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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.
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.
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!

3 ideas for displaying photos at a graduation party

Besides eating the delicious food, the thing guests generally enjoy most about attending graduation parties is looking at the photo displays of the honoree. As graduation season approaches, consider the different ways you could set up pictures in your space and get inspired with these three ideas.

Scrapbooks: Scrapbooks are great if you need to display a lot of pictures and want a more creative option than just a typical photo album. Some people choose to be very crafty and decorate each page with cutouts, while others simply choose a colorful background and add a short description with each photo.

Digital presentation: If scrapbooking isn’t your thing, show a digital presentation instead. Digital presentations allow people to see photos without having to wait in line, and they’ll keep guests entertained throughout the party. Projector screens are often larger and work best, but you can also use TVs, computers or digital photo frames as well.

Collage posters: Use your wall space by hanging up customized collage posters. You can choose to make your own posters or have them printed for you. There are various ways you can create your collage posters. For example, you can choose to feature all of your student’s senior photos or, instead, select photos that capture the graduate at different stages in life.

There’s no rule that says you can have only one graduation photo display method. You can use one idea or choose to incorporate all three into your party. Overall, it’s best to choose what makes sense for your space and time.

Graduation food ideas that are easy and delicious

Graduation season will be here soon! If you haven’t already started planning your student’s gradutation party menu, now is the time. You’ll have a lot of guests on the big day, so it’s best to decide on a menu that is easy to make and serve. These five graduation food classics are delicious and simple, so you’ll be able to enjoy your student’s graduation and still throw a great party.

Pulled Pork

If you’re throwing a casual graduation party, consider serving pulled pork sandwiches. Pulled pork is a great option because you can make it the day before instead of the day of or during the party. Cole slaw is delicious served on the side, or right on the sandwich!

Sandwich buffet

Cold-cut sandwiches never get old and they require no cooking! Simply buy sandwich platters that contain various meats and cheeses for guests to choose from and offer either buns or croissants. If you’re not sure what to serve with your sandwiches, cold pasta dishes make excellent sides.

Appetizers and desserts

Many of your guests will be attending more than one graduation party and may be full by the time they attend yours. Instead of serving a main dish with sides, simply serve various appetizers and desserts that guests can sample. Dips, cheese and crackers and mini pizzas make great appetizers for graduations. For desserts, try smaller portion options like cupcakes or cream puffs.

Burgers and brats

Take advantage of the spring season and do some grilling! Burgers and brats are simple and can be served with various sides like potato salad, baked beans and veggies. Be sure to ask for help beforehand so you don’t have to spend the whole party grilling. Remember, this is your big day, too!

Taco bar

If sandwiches sound boring to you, mix it up and create a taco bar instead. All you have to do is cook the meat before the party and then set out whatever ingredients you think are best. Guests can then make their tacos exactly as they like, and you can mingle and enjoy the party.

You don’t have to hire a caterer to serve delicious food at graduation. These ideas are simple to make and will be a huge hit at your graduate’s party.