Grad Party Ideas You’ll Want to Steal Immediately

Here are some unique graduation party ideas.  Read the full article here.


  1. Use tissue paper in your school colors and DIY numbers to mark the year of graduation
  2. Hand a chalkboard backdrop for a classroom-themed photo booth
  3. Use a Polaroid frame for on-the-go photo ops
  4. Print school superlatives for guests to use in the photo booth
  5. Use graduation caps and glitter ‘staches to dress up your pics
  6. Put up a sign with your party hashtag to easily look at everyone’s photos later
  7. Set out a tray of ring pops as your “class rings” for everyone to try
  8. Make s’mores pops with chocolate graham crackers and marshmallows
  9. Or make sweet and salty pretzel rods
  10. Use mini Reese’s, chocolate squares, and sour belts for bite-sized grad caps
  11. Tie a ribbon around Pirouette cookies and you have yourself diplomas for you and all your friends
  12. Make your silverware a bit more festive with diploma napkin bundles
  13. Personalize your Solo cups with photos of the graduate
  14. Use mason jars to make any ice cream float or sundae bar much easier
  15. Try an inflatable tabletop cooler to keep your food and drinks cool
  16. Or use a kiddie pool for visible and accessible drinks
  17. Make a cardboard cupcake stand and fill it with goodies
  18. Use an old suitcase as your card/gift box
  19. Or, to stick with the theme, try a grad cap card box
  20. Have guests share their best next-step tips on key tags
  21. Or make a game out of it by writing on Jenga blocks
  22. Add graduation cheer to anything with a hassle-free tassel tutorial
  23. Designate separate areas for trash and recycling
  24. Tie photos to balloons for a different take on a photo wall
  25. Use tassel garlands as bunting around the party
  26. Put bug spray in a hanging basket to keep the bugs away
  27. Put up a banner of childhood photos to thoroughly embarrass the grad
  28. Set up a table to highlight the grad and all their accomplishments
  29. Show off the places they’ve been and the places they’ll go on a map
  30. Write inspirational quotes on chalkboards around the party
  31. Send off the graduate with lanterns with well-wishes written on them

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