Virtual Graduation Party Checklist

Every great party starts with a good checklist

Your guide to preparing for the December 2020 #MizzouMade Virtual Graduation Celebration:

2 Weeks Before (Week of Nov. 30)

  • Design a fun electronic invite to send to family and friends to join you for a video call
  • Schedule your video call via Facebook Messenger Rooms, Google Hangout, Zoom, or Facetime
  • Dig through your photo albums/digital archives to pull out your favorite photos of your graduate from childhood and their time at Mizzou
  • Use all those photos to create a slide show
  • Create a Facebook Event to invite friends and family, and share the slide show
  • Plan your celebration menu 
  • Use our toolkit to download the Mizzou Made graphic and order a specialty graduation cake from your favorite bakery
  • Check out The Mizzou Store to make online gift purchases for your graduate
  • Order a yard sign from The Mizzou Store or download one so everyone knows your celebrating

1 Week Before (Week of Dec. 7)

  • Schedule your grocery pickup/delivery order for the celebration day
  • Create a music playlist & don’t forget the Alma Mater or Eye of the Tiger
  • Plan games or activities to do on the video call — consider finding out how well everyone knows the Graduate
  • Order black and gold balloons or flowers for your graduate
  • Print signs and banners to decorate with
  • Send a reminder to family and friends of your video call

Day-of (Dec. 18)

  • Check your technology for your video call
  • Decorate your home for the celebration with balloons, flowers, printable signs, banners and photos!
  • Prepare your favorite party recipes
  • Turn on your celebration playlist
  • Quiz your guests to see who knows the graduate best
  • Celebrate your 2020 graduate virtually with the entire Mizzou community!
  • Share photos of your celebration on social media with #MizzouMade

*Download the checklist to print out* (screen reader compatible)