Book Parkway for Your Graduation Dinner Party

Graduation is finally here! After endless papers, deadlines, and 8 a.m. classes, your favorite student can’t wait to get their feet on the ground and run toward their future. But before they can enter the working world or start their master’s program, it’s time to celebrate how far they’ve already come — and what they’re about to achieve.

If you want to make your celebration a party your grad will really remember, then you’re going to need start thinking about good places to have a graduation party in Kansas City. Thankfully, our event space has everything you need to make this night something to remember.

Right underneath Parkway Social Kitchen on the corner of Ward Parkway and Jefferson St., our event space, the Scarlet Room, is one of the best places to throw a graduation party in Kansas City.

If you’re wondering where to have a graduation party in KC, here are just a few great reasons why the Scarlet Room should be your next graduation party destination!

Can I Decorate?

Of course! The Scarlet Room is one of the best graduation party rooms in Kansas City for this reason. When you first step into the space, you’ll see open, red-velvet booths, walls lined with leather books (perfect for a graduate) and warm lighting.

We’re pretty proud of our luxurious décor, but if you’d like to add your own special touches, like graduation banners and balloons, we’d be more than happy to hang them up. We also have massive, hidden projectors lining the walls that can be dropped down, so feel free to bring plenty of pictures of your grad growing up (hopefully none too embarrassing!) to show off to your friends and family. Let our staff know when making your reservation how you’d like to decorate our Kansas City graduation party venue.

What’s for Dinner?

If there’s one thing that every student loves, it’s food! And there’s no better place to get some delicious eats than at a graduation dinner party.  If you’re looking for great Kansas City restaurants for a graduation party, we’ve got plenty to choose from. From our delicious pepper jack-stuffed tater tots to our creamy spinach artichoke dip, we’ve got plenty of finger food ideas for a graduation party.

That’s not all we have, either. Parkway is known for some delicious beverages, making it one of the best graduation party venues in Kansas City. Your guests over 21 can indulge in a refreshing Fig Old Fashioned or one of our other craft cocktails.

We have a menu of other graduation party drinks right here, and don’t be afraid to ask for a wine menu.

We also have plenty of delicious desserts, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own cake in addition to our graduation party desserts to make the day more special. Just let our staff know of any special treats you’d like to bring in, and we’ll see how we can accommodate you.

How Many People Can We Invite? Does Parkway Have Banquet Halls for Graduation Parties Near Me?

We know that it takes more than just mom and dad to get a graduate to walk across that stage. If you’ve got 80 people or less coming to celebrate your graduate’s educational achievements, the Scarlet Room is the perfect graduation party room in Kansas City to accommodate you.

Plan on throwing a next-level celebration? Consider reserving the full restaurant. With the upstairs dining room, you have the ability to accommodate up to 175 people, and turn the Scarlet Room into personal banquet halls for graduation parties.

What About Music?

We’re glad you asked! The Scarlet Room is most known for its bright and fun musical atmosphere that’ll energize your party. We normally have a local DJ booked every Friday and Saturday, so we can always book one of those artists. If you’d like to book your own talent for your graduation party, there’s plenty of space for your guest to play all night long front and center. Whether that’s a jazz ensemble or a DJ that’ll bring the house down, our staff will be happy to coordinate with them.

Whatever you need to make your graduation party a success, we can make it happen; just let our staff know how we can accommodate you.

What Time Can I Have My Party?

Whatever time of day your grad is ready to hold the celebration, we can get our Kansas City graduation party space ready for you!

If you’re looking to do something a little different for your Kansas City graduation party, how about an intimate brunch gathering? Our brunch catering package can include mimosas for our 21-and-over graduates, served with delicious breakfast foods. Nothing says a celebration quite like brunch!

Monday through Friday, we have a great happy hour menu from 3–7p.m. if you’re planning a low-key after-graduation party. If, however, you’re planning a celebration in the evening, our dinner menu is sure to be a hit!

If you can’t wait to book your reservation, give us a call at 816-214-5616. You’re also welcome to email us at for more information.