As graduation approaches, students of all kinds are getting ready to close one chapter and begin another. This could be the little kid in preschool going on to kindergarten or a doctoral student who will be graduating with their Ph.D. A party thrown for a college graduate will be different from that of a preschooler, or even high school senior, however, they all have one thing in common: Celebrating the graduate.
Kid Friendly Graduation Party
A preschooler or kindergartener may not understand what is happening when they graduate. It's still a fun day for them either way. A Dr. Suess themed graduation party is always great for the little ones. "Oh, the Places You'll Go" is an iconic story to read to kids about the journey they are beginning. Use brightly colored balloons and streamers, create directional signs from cardboard cutouts, and even use globes and other travel related items to decorate. Purchase a copy of "Oh, the Places You'll Go" and have all the guests sign the book and leave a little message for the graduate to look back on as they get older!
All-Star Athlete Graduation Party
From the backyard to the college arena, if your graduate is a sports star (or fan!), throw them a graduation party that will leave their biggest fans going wild. Theme the decor around their favorite sport or team. Serve tailgating classics for the food, like burgers and brats. Use sports memorabilia or pictures of the athlete to decorate. Let guests "autograph" a ball for the graduate to keep.
That's the Spirit Graduation Party
This is the party for the graduate that eats, sleeps, and breathes school spirit. Deck the party out in their school colors, and use their school's mascot as inspiration for the theme. Personalize the party with whatever activities or clubs the graduate participated in. Create a "yearbook" for the graduate by having guests sign blank pages in a scrapbook, then have them take photos in a photo booth to place in the book after the party.
Excellence and Elegance Graduation Party
For a more formal graduation party, think of understated decor that celebrates the graduate, like floral centerpieces that feature pictures of the graduate through the years. Create a slideshow of memories to play throughout the party. Serve a sit-down meal, and encourage guests to give speeches in honor of the graduate.
Cheers to a Bright Future
Does your graduate like to have fun? Throw a party that will help the graduate relax before starting the next stage in their life. Stock their favorite beer or drink, or even hire a bartender to create a custom cocktail in their honor. Play backyard games, and just have fun!