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Best Places For Graduation Parties In OC

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If you are looking to wow your graduate and impress your guests, there are a variety of graduation party venues to choose from in Orange County. Whether you are looking for classy or crazy, Orange County hosts some of the most original and memorable locations for that special occasion.

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Laguna Beach Luaus
19671 Beach Blvd., Suite 305
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 496-6558

What do Polynesian dancers have to do with graduation? Nothing, but they sure are fun to watch. Celebrate aloha style with a luau complete with a customized menu. You might choose to dine on traditional Kahlua pork, macadamia nut mahi mahi or grilled coconut shrimp with pina colada sauce. If hula dancers aren't your thing, dine and dance to Hawaiian musicians or the more traditional DJ. Simple or extravagant, casual or exotic, you choose your location, style, entertainment and kaukau. Bring a taste of the islands to Orange County and give your graduate an Hawaiian party.

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Crevier Classic Cars, LLC
365-B Clinton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 426-0238

This unique facility will wow your guests with 100 privately owned classic, exotic and rare vehicles, not to mention a pool table, three HD flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, a projection screen and a patio. With a capacity for 300 and separate areas including a main area, lounge/game room and a dining room, this one-of-a-kind event venue will create memories for years to come. This is perfect for the graduate who wants a testosterone-pumping venue.

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Hornblower Cruises and Events
Mariner's Mile Marina
2431 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 258-9589

Newport Beach is iconic California. What better way to celebrate your loved one's accomplishments than to take a sunset cruise through John Wayne's old stomping grounds while enjoying dining and dancing on the water? Hornblower provides group packages or you can create your own party. Imagine a three-hour cruise with 50 of your best friends, enjoying unlimited non-alcoholic drinks while stewards pass trays of hors d'oeuvres as the sun sets behind you. With Hornblower, you make your cruise your own.

Related: Best Limo Services In Southern California

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1313 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4569

How can you go wrong at the "Happiest Place on Earth?" Disney's legendary quality and service is never disappointing and your graduate will get an extra sprinkling of pixie dust on their special day. Choose a venue that creates your perfect atmosphere, from elegantly formal to playfully casual. Fully catered meals are provided at Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. If a park is not for you, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is a stunning venue that provides Disney's impeccable service. Whether you're 3 or 103, everyone can find something special at the Disneyland Resort.

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Old World Village Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave. #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 895-8020

Whether you are hosting 50 or 750 guests, Old World Village has versatile banquet facilities that can accommodate small or large parties. With numerous options for table arrangements and layouts as well as easy access to an outside patio and bar and a stage area, Old World Village hosts not only the ever-popular Oktoberfest, but also weddings, trade shows, quinceañeras, meetings and fairs. Graduates can launch into their "new world" from Old World Village.

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Erin Johnson is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on

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