Are you hosting a celebration for your new graduate? Need some graduation party ideas?
Look no further! This post is filled to the brim with graduation party theme ideas, invitations, graduation party food ideas, decorating tips and even, ideas for graduation party games! I’ve scoured the Internet in search of all the best graduation party ideas to share with you and I’ve come up with quite a list.
400+ Graduation Party Ideas
To Theme or Not to Theme?
Are you going to have a themed graduation party or will you be keeping it more traditional by using school colors or black, white and gold? It’s important to decide up front whether you will have a theme party or not. If you are hosting a themed party, then everything else will need to follow the pattern. If not, feel free to have fun and mix things up!
Plan a guest list & Send invitations
Who are you going to invite to your graduation party? Make a list that includes your friends and/or family. Make it more fun than a telephone call! If you’re design savvy, whip up your own invitation. If not, that’s okay! There are a bunch to choose from in my shop. You can print it yourself or I’ll do it for you.
Graduation Party Food Ideas
Is your graduation party going to be an elegant soiree or a backyard BBQ or something in between? Make sure you plan the menu accordingly.
Here’s 105 graduation party food ideas that are perfect for a variety of party themes –
- Cupcake Graduation Caps from My Recipe Confessions
- 30 Must Make Graduation Party Food Ideas from Oh My Creative
- Swiss Roll Diplomas from Smart School House
- Chocolate Graduation Cap Pops from Craft Gossip
- Build Your Own Sundae Bar from About a Mom
- 9 Graduation Party Recipes from Land o’ Lakes
- 31 Grad Party Ideas You’ll Want to Steal Immediately from Buzzfeed
- 10 Graduation Party Food Ideas and Recipes from Food.com
- Walking Taco Bar from Dream Live Love
- Chocolate Covered Oreo’s in Your School Colors from Your Home-based Mom
- 15 Party Finger Foods from The Realistic Mama
- Bar Party from Sugar Bean Bakers
- Build Your Own Nacho Bar from My Mommy Style
- Graduation Party Appetizers You Can Eat In One Bite from Real Simple
- Burger Bar from Tied Bow Inspiration
Personalized Graduation Banner from: Beau-coup.com
Purchase and/or Make Your Own Supplies and Party Decorations
Below is 173+ ideas to make your own supplies and party directions…
Make Your Own:
- 25 DIY Graduation Party Decorations from Hative
- 33 DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School for 2017 from The Hackster
- Free Printable Graduation Banners from Paper Trail Design
- 25 DIY Graduation Party Ideas from A Little Craft In Your Day
- 19 Cap-Tossing Graduation Party Ideas from How Does She
- 19 Graduation Party Ideas for a Night Your Grad Won’t Forget from Brit & Co
- 50+ DIY Graduation Party Ideas & Decorations from DIYCraftsy
Cook, Decorate and Set Up
The invitations are sent, the decorations are made and the food has been purchased. It’s time to cook, decorate and set up for your graduation party!
Graduation Party Games
Here’s 133 graduation party game ideas – how can your guests not have fun?!
- 17 Awesome Graduation Party Games from Play.Party.Plan
- Tic Tac Toe Frisbee from A Turtle’s Life for Me
- 24 Brilliant Backyard Party Ideas from The Krazy Coupon Lady
- 27 Insanely Fun Outdoor Games You’ll Want To Play All Summer Long from Buzzfeed
- 65 Outdoor Party Games for the Whole Family from The Dating Divas
- Jumbo Jenga from Follow Eric
- Glow in the Dark Night Bowling from Growing a Jeweled Rose
- 7 Graduation Party Games from My Teen Guide
I hope these graduation party ideas make your party the most memorable party of the senior class!
Have a Great Day!