Looking for the best ways to throw the best graduation party? Here are 35 graduation party ideas you’ll obsess over!
Graduation is soon and finding the best way to throw a party that is memorable and fun is super important. I mean, it’s your big day!
Which means everything needs to be perfect and on point. But let’s admit it, planning a graduation party can get pretty hectic. Especially when you no idea of where to begin, what decor to have, etc.
No worries, I have put together a list of the best graduation party ideas, cap decorations and fun games to play to make your party worthwhile and enjoyable!
Plus, there’s a funny bonus at the end that is SO worth it 😉
BEST GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS
1. Invitation Card
First things first, let’s start with an invitation card as it is a must for your graduation party. I love this one because you can customize it to say anything you would like and get an instant download which saves a LOT of time.
If you are looking for a different approach, I would recommend checking out Etsy as they have many other great options to choose from.
2. Have Large Sets of Balloons
Any party is incomplete without these large balloons. Seriously, they are the highlight of a good graduation party.
Not only do they make a great backdrop for photos, but they also give a nice, complete look to the whole theme.
3. DIY A Mason Jar
Recreate this mason jar:
Mason Jars are no doubt the best centerpiece to have at your graduation party. And this DIY looks like something you can create in a few minutes!
You can order similar decor pieces on Amazon like the one above, DIY it, and incorporate it with your theme to add the perfect touch to the party.
4. Get Custom Made Cookies
These cookies look so pretty and are a perfect addition to your graduation party dessert table!! You can get them custom-made from Etsy which I think is awesome. These will totally leave a good impression on your guests.
5. Display an Entrance Sign
Okay, HOW cool do these signs look? I’m obsessing over both of them.
The first thing your guests see upon arriving is an entrance sign so make sure to decorate it the best. The color contrast and fonts are so pretty on both!
6. Decorate Your Front Porch
Decorating your front porch is the best way to really incorporate decor into every last detail. These banners are also the perfect addition for your party and they make it all seem way more put together.
7. Have A Graduation Photo Booth Frame
Is it really graduation if you don’t have the best photo booth frame?
They really make a great backdrop and are a fun way to take all the best pictures with your friends and family. Thus, they are totally ESSENTIAL at any graduation party!
8. Graduation Cupcake Toppers
These cupcake toppers look so cute! If you are planning to have sweets at your party then having toppers like these on top would add the perfect detailed touch to them.
9. Banners Are A Must!
Banners are the perfect decor to uplift any place at the party. I think it’s one of the most inexpensive ways to really decorate anything. I have not attended any party that does not incorporate the use of banners.
I found these on Amazon that fit the whole graduation theme but there are many other options to choose from.
10. Table Decorations
How innovative are these table decorations? The signs say it all. These would look amazing put together near the customized cookies or a graduation cake!
11. A Place For Wishes & Gifts
Recreate this look:
Now, let’s come to get the good stuff. 😉 Having a place to collect all the gifts from your guests is the best thing to do at your graduation party. The last thing you want is for everyone confused as to where to drop off all the gifts and well wishes.
Displaying a table like this will also allow your guests to engage in writing great advice. Plus, it will also help you remember everyone that came to celebrate you.
12. Display Cute Straws
How cute are these straws? Such a staple decor to add to your graduation party.
If you are planning to serve refreshment drinks then having cute straws like these will surely leave a long-lasting impression on your guests!
13. A Graduation Sash
One of my friends had this same white sash on a pink dress at her graduation party and she looked so pretty!! The pictures taken with it were a whole different thing. This is a unique idea that is definitely worth giving a try.
I have also linked a customizable sash above which you can customize to say anything you’d like!
14. Create A Social Media Hashtag
Coming up with your own special social media hashtag is the best way to look back at all the party pictures! You can order a sign like the one above on Amazon and display it near the entrance to let everyone know.
15. Throw Confetti Signs on the table
Confetti signs are SO popular right now! These little decor pieces are the perfect way to upgrade any centerpiece on the table. You can have displayed them on a dessert bar to give the perfect touch to the whole theme.
BEST GRADUATION CAP DECORATION IDEAS
16. “Thank You Next” Cap Decoration
Who here doesn’t love Ariana? This cap sticker is so simple and I love the cute floral touch in the corners. It would look perfect on any graduation cap!
