Your Top Graduation Party Questions Answered

What is a chafing dish and why do we prefer them? A chafing dish is a metal pan with an outer pan of hot water, used for keeping food warm. Our much-loved building is very old and full of quirks. We prefer chafing dishes because plugging in too many roasting pans in our antique building is known to cause blown fuses, which in the summer months will leave you feeling too warm for comfort without an air conditioner. Party City and Aero Rentals of Iowa City are two great options for finding chafing dishes!

Where do I find 2017 balloons? Numbered balloons are a bright and fun way to accessorize your grad’s party and signify their graduation year. Order yours here.

What options do you have for photo display? Great question! Little Lights has an array of options available for displaying your photos, but here’s just a few out-of-the ordinary ideas.




A pallet wall is a simple and beautiful way to display your grad’s photos. We have a wide pallet wall available at no cost to you!








Hang your grad’s photos from our Edison bulb lighting with these cute  mini clothespins!









Use vintage empty frames, jute string, and more clothespins to display your photos on our super-cute bar.









Use our exposed industrial beams to hang your photos or to lean your framed photos against.














Use our sidewalk chalkboard sign to welcome your guests.











Do you have cupcake stands,

metal tubs for drinks, etc.? 

We have cupcake tiers and all that jazz!

Click here to see our rental items.




How do I set up for my grad party? We have figured up several different ways to arrange our farmhouse tables and chairs for differing numbers of guests and types of events. Shoot us an email and ask to see our Things To Know sheet so you can see your setup options!

As always, call or write to our team at Little Lights to answer any other questions you might have about setting up for your graduation party.

Thanks friends!

Photos via Nature’s Grace Photography


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