7 Easy Graduation Party Ideas You Can Actually Do
Thrill your grad (and all your guests!) with these simple graduation party ideas that are just as easy as they are impressive.
If you're celebrating someone special's graduation this year, you’ve probably already been racking your brain planning that impending graduation party. But we’re here to tell you, there’s no need to dread it. In fact, the party prep can actually be fun with these adorable (and seriously doable) graduation-themed decorations and treats.
Of course, you’ll want to display your grad’s senior pics. Attach a few of your favorites to a pre-made wreath form. Then add a little glitter or ribbon, and voila! Done. Guests will have no doubt they’re in the right place when they see this masterpiece on the front door.
Make This: Graduation Picture Wreath
Grad Cap Pretzel
This one might look a little daunting, but it's actually more fun than anything. Beth at Hungry Happenings recommends using store-bought bread dough, arranging strips of dough in the shape of your graduation cap, boiling the pieces in water and baking soda, then simply baking to a golden brown. Add salt and a little mustard, and you’ve got a major crowd pleaser.
Make This: Grad-Cap Pretzel
While this colorful balloon decor would look great on its own, Kelly at Studio DIY recommends attaching a collection of Polaroid photos of the grad. That way, you can also include sentimental or hilarious superlatives along with each pic. Don’t have access to a Polaroid camera? No problem. Simply add a border with white cardstock for a similar look.
Make This: Graduation Balloon Superlatives
Cocoa Grad Cap Dessert
This one will definitely impress your guests. And believe it or not, it’s easy, too! Just think of it as a big, chocolate-y, rice cereal treat.
Make This: Cocoa Crispy Graduation Cap Treat
Guest Book Games
Skip the boring notebook, and ask guests to sign a Jenga block for a guest “book” the grad may actually want to keep.
You know your grad has a bright future, so why not shout it from the mountaintops? Or maybe, you could just convey the message with a fun sign and a basket full of inexpensive shades. Either way, we’re sure your grad will appreciate the sentiment.
Nostalgic Party Favors
If you’re looking for a cute and easy party favor, candy is a no-brainer. And who doesn’t love a sweet sentiment wrapped up in nostalgia. These Dr. Seuss-inspired candy bags say it all.
Make This: Candy Favor With Free Printable
Graduation Cap Designs
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This tip is for the grad. Try one of our awesome graduation cap designs for a bold look that will definitely make you stand out in a sea of black gowns.