17. “Thanks Mom And Dad” Cap Topper
This cap design is so simple yet so cute! The overall design looks so put together without being too bold.
You can even add a little text at the bottom and choose from many different color schemes which is amazing!
18. Customizable Cap Topper
I’m obsessed with both of these designs! The font along with the floral looks so pretty. And the best part? You can customize them however you like!
19. “She Graduated, Periodt” Cap Topper
Periodt. No questions. Peace out high school/college.
But, for real – I love the drawing and detailed design which will totally make your graduation gown pop out!
If you are looking to go all out at your graduation party then this is your best bet 😉. I also read the reviews and so many others are loving it.
20. Customizable Nurse Cap Decal
Omg, this might be my favorite cap decal out of all! Look so simple and professionally designed.
I would definitely get this for my graduation cap, BUT I’m a total 0 with all things science haha, so this is perfect for all the medical students out there!
21. “She Believed She Could So She Did” Cap Decal
Okay, I’m seeing this floral design on almost ALL the cap decals and I think it’s super awesome! It definitely makes the writing stand out and this is such a cute and trendy option. The quote is just a cherry on top. 👏
22. Pink Floral Customizable Cap Topper
Isn’t this cap design beautiful?… so obsessed.
You can get it customized and all you have to do is stick it on top of your graduation cap! Absolutely no requirements from your side.
23. Minimalist Cap Decal
If you are looking for a simple and trendy cap decal, then these minimalist designs are the best options.
The font on both of them blew me away and looks like the perfect way to make a statement with your graduation cap.
BEST GRADUATION PARTY GAMES IDEAS
24. How Well Do You Know The Graduate
This game is such a fun activity to do with all your friends and family! You could give each a form to fill out and ask them to keep it in a box so you could look back at each and every one of them later.
25. Most Likely To
Most Likely To is my best game ever to play. It allows everyone to fill their opinion for others and it’s always hilarious to read what they wrote.
This game will surely keep everyone entertained throughout the party!
26. Favorite Memory of the Graduate
Okay, this is not a game but it is a great way to get all the guests involved. They can write down a favorite memory of yours with them, which you can look back to after the party is over. And you can keep them all with you forever!
27. Graduation Party Game Bundle
If you are looking for all the game options in a bundle, then this one from Etsy has everything you’ll need for a good graduation party. It includes scramble, charades, bingo, and much more!
28. Graduation Riddles
Riddles are the best way to exercise your brain into deep thinking. And the results always turn out to be the most unexpected yet funny answers!
Your guests will surely be entertained by these riddle options and it will create a great environment at the party.
29. Pass The Grad Gift Game
I wasn’t aware of this game until now but looks like a super fun game to play at your graduation party!
The rules of the game are simple; it starts off with the graduate reading the first sentence then passing it to someone that fits the rhyme and it repeats with everyone. This game will surely bring out some good laughs among the crowd!
BONUS: FUNNY GRADUATION PARTY SUPPLIES + GIFT IDEAS
30. Funny Graduation Candles
Ok but did they lie? 😭
These would be such a fun and memorable graduation gift to give any graduate this year hahah. They would definitely laugh every time they light it up.
31. Funny Graduation Cards
How creative are these graduation cards? I’m loving each and every one of them. Etsy has many of these, so definitely check them out!
Some of them would even be a great gift to give your best friend with a funny message inside. They will totally crack up reading these!
32. Graduation Face Cupcake Topper
All jokes aside, how cute do these cupcake toppers look? This is one of the best ways to impress the guests with out-of-the-world creativity at your graduation party!
33. Funny Graduation Props
Photo props are SO popular right now and a perfect addition to any party. You already know how good the photos will turn out with your friends when you have these.
This is also the perfect way to get everyone involved and click some good Instagram-worthy pictures at your party!
These napkins from Etsy are so funny and would totally uplift the whole dessert bar area! And the writing on them is just every student’s mood this year right?
35. “One Degree Hotter” Balloon
Now, if this isn’t true then I don’t know what is.
If I could go back and do my graduation party again, I would have definitely taken pictures with these balloons hah!
Gather all your friends together and get a group photo with these to remember a lifetime!
Hope these graduation party ideas were helpful. Some of them are SO worth trying for the best party ever!
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