Graduation is a time of great celebration. The celebration of hard work, achievement, and coming of age. Naturally, a graduation is an event worth feteing, gathering together with friends and family to toast your grad and all they’ve accomplished. If you’re unsure about how to plan an unforgettable graduation soiree, keep reading. Here are some details to consider when creating the perfect party to show your grad how proud you are of them at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC!

To Surprise, Or Not

Surprising your grad with a graduation soiree can be great fun, but it poses unique challenges, such as who to invite, when and where to hold the party, and all of the details including food and decor. But planning a surprise party is still possible, and is worth the extra work to see their reaction. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but it should be the first detail you decide upon when planning your graduation party.

Where to Hold Your Party

Holding a graduation party at home can get a little overwhelming. Between rearranging your furniture to make room for guests and food, to dealing with pre and post party cleaning, it’s a lot to take on. That’s why hiring a venue such as Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC is the perfect solution. Our raw space offers ample room for guests to wander, dance, dine, and mingle, and we’ll take care of details like food service, table spacing, and setup and cleanup.

When to Hold Your Party

While you may want to leave your child’s graduation and go straight to the party, it may make sense to wait and hold your event on another day so you can allow for more guests to attend. Many other families will be holding graduation parties the same day, meaning your grad may not get to see best friends or others on their big day. Consider alternative dates for the big soiree if possible. Your grad and their friends will appreciate the opportunity to keep the festivities going after the big day.


Food can be tricky to decide on if your party is a surprise, but either way, you’ve got this! For a surprise party, think of your grad’s favorite foods, or if you’re including them in the planning process, help them dream up their ideal dinner. No matter your decision, the catering team at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC can cook up anything you desire - from chicken nuggets to filet mignon, and everything in between.


Entertainment acts book up quickly during graduation season, because it's also wedding season, so be sure to hire your entertainment early to get the entertainers you and your grad want.

You may also want to rent gaming stations, photo booths with props, and other entertainment devices to keep your guests occupied during the event.


With graduation parties, decorations can be whatever you can dream. From colorful light effects from AV Workshop to lavish floral arrangements, set the mood for fun and celebration at your big event!


Don’t forget to book a photographer to capture all the special moments from your big event

Your big day will be a whirlwind and you’ll want to remember every detail after the party is over.


For many parties, hosts offer party favors to guests to commemorate the special event. While this is optional, getting some fun custom swag for your attendees is always appreciated. Check in with your graduate to see what’s trending these days. Need some inspo? One guest at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° hired a graffiti artist to customize sneakers for all of their guests. Fun, personalized items like these really wow guests, and you can be sure nobody in attendance will already have a pair - or have the same pair as someone else!

Whether it’s a surprise or your graduate is along for the planning process, the team at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC is here to help. Please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC to get started!