Wonderful Graduation Party Ideas

There are many wonderful graduation party ideas you can choose from to create a memorable evening of fun with family and friends. A fabulous milestone in life, graduations are the time we honor and recognize all the student’s hard work and dedication.

There are a few things to keep in mind when coming up with different graduation party ideas, such as are they graduating high school or college? Do they already know what career they would like to go into? Is the party being given for more than one student? Other helpful information to know are things like school colors and mascots. These can easily be incorporated into the party decor as either the main color theme or used as accent colors throughout the decor.

Adorn your front yard with a fun decor element to welcome family and friends into your home. Many use school color balloons, but here a couple of other ideas to try out.

A simple yet fun DIY graduation decor idea. Spell out congrats or congratulations on paper plates, tape or glue them to a dowel and stick them into your garden at different heights to create interest.

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Display a personalized decorative flag by your front door featuring a picture, school colors, and their year of graduation. A great decoration for your garden, and the flag makes a great keepsake to enjoy for years.

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 Create warm and inviting tables. Easy graduation party ideas include the use of school colored flowers displayed in mason jars, add a pennant featuring the year. The added touch of the book on the table is a perfect reference to education and a unique idea.

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Include a fun activity or two for guests to participate in. We really enjoy these two examples because they also act as keepsakes for the grad and guests.

Have a photo booth. This is a lot of fun for everyone, and you can either run one yourself or hire a company to come to your home. If you are going to create one yourself for your graduation party, make sure to have fun props the guests can use in their photos.

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Create a memory jar for the grad. Ask family and friends to write a favorite memory of the grad and collect them in the jar. Imagine how delightful it will be for them to read after the party and 20 years later.

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Many people pick a theme to create an amazing graduation party. Using a theme can help pull all the different elements of a great party together. Here are two themes we adore.

Oh The Places You’ll Go Theme, based on the famous book by the amazing Dr. Suess, is whimsical and fun. With features of hot air balloons and aspects of traveling and exploring the world, one can have quite a bit of fun with this graduation party idea.

The old suitcases stacked are quite clever.  The rolled up maps on the table not only fit the theme perfectly, but also reference a diploma. The hot air balloons are such a lovely touch, and cookies in their shape makes for a sweet dessert.

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Throw Keys To Success themed graduation party. Such a clever idea. Create a board featuring different “keys to success” and ask family and friends to offer up their own advice.

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What are some of your favorite tips or ideas for throwing a great graduation party?

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