Graduating from high school or college is an amazing accomplishment. Years of hard work pay off when your student is able to walk across that stage and hold his or her diploma. It’s a moment worth celebrating – that’s for sure! We have collected a few of our favorite grad party ideas; from great food to decorative touches! Throw the best party for your favorite graduate!

Check out Our Favorite Grad Party Ideas:

Create a Beautiful Photo Backdrop

Making memories is what this party is all about! Documenting the memories is also a must. Plus, guests will love the Instagram-worthy look of a stunning photo backdrop. Create it with sparkly decorations and number balloons (available at our Party Store). You can customize it using your graduate’s name or school colors, too!

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Make Special Graduation-Themed Treats

May we never forget the most important part of a great celebration: FOOD, of course! There are always fun ways to incorporate your theme within the food you serve, and grad parties are no exception! Some of the best treats to serve at a grad party are:

Your theme can also be reflected through your choice of plates, cups, napkins, and other table decor, such as an adorable cupcake 3-tiered tray. All of this (and more!) is available at our Party Store.

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Set-Up a Unique Guest Signing

A classic guestbook for your guests to sign is never a bad idea; however, there are plenty of ways to get a little more creative! Some of our favorite grad party ideas we’ve seen for guestbooks are:

  • Sports jerseys or balls for guests to sign (this is great if the graduate is an athlete!)
  • Polaroid camera and book (guests snap a picture of themselves, paste it in the book, and then write a cute message to go with. Adorable!)
  • “Keys to Success” (have guests write tips/advice on key tags. The keys can then be hung up as a cute display.)
  • Signed initial wood-piece (the graduate can hang this in their college dorm room later!)
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Create a Photo Wall

Celebrate your graduate’s success with photos from over the years. It’s a beautiful way to make the grad party special and personalized, while also showing his or her amazing journey! We love the look of black-and-white photos paired with vibrant colored decorations.

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We hope you decide to add some of these grad party ideas to your event! Find all your graduation party supplies, event rentals, and more at Parties To Go. We can’t wait to help you celebrate!

Congrats, Class of 2018!