Pomp and Circumstance

As graduation season is upon us, we think it is important to honor our graduates in the best way possible–with a party, of course! Listed below you’ll see some of our favorite ideas to celebrate these fabulous graduates. 

Decorate with your graduate’s school colors! Whether it be their high school’s colors, future college’s colors, or what is now their alma mater’s colors, using a graduate’s colors gives the party a cohesive theme while also showcasing his or her achievements. 

This colorful table is a perfect example of highlighting school colors. 

Featured Below: Paula Biggs

School Colors 3

If you’re looking to go a different route than school colors, consider using gold! Gold is trending right now and it really emphasizes that this party is a celebration of the graduate’s success. Incorporate gold through glitter decorations, a gold cake, or in gold foil invitations.

Check out this sophisticated gold display for a new twist on a graduation party. 

Featured Below: Kristi Murphy


Graduation-themed food and drinks can be a cute touch for the party. Diploma cookies, peanut butter cup caps, and personalized cupcakes are just a few examples. 

Featured Below: Catch My Party


Highlight their graduation year! 2015 is a big year for these graduates, and decorating the party with these numbers is a simple, but effective touch. 

Use 2015 in your centerpieces. These great centerpieces also could go well with a gold themed party!

Featured Below: Grace’s Garden Etsy Shop 

2015 Centerpiece

This DIY is super easy to make, but still makes a great statement piece. Plus, you can change the colors to match your theme!

Featured Below: Sugar Bee Crafts

2015 DIY

Lastly, as your graduate is moving on to some new adventure in life, they’ll definitely want long lasting memories of this year and this party! Set up an area with a great back drop for photos for your graduate and your guests to enjoy (you could even make a fun graduation hashtag!). To keep things fun you can also use props like the ones featured below. Along with taking new photos, be sure to decorate the party with old photos of your graduate for an added element to entertain guests!

Featured Below: The Prop Market Etsy Shop

Photo Booth Props

We’re in love with this table setting that features graduation-themed treats, gold, and a fun banner, so classy! 

Featured Below: Catch My Party

Summary Photo

Congratulations to all our friends and family that are graduating, and happy celebrating! 

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