Got back from Parents Weekend and I was somewhat surprised at the number of people who asked me if I'd reserved a house (a house!), ball room, restaurants, etc. for the guys' May graduation. Are there any parents out there not renting a house? How many people from your respective families actually attend such an event? (We come up with a total of 4, plus 2 sponsor parents, plus cadets. No grandparents, aunts and uncles uninterested.) I have reserved a hotel room/suite for the few days we'll be in CO, but cannot imagine a house. I can even imagine a restaurant, but am having trouble with the whole ballroom scenario. And if everyone's having a party on Graduation Night, who's left to come to ours? As you can see, I've got concerns here. For you former cadets/mids, what arrangements did you and your parents make for the event/s? For parents, this is sounding like it resembles the cost of small wedding. How much are you willing to spend for this?