20 Best Graduation Party Ideas


Graduation congratulations can be as simple as thoughtful traditions that create long lasting  memories for graduates.  Whether you celebrate graduation from Kindergarten, Elementary, High School, or College ~ you’ll be able to use these creative ideas in different ways to celebrate graduation.

20 Best Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Congratulations

Graduation Congratulations

1.  Graduation Cupcakes ~ These cute graduation caps, made from miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, a Ghiradelli chocolate square or square chocolate cookie, red hots, Oreo fun stick and fruit roll ups or gummy strip candies.  They make a cute cupcake topper or can stand on their own as a chocolate treat.

Graduation Treats

2.  Graduation Cap Toppers and Flags ~ These white chocolate graduation cap toppers are fabulous for cupcakes or desserts!  They are simple to make and only require a few ingredients, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, Ghiradelli squares, Big Red gum, and mini M&Ms.  Print the free flags and attach them to a sucker stick!

Edible Diplomas

3.  Chocolate Filled Pastry Rolls {edible diplomas} ~ Add these delicious chocolate filled diplomas to your dessert table.  You’ll love the simplicity of them.  You can make them with puff pastry, Nutella and sliced almonds.  Tie a pretty ribbon around the pastry roll and voila!

4.  Diploma Cookies ~ These diploma cookies are too cute!  Surprise the graduates with these cookies that contain fortunes that you can download and print.

5.  Graduation Cap Pops ~ Graduation caps made easily from marshmallows and store-bought cookies!  These would make and adorable centerpiece bunched together and stuck in a foam-filled vase.  Or you could wrap them individually and hand them out as favors at a graduation party.

Party Favors

6.  Photo Booth Bookmarks {Party Favors} ~ These personalized photo booth bookmarks make a terrific party favor.  Print wallet size photos and line them up on a sheet of card stock.  Punch a hole and loop some ribbon or jute through them.  Voila!

Graduation Party Favors

7.  Graduation Caps for Push Pops {Tutorial} ~ These push pops with graduation caps are super cute!  Follow this simple tutorial to make your own.  You could scale them down to fit water bottles or soda bottles.  They are perfect for party favors or party decor.

Graduation Party Favors

8.  One Smart Cookie Printable ~ Bake your own cookies or use prepackaged one’s and add this adorable “You Are One Smart Cookie” tag.  It’s perfect for party favors!

Graduation Party Favors

9.  DIY Graduation Favor {Party Favors} ~ These graduation cap lollipops would be fun favors to pass out to the graduates.  Gather some black plastic bottle caps, make tassels, and add foam squares.  A very easy project and so absolutely adorable!

How To Celebrate Graduation

Graduation Party Ideas

10.  The Tassle Was Worth the Hassle ~ Black and white is the base color palette with the added richness of emerald green.  The tassle was definitely worth the hassle and is incorporated on the mason jar party cups, party favors and back drop.

Graduation Party Ideas

11.  Glam Graduation Party {celebrations} ~ Add a little glitz, glam and sparkle to the graduates party! Pink and gold glitter is incorporated throughout the party starting with the invitation. There’s also gold glitter on rimmed milk glasses (edible of course), mason jars, backdrop, frames and on the desserts sticks and wrappers.

12.  Keys to Success {Graduation Party} ~ This Anthropologie-inspired party is perfect for a college graduate who’s ready to enter the working world and needs to know the “Keys to Success!”  Golden hues and keys were carried throughout the seating tables, dessert table, and guest/favor table.

13.  Picture Your Future {Graduation Party} ~ Vintage Polaroids, graduation caps and the school colors were used as the main theme throughout this amazing party.  Some of the decor included a customized Polaroid banner hung with office clips, an iconic tassel garland, and scrapbook sign-in pages that mimicked a yearbook.  It’s perfect for the high school graduate!

14.  You’re a Star {Graduation Party} ~  You’re a Star!  Congratulations Class of 2013!  These adorable printables are perfect for any graduation party, all grades and ages.  ’Like’ Bird’s Party on Facebook and you can receive the collection for free.

15.  Dr. Seuss Kindergarten Graduation ~ Dr. Seuss is such a fun theme for a Kindergarten or Preschool graduation.  The bright color bursts are perfect and what child doesn’t love Dr. Seuss books?!  Each child received a bookmark with their name on it to remind them to keep reading this summer.

16.  Top Student Graduation Party ~ This ABC/123 dessert table is definitely an A+!  Apple cake pops, chalkboard cupcakes, pencil and crayon sugar cookies and an amazing book cake were some of the exceptional sweet treats.

17.  ABC’s Preschool Graduation Party ~ Use the classroom as inspiration for an ABC’s graduation party.  Primary colors, abc blocks, and chalkboards are easy and inexpensive decor ideas.  You probably already have most of them items already.

18.  Vintage ABC Graduation Party ~ This vintage ABC milk & cookies graduation party is absolutely darling!  It was inspired by old school primers and flashcards.  You could also use it for an End Of School/Back To School party, teacher appreciation, or even a teacher baby shower.

Graduation Party Ideas

19.  Nursing School Graduation {Dessert Table} ~ A party is definitely in order after many grueling years of hard work!  A medical/nursing school themed party will do the trick and this dessert table will knock your socks off!  How about lemon “urine” samples, cherry blood bags, and chocolate band-aids.  All of these are edible!  Not to mention the theme color, red!  How fitting!

Graduation Party Printables

20.  Congrats Graduate Water Bottle Label ~ It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate all of the graduations.  If you are throwing a graduation party, these water bottle labels that read “Congrats Graduate”.

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