27 Ideas for the Best Graduation Party on the Block


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

Ideas for the Best Graduation Party on the Block

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Kindergarten Graduation Day

 Con-Graduations Party

1.  Con-Graduations Party ~ Chalkboard congrats banner, yellow school bus and graduation themed food.  How adorable is this school themed graduation party?!  A+ in my book!

End of School Party {graduation}

2.  End of School Party {graduation}Anything Amy Atlas does is tres fabulous, but this is perfection for graduation or end of school!  

3.  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.

Last Day of School Celebration {Graduation Party}

4.  Last Day of School Celebration {Graduation Party} ~ To mark my son’s last day of Kindergarten, I lined the sidewalk of our home with signs noting milestones of his first year – called his “Kindergarten Walk of Fame.”  At the end of the sidewalk was a “Welcome to Summer” banner and a fun snack.  We just wanted him to know how very proud we are of his hard work during his first school year!

Preschool Graduation

5.  Preschool Graduation Party {Graduation Party Ideas} ~ Look at this adorable graduation party made for a preschool class, but can be used for older kids and even Sunday school end-of-year celebration.  There is even a free printable for 4×6 table signs or you can use it to make cards.

6.  How to Make a Graduation Cap ~ How fun are these cute little graduation caps?  You can make one for your little one using felt, elastic, a sewing machine, embroidery floss, and heavy card board.

7.  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.

Vintage ABC Graduation Party

8.  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.

Preschool Printables

9.  Graduation Party {Free Printables} ~ You’re a Star!  Congratulations Class of 2012!  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.

10.  Preschool Graduation Photo Sign ~  Check out these adorable Preschool and Kindergarten graduation photo signs for your little graduate to pose with.  There’s also a free mini banner printable.  Double score!  

Graduation Parties

Graduation Party Drinks

11.  Graduation Party Drinks ~ Transform empty milk bottles or frappuccino bottles into festive graduation cups.  All you need is black card stock and paper straws.

12.  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.

Star Wars Graduation Party Printables

13.  Star Wars Graduation Party Printables {Free Graduation Printables} ~ I am pretty sure that Party Express doesn’t have any Star Wars themed graduation products.  But if your graduate is a Star Wars fan, you have no need to fear.  These free Star Wars graduation party printables have you covered and you can print them right at home.

The Tassel Was Worth The Hassle

14.  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.

How To Celebrate Graduation

Fun & Fabulous Graduation Party

15.  Fun & Fabulous Graduation Party ~ Butterflies and a spring color palette adorn this graduation party.  The graduation announcement was framed and used as the centerpiece.  Some other fun details include graduation caps on the beverage bottles, diploma cookies and memory lane photos in the shape of the graduating class year.  

Kraft & Shine Graduation Party

16.  Kraft & Shine Graduation Party ~ Vibrant colors and kraft paper are incorporated throughout the entire party.  There are even kraft paper confetti push pops.  So cute! 

17.  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.18.  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!19.  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.

Graduation Desserts

Graduation Congratulations 20.  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

21.  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

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

How to Make Candy Graduation Pops

24.  How to Make Candy Graduation Pops ~ Graduation caps made easily from Reese’s mini cups 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

Graduation Push-Up Pops {free printable}

25.  Graduation Push-Up Pops {free printable} ~ For a fast and easy party idea, download and print these free party circles to attach to the graduation push pops.  There’s even a tutorial to show you how to make the graduation caps.  You could also use the printables as cupcake toppers or favor tags. 

Graduation Party Favors

26.  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 Tags {free printable}

27.  Graduation Tags {free printable} ~ Use this free printable tag that reads “your future looks bright” to attach to party favor bags. 


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