These days it seems soon-to-be parents don’t wait until baby is born to find out if it’s a boy or a girl anymore and they don’t just tell their loved ones to start buying pink or blue onesies, they throw elaborate gender reveal parties to make the announcement. Well, that reveal party is catching on and now the teens want in on the fun, too, so college reveal parties are a thing.
Much like a gender reveal celebration, a college reveal party includes cake and decorations, usually color-coordinated to go with the chosen learning institution’s colors. But most importantly is the big announcement where the high school senior shares their choice of college with their friends and family.
It’s it a bit over the top? Sure. But some argue that if the family can afford it, why not celebrate the student’s achievement like this if it’s important to them. But with college tuition expenses just a few months away, not all families can afford to throw a blow-out bash just to tell everyone where their kid is going to college. And there’s nothing wrong with going old-school and just sharing the important decision over a family dinner, no balloons or confetti required.