The day is finally here- our oldest son has graduated from high school! With the graduation party coming up in 7 days at our home, so we were wondering (my wife and I) if we could ask the advice of other parents on how to throw a great party.

We have had some advice from some friends like, "Don't BBQ, you will be cooking all day". We have also had many discussions as to how many people to invite, who to invite etc.

Here is where you come in. We want to know, is there anything that you did the first time that you wouldn't repeat the second time around? We have a pretty good idea of how we want to do this thing but we'd like to know some major mistakes to avoid.

For example:  I wish had ____ or I wish I hadn't _____. Like, "I wish I hadn't had that bouncy bounce with all the teenagers puking in it, or maybe it's "I wish I had more tables and chairs." Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, not just for me but for the other 10,000 people who are trying to plan a great party this year.

Just give me your comments and suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of this page and, thank you in advance for you help.