Celebratory events have sure come a long way from pencil-and-gum party favors. These days, $578 is the average amount spent on graduation parties. 24 % of party planners hire a caterer and 17 % purchase food from a restaurant. 29 % will host their celebration at either a party room, park, rental hall or another unique venue. An estimated 6 million US students are expected to graduate from high school, alone, in 2013.

As graduation season quickly approaches, May and June are the two celebratory months that host a fair share of after-grad parties! Metro37 takes a look at some of the grad-party trends expected for 2013 matriculates.

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Celebrate Good Times! A Glimpse into Graduation Party Trends

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