Graduation is an important milestone in anyone’s life. Whether you’re graduating from high school or completing your college degree and entering the workforce for the first time, celebrating is a must. Scroll through these ideas to throw the perfect graduation party that the scholars will be reminiscing about at the 10 and 20 year reunion!
All the Sweets
Who doesn’t love desserts? Ditch the boring chocolate chip cookies and turn your sweets table into goodies that fit into your party theme. Borrow some or all of these grad party dessert ideas:
Who can forget the classic Ring Pop candies? Your colleagues will be feeling ALL the feels sporting a tasty “class ring” that’s fun and totally Instagram-worthy.
Transform Pirouette wafers into adorable diploma cookies by simply adding a ribbon. These would be perfect for dipping in coffee, tea, or just snacking on them plain!
So Long Suckers
Another retro candy from your childhood: Tootsie pops. If you and your classmates are parting ways after graduating, these “so long suckers” will drop the hint that you’re moving away (and not looking back!).
These graduation cap desserts are a cinch. All you need is Rolo’s, a hot glue gun, construction paper, and ribbon.
To make your party even more memorable, customize your desserts with personalized labels! Whether you choose to mark your candies with your graduating year or the name of your school, your guests will love the added personal touch.
Some schools still do the “most likely” awards in their yearbooks, but if your class didn’t get to partake, why not recreate a yearbook party theme? Place props around the house or venue and set up photo booths with polaroid cameras. Create signs for:
- Most likely to become famous
- Most likely to succeed
- Most likely to win The Voice
- Most likely to win an Oscar
- Most athletic
- Most likely to invent something
- And more!
Graduating can be an exciting time but also a scary one. You and your classmates may be looking for some good luck wishes whether it’s for getting into their preferred college or landing their dream job. Host a “good luck” party with decor items that instill feelings of hope like rainbows, a pot of gold, horseshoes, shamrocks, and Lucky Charms cereal!
Looking for a low key graduation party theme? Gather your best classmates and host a movie and popcorn night. Hand out custom popcorn bags and watch graduation/prom-focused movies like The Graduate, Superbad, and Dazed and Confused.
Then & Now
Have your classmates changed their look since you first met? Host a then & now party and have everyone wear an outfit they would have worn 10 years ago. Gather up as many childhood pics of your friends and play guessing games to see who can be identified!
Pull up the anchor and say “bon voyage!” to your colleagues with a sail away party. Theme your decor with the typical sailing items:
- Lifesavers (real and edible!)
- A photo booth complete with:
- Pirate eye patches
- Sailor hats`
- Fake telescopes
Wine & Cheese
Maybe your classmates are a little more lowkey. Buy a variety of wines and put custom labels on them so no one knows the brand. Have your guests try and guess which types of wines they’re tasting. And don’t forget to pair them with cheese!
Share Your “Keys to Success”
Celebrate with your fellow classmates and their accomplishments by encouraging them to share their secrets to success. Set up a table with a bulletin board, keys, and tags for your guests to write down their tips. Carry the theme over to the rest of your decor with custom “keys to success” bottles and invitations.
Unlike birthday parties, graduation parties are often a one-time event that your guests will want to remember forever. For some great additions to your party theme, check out iCustom Label’s graduation collection page. We’ll help you add that personal touch to your party that will send off your colleagues feeling grateful for creating such special relationships!