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Kevin Wall, customer service specialist at Grand Rental Station in Willmar, demonstrates how to use a cotton candy machine. More parents are choosing to go beyond the basics for a graduation party, Wall said, and these concession items are popular during the graduation season. (Tribune photo by Ashley White)

Plan to enjoy your child's graduation party


As hundreds of area high school seniors prepare to graduate and take their first steps into the "real world," their parents and families are preparing to send them off with a party worthy of their accomplishments.

While graduation parties are meant to be fun, giving grads the chance to mingle with everyone who has helped them achieve this milestone, for the parents (and unofficial party planners) it can quickly become more stressful than celebratory.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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