9 Graduation Party Ideas for Your Graduate

Can you believe it’s almost here? It seems like just yesterday you were holding your baby in your arms, and in a few shorts weeks he’ll be graduating high school. {Or, kindergarten. Or, college.} Our kids really do grow up too fast.

Are you planning to host a graduation party in his honor? I’ve gathered a few of the most fun and unique party decor ideas from around the web, and put them all right here for you!

engineer prints for large photo display/1/ Giant Photo Display – Create a larger than life, eye-catching display of photos of the graduate throughout the years.  Careful, though, a flood of memories will come each time you glance at that beautifully displayed wall!

graduation party decor decorations/2/ Grad Party Yard Sign – Don’t worry about answering calls from those who can’t spot your house in the midst of welcoming guests ever again. Let everyone know “The Party is HERE!” with this really cool yard sign idea.

grad party decoration ideas/3/ Graduation Year Photo Collage – Graduation is such a huge milestone, it only makes sense to bring out ALL of the photos from growing up and getting to that BIG DAY! I love this idea from Pear Tree Greetings. Use all of your favorite photos to create the graduating year. Have more photos you want to display? Use all four numbers, instead of just two {as pictured}.

grad party decor ideas/4/ Cupcake Table – This is thinking outside of the box! Instead of having the graduating year put ON your cake, why not make your cake in the shape OF the graduating year? {Notice the HUGE photo in the background? Love those engineer prints!}

grad party decor ideas/5/ Alma Mater Colors Party – Why not go crazy and buy EVERYTHING in the graduate’s school colors? Or, if they’re graduating high school and are continuing on to college, use their new school’s colors!

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photo booth backdrop pottery barn teen DIY/6/ DIY Confetti Numbers Background – Photo booths are at every party these days. With this tutorial on how to make confetti numbers, you can have the coolest background in town!

graduation party decor ideas/7/ Surprise Confetti Money Poppers – What a fun surprise it would be to pop poppers toward your graduate and…SURPRISE! there’s money inside, too!!

Graduation Money Party Decor Ideas/8/ DIY Money Necklace – I don’t know of one graduate who would be mad about wearing this at her graduation party.

Grad Party Decor Ideas/9/ Instagram Hashtag Printable – You’d be hard-pressed to find a single teenager that would wonder what a hashtag is and why you have a special one for your graduation party. It’s important these days to have a special hashtag go back and see everyone’s photos from the event. Make sure your graduate has his very own hashtag and let everyone at the party know what it is so they can use it, too!

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Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

What do you think?



  1. 5

    Where can I buy the cupcake holders for numbers 2017?

  2. 6

    Great ideas -please note though that when I clicked on the cupcake link my computer gave me virus alerts!

  3. 8

    The idea with collage is awesome. I think that collage is like a little story and it’s the best idea of decorating the room. I often make collage ( here http://ams-collage.com/ ) and it the best option to arrange many photos in a nice way=)

  4. 9

    Love these fun graduation party ideas! Thank you for the feature on the graduation party yard signs and the year in photos graduation display idea. The money poppers are such a nice gift idea! -Dani