Graduation Party Ideas

100+ Unique Graduation Party Ideas

Your graduate put in the hard work and dedication. It's time for you (the party planner) to do some homework! Whether you need graduation decorating ideas or clever themes, we're here to make it easy. Get A+ graduation party ideas for kindergarten graduations and middle school promotions, plus everything you need to know about throwing a high school grad party or college graduation celebration. Keep scrolling for inspiration or shop all graduation party supplies. Congrats, grad!

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How to Celebrate Graduation at a Distance

How to Celebrate Graduation at a Distance

Whether it’s implementing social distancing measures, celebrating virtually, or having a drive-by style party, this is your guide to planning a graduation party at a distance. 

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Backyard Graduation Party Ideas for a Memorable Celebration

Whether it’s grade school graduation, high school, or college, summer will be the perfect time for a backyard graduation party. To get the brainstorming going, here are some fun outdoor graduation party ideas to get you started and on track to throwing the most epic graduation party.

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7 Virtual Graduation Party Ideas

ConGRADulations Class of 2021! Grad is different this year. There won't be a walk across the stage in front of family and friends, tearful good-bye hugs or yearbook signings. Grad is going virtual this year, but it can still be filled with laughter, smiles and all the feels. Here are seven ways to say hat's off and game on to a hype grad party!

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2021 Graduation Decoration Ideas

Explore plenty graduation decoration ideas and get inspired to throw the bash of the year that fits every part of the grad's personality and style. With simple and fun ways to deck out your home using letter balloons, paper fans and more, you'll be able to make the grad party an unforgettable event.

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2021 Graduation Photo Booth Ideas

Your graduation party is an event you'll want to remember forever. The best way to set those amazing memories in stone? LOTS of party pictures. Relax, celebrate and enjoy the moment with these smart graduation photo booth prop ideas for graduation party pictures. #NailedIt!

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13 Easy Graduation Party Food Ideas for 2021

Your food table is often the first stop your party guests make when they arrive…and the first photo they upload to their Instagram. To kick your graduation party off with a bang, dazzle your guests with sweet treats and savory snacks that look almost too amazing to eat. 

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8 Unique Graduation Centerpiece Ideas

Show your grad that they're the shining star of their big day with these picture-perfect centerpiece ideas! From DIY balloon centerpieces to easy ready-made solutions, these ideas will bring your 2021 graduation decorations to the next level.

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10 Ideas for an Elegant Graduation Party

Looking for simple ways to put together an elegant and stylish graduation party at home? We’re obsessed with these elegant graduation decoration ideas, including this new Adventure Begins party in white, gold and black. Read up on thoughtful ideas for a lovely event, from trends like “drip” cake and metallic letter balloons to fun ways to spoil the graduates with candy leis, cookies, a gift table and light appetizers.

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16 DIY Graduation Cap Decorating Ideas

14 DIY Graduation Cap Decorating Ideas

Whether it’s heartfelt or humorous, a grad cap design is like making your mark on the pomp and circumstance. If graduation has got you feeling ready for the next big thing or sentimental about what you're leaving behind, you’ll find your perfect fit in our gallery of DIY graduation cap decorating ideas.

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High School Graduation Gift Ideas

Grad season is here, so we've compiled a list of unique graduation gift ideas to celebrate your 2021 high school graduate! Learn how to put together a college survival kit, make easy graduation money leis and more!

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Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas

These kindergarten graduation party ideas will give your smarty-pants a reason to smile! Celebrate their end-of-year achievements with a graduation party decorated just for them. Little grads will love the bright hues of this primary color-themed party, complete with graduation candy buffet.

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Graduation Dessert Table Ideas

Graduation Dessert Table Ideas

Say "you did it!" with a celebratory buffet of cupcakes, candy and more! Reward your grad with an elegant dessert table that celebrates their bright future. A table of desserts with a black, white and gold color scheme is sweet and classic — just like your graduate. Get ideas for a table of classy commencement confections like cupcakes, candy, doughnut pops and more! 

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Graduation Mini Tasting Party Ideas

Appetizer Ideas for Graduation Parties

Honor-roll snack ideas to please all your party valedictorians. Hats off to graduation tasting party ideas and appetizers that grads and guests will gobble up! Wow your star student and party guests with bright con-GRAD-ulatory decorations and a table of clever cafeteria-themed cuisine, served in trendy mini containers for munching and mingling!

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Colorful Graduation Party Ideas

Colorful Graduation Party Ideas

Deck out their 2021 graduation party with all the colors of the rainbow! Find cute and colorful ideas for graduation food like grape kabobs and grad cupcakes, and don't forget the custom invitations.Their future looks bright, and so should their graduation party!

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