Friday, April 27, 2012

Graduation Party Ideas

This is a busy graduation year. One niece is graduating from college, another from high school, and loads of friends have children who are in the same boat. So I've started the decor a bit early, knowing that it will be here before you know it...
These Cake Push Pops are darling, aren' they??  You can find them here.

Create a graduation newsletter for display during the party!  You can check the idea out here, along with fun and unique suggestions of what to include! 
Create a place for all those grad cards by using a hat box, paint, and foam core board!  You can check out the tutorial here.

If your grad is a "Smart Cookie"--why not play that up?  Click here for a free printable for the milk carton, report card and envelope, check out this post.
Custom party bags for favors sound fun to you?  These would be great for First Commnions, Confirmations, Sport Team Parties, or Graduations!!  How fun are these?  You can find them here.
These photo blocks are great for a wedding or shower, but could be just as beautiful as decor for a grad party, First Commuion or any special occasion! 

Remember this post?  The above is the same concept, only using black and white photos and a person's initials.  Why not use school colors, or "Class of 2012"?  The possibilities are endless!  You can find the above for $50 per letter, or make your own for about $15 each.  Fun idea, and personal.
You ca find the above banner here, or make your own using the Cricut or Silhouette.  Love that they used the award theme as pennants.  Unique and different!
I found these water bottle labels on Etsy here, but you could use the same concept for any type of party or occasion--showers, Team parties, graduations, etc.  If you print them out yourself, I recommend using clear packing tape to adhere them onto the water bottles, and make sure they're completely covered (in the event that it's warm outside and the bottle sweats, the ink won't run.)
This grad banner is AWESOME.  And it can be customized to fit your school colors!  I found it here.
I found these adorable grad caps here on Etsy, and am seriously thinking of trying this concept on my own.  Think I can attempt it??
Cupcake toppers are readily available, but for most grad parties, you'll find a cake.  The pinwheels could be used, but what about grad caps, award pennants, or diplomas strung on a line?  How cute!

These labels are custom and gorgeous.  Wouldn't these be cute customized, and attached to straws for a grad party?  It could totally work!
These letterpress digital invitations knocked my socks off.  I love, love, love them.  You can totally take the idea and make it your own, too!  I love the bold look and simplicity of it...
Photerrific cards are also a great way to personalize a grad invitation, special birthday, or team party.  You can upload a favorite photo and add all the personal details.  You can get them here.


Rita said...

Love all the stuff!!! The football tickets are my favorite!!! Bookmarking this post for future reference!

Nancy said...

The photo booth idea is great. I know the kids would have a ball with that one.

lylaburns123 said...

These are some great ideas! My twin son and daughter will be graduating this year and I'm going to surprise them with a big party. Their colors are white and blue so I'm going to do foam machine rental for the white and blue hanging lanterns. I'm still deciding on drinks and food but it should be very fun!

Unknown said...

Nice ideas for a graduation party. I love all the elements especially the graduation invitations. So beautifully planned and made. Nice photos too.


Unknown said...

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