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All Star Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation is an important celebration not only for your grad, but for you as a parent. It’s been a journey for both of you, and that’s absolutely worth celebrating! However, throwing a party can be daunting, especially one that will make both kids and adults happy. The best place to start is with your grad. What are his interests? How can you use her personality to come up with a party theme? Here are a few easy ways to incorporate your grad’s story into your graduation party ideas. We’ve chosen a sports theme, but the same design elements can work for any theme.

For many graduates, sports are a very important part of their journey through high school, which makes the theme a natural idea for a graduation party. The All Star Graduation Invitation is the perfect invite to honor the athletes in your life. The announcement even allow for a few stats highlighting your graduates athletic achievements.
Graduation Invitations -- All Star
Every graduation party revolves around the food—what great party doesn’t? Considering there might be a lot of hungry athletes in attendance, you’ll want something that is easy to prepare and serve. Walking tacos are both easy and a favorite with teens. A kitchen or bar area in a basement works well for your serving area, because the sink can double as a beverage center and sets a little more casual tone for the party.
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Food ideas

For extra little touches, you can make a football shaped tissue pom, football garland created from our party gift tags, and personalized graduation napkins. Everyone will love the attention to details.
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One of the most unique things about every graduation party is the special way each family finds to honor their grad with photos and memories of their journey. We have some great ideas on graduation photo displays, and for this party we used a combination of childhood photos and our new personalized graduation party decorations. These new party decoration pieces are SO versatile and easy to create! For our party, we personalized them with photos, the grad’s name, jersey number and college plans. We then strung them, along with the childhood photos, onto a barnwood wall using mini clothespins. They can also be displayed on the table (which you’ll see down below), poked into centerpieces, cupcake toppers, and so many other ways. We love this product!
Photo display ideas
What’s for dessert? We all agree, desserts should be pretty non-stress. A good cookie, brownie, cupcake or cake, and you really can’t go wrong. We cut out football shaped brownies and drew on some football laces with frosting. We also made some delicious little cupcakes that featured the graduate’s number from high school as a topper along with stars…because they’re the star of the party!
Graduation Dessert Ideas
Having some sort of guestbook isn’t a must-have at a graduation party, but it’s fun to have friends sign something as a memento that the grad can keep. We wanted to do something creative, so we chose a t-shirt from his future college and had everyone sign it.
Guest book idea
Lastly, the table centerpieces. You want to give guests something to chat about while sitting and eating and what better to do that than photos and mementos from the graduate’s past. We used the new graduation party decorations not only as table décor but also incorporated them into one of the centerpieces. We found the green turf online—a perfect fit to this graduate’s high school passions and future plans!
Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

Look for more graduation party ideas here, or browse through our graduation invitations and party decoration to spark ideas. We’d love to see any great ideas for graduation party ideas that you have!

Graduation comment cards are the perfect addition to your party

Moving on to a new stage in life can be exciting, but it can also be scary. With this in mind, your graduate could benefit from some encouragement. When setting up your student’s graduation party, be sure to add decorative comment cards that allow guests to write personal and heartfelt messages to the honoree. Graduation comment cards come in a variety of different styles and colors, which will allow you to find the perfect match for your existing décor.

You might already have a guest book that you plan to use at the party, but guest books only tell the graduate who showed up to the party. Comment cards give family and friends a chance to do more than merely write down their name; they allow them to share memories, provide encouragement and even offer advice to the graduate, too. After the graduation party and for years into the future, your student can read these messages either to relive memories or reconsider helpful advice when needed.

A piece of paper might look simple, but you’d be surprised at how much meaning it can hold. Your graduate will receive towels, dishware, dorm décor and other presents during the graduation party, but none of those gifts will be as special as the messages guests share in the comment cards.

The 3 must-haves for a fabulous graduation party

Celebrating the transition from high school to college or from college into the real world is a big deal. You want to throw the perfect party for your graduate while also making sure that the decorations and theme are trendy enough. With fads always coming and going, it is hard to stay up to date with the latest trends, but planning the perfect party doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these foolproof tips for throwing a fabulous graduation party.

These three elements will help you stay trendy and avoid being tacky:

  1. Table decorations – Don’t leave the table bland. Use tasteful table decorations to spice up the eating area. Personalized photos on confetti shapes are a great way to add some flavor to the tabletop without having to hunt down large centerpieces you may never use again. You can add multiple photos or phrases to these playful decorations and scatter them about for a no-fuss décor that isn’t too flashy. Monogrammed or personalized napkins also give a sophisticated touch without being too over the top.
  2. Yard signs – These decorations perform double-duty as a direction marker for guests. If guests are unfamiliar with the location, displaying a yard sign with the graduate’s name and photo will both direct them to the right place and help get the party started sooner. Pick a design that reflects the mood of the party or even one that matches the theme used on your party’s invitations.
  3. A buffet spread – The food is always a highlight of the party. Make sure that guests have plenty to eat and drink as they celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments. Use table cards to mark each dish so there is no guessing about what each item contains and to help guests avoid issues with food allergies or preferences.

Let your grad help you with planning their perfect party. After all, they are now qualified to take on such tasks.