Graduation season is right around the corner! If you’re planning a graduation party for your daughter or son, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found some fun, quick – and easy ideas to make your graduation party hassle free!
- Bold and modern graduation Invitations to set the tone
- Graduation decor – party banners, balloons and more
- One smart cookie – cookies, cakes and cupcakes to celebrate the grad
- Snack tables that the guests will love
- Fun photobooth accessories and easy IG photo ideas
- Easy games – Graduation Jeopardy, Jenga and more!
- Cryptocurrency and other fun gift ideas
- FREE Black and Gold Party Banner!
Graduation Party Invitations
With all the great photos of your senior, you’re sure to find one (or two) to make your grad’s invitations perfect.
This vibrant floral invitation with burgundy and peach is perfect for your wild at heart grad. Just add her favorite photo, details and you’ll have your graduation invitations in no time.
A modern and bold choice for the grad – these invitations are easy to customize!
A soft feminine invitation for your favorite grad who loves all things scripty 🙂 The beautiful font and simple design makes for a lovely graduation party invitation.
Colorful, clean and classy! Add your favorite photo and details and your invitation is ready in no time.
For modern graduation announcements, check out the top 10 trending designs.
Graduation Party Decor
Let’s get this party started! One of the quickest – and easiest – ways to decorate a party is with balloons and banners.
2022 Grad parties will shine with these gold and black decorations … balloons, streamers, pompoms and more! The balloon numbers are 40″ tall!
If you’re hosting a graduation party that has room for a backdrop, this one is perfect.
This minimalist and simple graduation banner features your photo with bold and classic letterings in white.
Here’s a great backdrop for an outdoor event – easy to install and adds to the ambiance with a graduation cap, diplomas, and party confetti.1
Graduation Photo Display Ideas
Get out your best photos and display them on a wall for all the guests to see. Here’s a great hanging photo display that will work for about 30 photos. From babyhood to graduate, it’s fun for all to see the passage of time.
You can also get a photo display with string lights for the graduation party.
Travelling to a new destination?
If your grad is travelling to a new college or abroad, here’s a cute display to send them on their way. The suit cases open so you can add cards, cash, maps, guide books, whatever you like. You can pair it up with a cute “Oh the places you will go” sign.
Add a lawn sign to celebrate!
Warm it up with lighting
One Smart Cookie
These graduation cookies are sure to make a hit at the party. With diplomas, cap and gown and “Adventure awaits” your grad – and guests – will love these tasty cookies. Best of all, they can be shipped directly to you in time for the party!
If you’re into baking, you can make your own with these cute graduation cookie cutters. Add a super cute sign for the table.
More graduation cookie ideas – these can be easily customized with the grad’s name, school and graduation year.
Sweet treat bags for the cookies
The grad takes the cake!
If you’re baking a cake for the party, you can easily add a cute personalized cake topper – so fun!
Look at this amazing tassel cake. You’ll need a steady hand and plenty of fondant to make this show stopper!
Truly a show stopper! This “cake” is sure to take center stage at the party – such a clever idea. To make this, layer different sizes of round pans, roll up some ones, fives, tens, twenties and hold together with ribbons. Add a cake topper, photos and signs to complete the look.
Cupcakes with a graduation twist!
How great are these graduation cupcakes? Not only are they cute, they are easy to make too! The cupcakes are made with Little Debbie or Hostess cupcakes turned upside down, chocolate covered graham cracker squares and m&ms for the topper. Add the m&ms to the top with a little chocolate frosting. The tassels are made with embroidery floss. With so many colors available it’s easy to find your school’s colors!
Graduation Party Snacks and Food Ideas
Cheese boards, taco bars, dessert s’mores – and so much more. These graduation party food ideas are designed to be easy to create – and easy on the wallet too.
