handed out with the Graduation Cap & Gown at 1st Rehearsal of the Graduation Ceremony.
All 121 seniors received the Gift as participation at Rehearsal was mandatory
Project Graduation Gift: Small Photo Album w logo
This Gift was set by the Photo Booth at the PG event.
Many seniors did not receive the Gift as not all visited the Photo Booth
ERROR: These 2 items should have been combined and handed at the same time
Venue Set Up: Consider how big the Class is and how many are attending. Keep all activities centered around a focus central staging area to encourage participation and make the event look like a "Fair".
Avoid diluting the energy of the event. Do not spread activities apart
Minimize transition from one activity to the next
Keep kids in close proximity with one another to create infectious enthusiasm
ERROR: The activities were spread out in different seperate and enclosed areas and were not visible.
Food & Beverages: Class of 2016 has 121 students, 118 graduated, 108 attended Project Graduation
SUBS: 25 SUBS, TOTAL: 100 pieces.
Leftover 5 SUBS, 2 SUBS consumed by RICOCHET staff 3 SUBS discarded.
PIZZA; 10 large PIZZAs all consumed.
FRUIT: Watermelon, grapes,
Had LOTS could have had MUCH MORE all consummed
MUFFINS, SNACKS: 100 mini muffins, chips & pretzels. All consummed
We borrowed from the school large 10-gallon orange containers
ICED TEA: 7 gallons all consummed needed more
LEMONADE: 5 gallons all consummed needed more