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, clever party foods and recipes or DIY grad cap ideas, we're here to make it easy. Get A+ 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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6 Virtual Graduation Party Ideas

ConGRADulations Class of 2020! 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 six ways to say hat's off and game on to a hype grad party!

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2020 Graduation Decoration Ideas

After the caps fly high, it's time to celebrate! 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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Graduation Party Food Ideas

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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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 2020 graduation decorations to the next level.

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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 2020 high school graduate! Learn how to put together a college survival kit, make easy graduation money leis and more!

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16 DIY Graduation Cap Decorating Ideas

16 DIY Graduation Cap Decorating Ideas

Decorating your grad cap is a graduation tradition for many schools. It's a way to show who you are and who you want to become after graduation...plus it's really fun! Whether you want to create a completely DIY cap with duct tape or just add a touch of flair to the pomp and circumstance, we've got ideas to inspire you. Check out all 16 of our unique DIY graduation cap designs for 2020!

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Graduation-themed candy buffet

Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation celebrations aren't just for high school and college: we believe all educational milestones are worth celebrating! Turning big steps (like going into grade school) into special celebrations can help kids feel excited instead of nervous. Kindergarten graduation parties are also a great reason to get the family together. Keep reading for Kindergarten graduation decoration ideas, easy treat ideas and more!

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The Adventure Begins Theme

Looking for simple ways to put together a trendy graduation party at home? Take a page from our 2020 stylebook and decorate in white, gold and black. This graduation party theme draws inspiration from phrases like "reach for the stars" and "the adventure begins" to embrace exciting changes that take place during graduation. Learn how to set up a graduation card station, easily decorate for an indoor graduation party and use metallic letter balloons to create a stylish photo backdrop. 

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2020 Graduation Photo Booth Ideas

Bring the fun to your graduation party with a photo booth for the grad and their friends. It's actually super simple to set up a "seflie station" using a variety of fun graduation party supplies as photo props. Your party guests will love the opportunity to get a picture with the new graduate. Years from now, your grad will cherish all of the fun and creative photos from their 2020 graduation party. Read on for our fave grad photo prop ideas!

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Classy Grad Treat Table Ideas

How to Plan a Graduation Candy Buffet

They did it...sweet! What better way to celebrate their achievement than with a table of treats the whole party can enjoy? Your guests will feel like kids in a candy shop with this unique graduation party theme. Don't forget, your candy buffet can go beyond traditional candy: learn how to make DIY dipped doughnut pops, easy grad cupcakes and more! We even thought of a way to bring the candy theme to your graduation centerpieces.

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Graduation Mini Tasting Party Ideas

Unique Graduation Theme: Mini Tasting

If your grad LIVES for the appetizer sampler at their favorite restaurant, this is the 2020 graduation party theme you've been looking for. With a mini tasting party, your grad party guests can enjoy small bites while socializing. (For a college graduation, a mini tasting pairs perfectly with cocktails!) We have mini food recipes for micro BLTs, veggie cups, grilled cheese bites and more! This unique graduation party theme manages to pack a lot of fun into these tiny bites.

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Pink and Zebra Graduation Party Ideas

Pink and Zebra Graduation Party Theme

Now that they've graduated, it's time to go a little wild...with a pink and zebra graduation theme! This FUNky theme leads to some pretty spectacular graduation party decorations, if we do say so ourselves. Roll out the *pink* carpet and get your camera ready, because this party is all about the bold zebra stripes and bright pink EVERYTHING.

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Pink and Zebra Graduation Dessert Ideas

Pink and Zebra Graduation Dessert Ideas

Whether you're celebrating the accomplishments of your kindergarten graduate or your high school grad (how did they grow up so fast?!), they'll love a sweets table inspired by a glam pink and zebra theme. Get ideas for graduation cupcakes, candy displays and more!

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Gold Confetti Grad Party Ideas

Graduation Party Ideas in Pink, Black and Gold

This graduation party theme is absolutely divine! If the grad of the hour is known for their stylish taste, this might be the theme for you. This chic pink, black and gold color palette is versatile enough to decorate for any party, but we loved using it to create a unique graduation celebration. Ideas for graduation decorating, graduation food ideas and more await!

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Chalkboard Graduation Ideas

Chalkboard Graduation Theme

School's out! A party theme pulls all the details of your party together, and nothing says "grad party" like chalkboard. Learn how to make fancy edible chalkboard cookies, an awesome chalkboard fondant cake, and more! When they rave about this graduation party, they'll *chalk* it up to your amazing party planning skills!

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Colorful Graduation Party Ideas

Colorful Graduation Party Ideas

Deck out their 2020 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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