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10 Graduation Party Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

Graduation is coming around the corner! We know you can't wait to celebrate your child's hard work! At All Star, we are already taking orders for parties this summer, big or small, we want to help you make your event special. It is never too early to start planning your child’s graduation party, here are some helpful tips that will make your party fun and unique! When you finish reading, check out our website and Pinterest board for more inspiration

1.Unique Photo Backdrop

Pallet walls, flower walls, drapery, and green hedge walls are the best ways to create a beautiful background for your grad party photos. Make your party stand out from all the others by capturing memories of your graduate and all their friends, they will have these fun photos to hold onto for a lifetime!

2. Chalkboard

Customized chalkboard walls or easels are the way to go to make your celebration unique! Whether it highlights your high school mascot, your future college, or the unforgettable memories from the last eighteen years, this piece will be sure to catch eyes! You can also use it to point your guests in the right direction of your party or pose in front to capture once in a lifetime memories!

3. Linens With School Spirit

Linens are the easiest way to show your school spirit representing your high school or your future college plans! Work together with your planner to come up with a creative layout for guest tables, food tables, gift tables, memory tables, and high tops. Then decide which colors to use where to make the space resemble your vision!

4. Memory Board

Using a pallet wall or a trifold, hang up pictures from the graduate’s first trip around the sun to their last day as a high school senior. Friends and family will be able to reminisce about good times and become more excited for the great times to come. Your senior will see how far they have come and you can have fun creating it together!

5. Concessions

Cotton candy, popcorn, slushies, snow cones, oh my! Pick your favorite or get them all, your guests won’t be able to resist stopping back at the snack table for seconds. This is also a low maintenance option if you do not want to cook a whole meal or are having an open house style party. Renting these machines is a low cost option that will keep kids and adults happy!

6. Balloon Arch

Balloon arches are a beautiful and fun way to decorate any party. Use them for photos, over an entrance way, over the food table, or around the memory wall. Your friends and family will be complimenting you on the decor all day long! You can stick to the school colors, rainbow, or anything else that fits your theme.

7. Centerpieces

Centerpieces are what people mainly notice when they sit down to eat or chat with family. Using photos and bright colors is a great way for guests to strike up conversation and talk about memories. Flowers and 2022 signs are also nice ways to bring the theme to the table and tie everything together. Another idea is leaving a jar on each table with pieces of paper and pens for guests to write their advice for the graduate to keep.

8. Signs

Whether you are pointing your guests in the right direction to the party or labeling the different snacks on the food table, signs are great decor for grad parties. It can be helpful to display a theme if you have a sign with a quote, like if you have a Friends theme for your party, you can have a sign that says, “ The one where they graduate”. Your guests would definitely want to pose with this sign and have fun with their friends.

9. Bounce house

Speaking of fun, what's more fun than a bounce house? No one is too old to have fun jumping around in a bounce house, this will be a winner for not only any kids at the party, but also your senior and their friends, and probably you too!!

10. Games

Looking for another way to entertain your guests? Yard games are sometimes the best part of graduation parties, get creative with it! Set up giant pong with garbage cans, take a sheet and duct tape and create a giant Frisbee tic-tac-toe, or paint a corn hole set with chalkboard paint and keep score!

Take a look at our pins especially selected for Grad Parties!

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