How to word a graduation party for my 3 boys graduating 3 different grades

by Alison
(Brooklyn )

I’m throwing a large graduation party for my 3 boys. One graduating high school, one graduating middle school and one graduating elementary school.

I don’t want to burden our family and friend with 3 gifts and I don’t want to make my two younger boys feel less important than my high school graduate.

I’m not sure how to word the invite. The party will have friends of all 3 boys and all of our families.

How can I write an invitation that explains it’s mainly about my older son heading off to college so they don’t feel obligated to give equal gifts to each boy.

Please help! I need to get invitations out this week.

Thanks in advance .


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Graduation Invitation
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hi Alison,

Congratulations to you and your family on the achievement of your three boys. This should be a fun event!

As far as burdening your family with the concern of equal gifts, most people will balance out the situation recognizing the level of achievement. Gift giving is really at the discretion of the giver, based on what they feel is appropriate. Perhaps you can put something to the affect:

Come celebrate "Charlie" as he graduates from xxx High School and heads off to yyy University, along with "Pete" graduating from zzz Middle School and "Paul" graduating from aaa Elementary School.

I would imagine they would get the idea.

Enjoy the graduation party and your sons achievements!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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