Make this cheese board in 10 minutes
Up first is a perfect snack for graduation parties: a lovely cheese board for the guests to enjoy. Not only is this easy to make, it looks fantastic! You’ll need a cheese board, cheese knives and simple glass bowls for dips or nuts. Then, get your varieties of cheese, crackers, bread, fruits and nuts and have fun arranging! Fill the bowls with dips or nuts and add a little greenery (sprigs of rosemary shown here). So – maybe when you add in shopping and chopping, it may be longer than 10 minutes – but it’s still an easy snack to set up. For the details on this board, head on over to this damndelicious.net for the ingredient list.
Ham and Cheese Sliders – Yes, please!
Here’s a great way to bake for a crowd. Easy to make ham and cheese sliders can be made ahead of time and popped into the oven before the party. The Hawaiian rolls add that delicious sweetness when paired with the ham and cheese. For the recipe, head over to crunchycreamysweet.com
Graduation Party Taco Bar
Mmmmm tacos! Who wouldn’t love a fun taco bar at their graduation party? Bring on the proteins, veggies, cheeses and toppings for a fun taco bar display. You’ll need a large board for the ingredients and some fun colorful bowls for toppings.
Popcorn Bar for the grad!
Here’s an easy – and inexpensive – idea for snacks. Get some tubs for popcorn, cute popcorn bags, ramikens for chocolate and nuts and let the party begin! You can also add an old fashioned pop corn machine for the party – then bring inside for movie night!
Set out your veggies and fruit for the party with this easy to set up salad bar
You can pretty much satisfy all types of appetites (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, fruit lovers) and more with a delicious well rounded salad bar. You’ll need plenty of serving bowls and platters, and a cute blackboard or poster to showcase the ingredients. Pasta, pickles, eggs, peas, fruit, carrot sticks and more – there’s certainly something for everyone!
S’mores bar – because who doesn’t love s’mores!
If your grad loves s’mores (and really who doesn’t), she’ll love a s’mores bar at the party.
Juicy Bar Station
If your grad is ready to celebrate with a toast, you can get these gold and black gold graduation champagne or wine labels to spruce up the party.
Having a photobooth?
Cute and funny photobooth props will make for fun times now and great memories later.
How clever is this? Your grad can have a real life Instagram post with this life size instagram poster frame to add some fun to the photo station. You can personalize with the grad’s name, college, hashtags – however you like. Then post your photo to instagram during the party. DIYers can buy some heavy duty white cardboard and make your own. An exacto knife and a steady hand will do the trick!
Graduation Jeopardy 🙂
The category is “Major Choices” for $500. Is it chemistry or aerospace engineering? How well you know the grad will dictate how well you do on this “graduation jeopardy game” It’s easy, fun and best of all FREE to set up this game. Head on over to jeopardylabs.com and create your own jeopardy board with the categories and answers of your choice. Guaranteed – your grad will love it!
Here’s a fun idea for a “guest book” featuring Jenga pieces. Have each guest sign a block and the grad will have fun memories after the party’s over.
Gift ideas for the new grad!
Bitcoin boom or bust?
A little bit of bitcoin might be worth a great deal in the future. Then again, it might not. At any rate, cryptocurrency is definitely a unique graduation gift that your grad may not expect! You can set up an account at coinbase or any other reputable crypto exchange and purchase as little or as much as you like. You can even give the grad a “HODL Me” bear – a fun gift to go along with the crypto.
The gift that carries on – Briefcases or messenger bags are always popular!
This is a wonderful – and practical – idea for the new grad as they head off in their new profession. There are tons of styles and features to choose from – here’s a leather briefcase / messenger bag that may fit the bill! A cross body bag for women also is a great gift idea.
The new grad will love their own personalized luggage too – perfect for the grad on the go!
Journals for the grad –
This faux leather journal is great for the writer, traveler or poet. With the message “Always Growing” on the front, it’s a great outlet for the new grad to write about his or her adventures or express emotions as they move into adulthood.
Funny gift ideas they’ll love!
For the broke and college bound, here’s a great recipe book for ramen noodles! Still one of the least expensive foods on the planet, your daughter or son will love these creative ideas to spice up their dinners.
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