This August, students up and down the country will be opening those all-important envelopes. It’s A-Level results day on 15th August, followed closely by GCSE results day on 22nd August. It’s a nervy time, but an occasion that should be celebrated no matter what happens.
So let’s plan a results day party! Planning can take your mind off worrying about your results in the days and weeks leading up to results day, and it can also give you something to look forward to. You’ve worked so hard during your exams, so it’s time to have some much-needed rest, relaxation and fun with your friends and family.
Here are some top party planning tips to help you celebrate your results – whatever they may be – this August…
Have a BBQ
This is an easy, laid-back way to celebrate exam results in summer. Ask everyone to bring some food and drinks, and head out into the garden to eat, drink, celebrate and commiserate. If everyone is old enough to drink, put out some punch or a bucket of cold beers, but keep a close eye on people who are disappointed with their results – as drowning sorrows can go too far!
You may want to just chat and hang out, but you could also consider some activities to give your party a little more structure. Choose something silly like Twister, football or beer pong so that everyone can just have fun and take their mind off their exam results.
Create a mini spa at home
What better way to unwind after the stress of exams than with a relaxing spa day? Save yourself the expense of booking everyone into an actual spa, and recreate it at home. Face masks, manicures and pedicures can all be done by you and your party guests, but you could also hire a massage or other therapist for a couple of hours. Put on some relaxing music, head out into the garden for a sunbathe and put out some snacks and refreshing summer drinks. It’ll be chilled out, low-key and just what you all need.
Throw a classic house party
There’s no more traditional way to celebrate the end of exams and results day than a house party. It can be as simple or complex as you like. You can just invite everyone round and tell them to bring drinks (if they’re old enough) and snacks with them, or you can put on a spread and put up decorations. Sometimes it’s fun to go the extra mile with table decorations, amazing food and an incredible playlist – you can even rope in a friend to act as DJ for the evening. Be prepared for a lot of clean-up in the morning, but you don’t need to worry about that now. Eat, drink, dance and let your hair down, you’ve earned it.
Remember, if you need any party supplies, The Event Experts has you covered. You’ll find everything you need for an exam results bash to remember.