10 Ways to Make it a Graduation Party They'll Never Forget
Celebrate this big milestone with a party just as impressive!
A Balloon Installation
Balloon installations are all the rage this year from baby showers to picnics to graduation parties. Hire a small business to set one up in your background or DIY and order one on Amazon.
A Photo Op
No party is complete without a Photo Op. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a photo op is a wall or prop for taking some Insta-worthy snaps. Because if you don’t have pictures, were you really there? The perfect Photo Op is tall and wide enough for multiple people to get in the shot without seeing the real scenery. Great photo ops are, ballon installments, a tassel wall or even a rustic wall with a banner.
The Sheet Cake
The sheet cake has always been the classic choice for graduation parties. Do they taste good? Not really. Will your grad be excited for one? Also not. Grab a sheet pan and try a more modern twist on the classic grad sheet cake with this recipe by Wilton.
Make Food Prep a Breeze
Instead of making a three-course meal, make your life a whole lot easier with bars for every ‘course’. We’re talking the typical taco/burrito bars, salad bars, and omelet bars. And then a mix and match soup bar, a nacho bar, and for dessert a donut or waffles and ice cream bar. Organize any toppings in a Topping Dispenser Make sure to have some vegan and allergy-friendly options as well! And for everyone’s safety, label each dish with these Tabletop Sign Boards.
Let them eat (cup)cakes!
Cupcakes are a very easy and beautiful dessert that is perfect for a graduation party. Pipe on some buttercream, stick in a topper with the grad’s name or a custom message, and throw on some sprinkles. Voila! An elegant dessert that looks like it took way longer than it actually did!
Another fun idea for an outdoor party is custom pool letters with a graduation message. Make your own using this tutorial. Those floating letters will surely make a splash!
Try Out Drink Ladders
This rustic trend started off at weddings but now can be found at any event. Buy a case of mason jars and striped straws and your drinks will look absolutely charming.
Get Rid of Flies Naturally
If you plan on having an outdoor party make sure to prepare for the onslaught of bugs that are sure to join the party too. Use this smart hack by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth to get rid of outdoor pests with style.
Keep the kids entertained with oversized lawn games, rent them or buy them. Check out this selection of classic wooden lawn games.
We’re totally crushing on this graduation party sign from Kara’s Party Ideas, the chalkboard will simply never go out of style. Check out the rest of the gorgeous graduation party she planned here.
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