Tips For Celebrating Graduation At A Restaurant

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by Chips Restaurants

Graduation season is upon us, and if you have a graduate in the family, you know that this time of year is also party planning season. From small get togethers at home to large catered events, gathering friends and family together in one place is the perfect way to celebrate a loved one’s achievements!

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For those who prefer not to host the party at home, restaurants are often the venue of choice. Looking for the secrets to success on how to host a party at your favorite dining establishment? We’ve got them for you:

1. Stick with what you know.

It’s always exciting to try new things, but when you have guests to please, the safer option is to choose a restaurant that you already know and love. Better yet, you’ll want to choose a restaurant that your guests already know and love.

2. Make reservations as soon as you can.

It doesn’t matter if you’re renting out an entire room or just taking a few family members out to dinner – if you want the night to go as smoothly as possible, you’ll want to make reservations ahead of time.

3. Know what’s required of you.

For private dining parties, don’t just assume that the restaurant will provide everything – for example, sometimes you may be required to bring your own dessert. That said, make sure you speak with the chef and restaurant manager ahead of time so that you’re clear on who is responsible for what.

4. Set a strict RSVP date.

When sending invitations to guests, be very clear on when you need to know if they’re attending. Since adding or subtracting just one person can make a big difference in how quickly you get seated and how much you spend, you won’t want any surprises on the day of.

5. Be on time.

Or even better, be early. As the host you should be there before your guests start to arrive, even if you don’t have a private dining party planned. By arriving before everyone else, you can finalize any last minute details and make sure that everything is in order for it to be a perfect night.

Do you have a Connecticut graduate to celebrate this year? For anyone in Fairfield, Orange, Southbury, Trumbull or Wethersfield, Connecticut, there’s no better place to celebrate than Chip’s Family Restaurant! From our pancakes to our salads, sandwiches and more, we’re confident that everyone on the guest list will find something they like.