Graduation Party Ideas

School's out — forever! It's time to celebrate all of your hard work with the perfect party theme, crafts and decorations, and quick party appetizers to please a crowd of collegiates.

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30 Celebratory Recipes Perfect for Your Next Graduation Party

Hats off to you, grad! From crowd-worthy sheet cakes to crowd-pleasing pasta salads, these recipes are perfect for a graduation party.

20 Graduation Party Crafts and Decorations

School's out—forever! Throw a party with all the pomp and circumstance befitting their hard work with handmade invitations, decorations, guest books, and keepsake gifts before they embark out into the world.

Paper Graduation Cap

Cover round mini boxes with paper in the graduate's school color; top with a matching square envelope and tassel. Stash candy or a class ring in the box, and a big-ticket item (hello, crisp check) in the envelope.

Graduation Party Card Box

At your post-commencement party, leave this themed box by the door. The guests can tuck their cards signed with best wishes and congratulations to the newly-minted graduate into the slot as they arrive.

How to Host a Virtual Graduation Party

Nominate a virtual speaker, decorate in their school colors, and send congratulatory messages from friends and family.

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