It’s Graduation season, which means your party planning is in full swing! Whether your student is graduating from high school or college (or perhaps Kindergarten ?) this important milestone is worthy of a big celebration! We’ve done the hard work for you and pulled together 14 ideas for Graduation Party themes, decorations, centerpieces, balloons, favors and more! Keep scrolling for everything you need to pull off a fabulous party for your graduate!
The big day is almost here and whether you’re jumping for joy or curled up in a ball of tears, family and friends are ready to gather and celebrate! A graduation party is must-have milestone event as you acknowledge the past and celebrate the future for your student! Here are some ideas to help you get the party going!
Graduation Party Theme Ideas
You “Crushed It” Graduation Party
I love this “You Crushed It” graduation party theme designed by Jen T. Design for Fun365 because it’s citrus decor elements are fresh, unexpected and fun for spring and summer! Perfect for a girl’s graduation party, the pinks mixed with lemons and oranges really stand out and allow you to be playful with your party!
And how adorable are these DIY tassel straws for the drinks?! OMG! I’m obsessed with this idea and just wish I had a graduate to throw a party for so I could make these! Find more ideas for this party theme, along with links to the cute printables, right here.
Graduation Cap Decorating Party
Why not host a pre-graduation party and have your student invite their friends over for a Graduation Cap Decorating Party?! This fun tradition is reason enough to throw a party, but we love the pink, black, white and gold decor Annaliese Johnson, owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, put together for this Fun365 party!
Set a beautiful table with a pink sequin tablecloth, serve small sweet treats like cupcakes or macarons and set out a ton of decorating supplies for your graduates and watch their creativity run wild!
Keep it Classic
You can’t go wrong by sticking with classic graduation colors like black, silver or gold and your graduate’s school colors. Start with a classic graduation banner like the one below and add in the balloons and tassels this kit comes with and you’re all set!
Graduation at a Distance
This year is totally unique for graduates in that many of them aren’t having in-person graduation ceremonies due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. School has moved online and high schools and colleges everywhere have been scrambling to come up with back up plans. One thing I’ve loved seeing is how parents and neighbors are honoring their graduations on their front porches for all to see. Here are two ways to help you let the world know you have a graduate at home.
If you have a fence in your yard, this customizable fence banner is the perfect way to share the good news about your student’s graduation. It’s available in a variety of sizes as well.
Another way you can let the world know your student is graduating is with a Class of 2020 Front Door Banner. Hand these on either side of your front door or your entry way during graduation month to keep the celebration going strong!
Graduation Party Balloons
Nothing says congratulations like party balloons! And you can go big and do a custom balloon arch in the school’s colors or keep things simple and fun with balloons like these…
It’s always fun to get party favors and a graduation party is no exception! Here are a few favor ideas that are easy and fun!
Fill these with different flavors of gourmet popcorn or another small treat for guests to take on their way out.
These playful mustache graduate favor bags are cute and easy to fill with cookies, candies or another keepsake party favor.
Everyone loves temporary tattoos, right? These are easy party favors your guests are sure to use and enjoy!
Graduation Party Photo Ideas
This customizable photo backdrop is a great way to capture timeless photos of your graduate with their friends and family. It comes in several different sizes and can be personalized with your grad’s school details.
This photo banner, which holds an annual photo of your child from grades 1 to 12, makes me cry just looking at it and thinking about all of my daughter’s photos up there at her future graduation party! I don’t know about you, but I love when parties have pictures of the guest of honor through the years – it’s a lovely look back at the past, before you celebrate what’s to come in the future!
Graduation Party Decor Ideas
These adorable mason jar graduation cap centerpieces can be customized to match your school colors and come as a set of three jars with caps. You can also request clear mason jars and add fairly lights, candy or other treats!
If you’re having a cake at your graduation party, you’ll need a festive cake topper, right?! We love this customizable cake topper with the cute graduation cap, your child’s name and graduating year.
We hope you found some great ideas for decorations at your Graduation Party! This is such a fun, celebratory time for families – congrats on making it to this important milestone! Be sure to Pin this post for later party planning!