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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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.
Graduation Honor Scroll
Unspool an A-plus keepsake—made from dowels, wooden ball beads, and our downloadable template—and fill it with congratulations for your pride and joy.
How to Host a Virtual Graduation Party
Nominate a virtual speaker, decorate in their school colors, and send congratulatory messages from friends and family.
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.

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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.
The Best Graduation Gifts to Help Them Take on the World
Congratulate your high school or college grad with one of these thoughtful presents—all of which will help them tackle their next step.