2017 Grad Party Ideas – Graduation Party Guide – College, High School

2017 Grad Party Ideas – Graduation Party Guide – College, High School

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In search of fun, creative, and unique grad party ideas? Use these college grad party ideas and high school grad party ideas to put together a celebration the grad of honor will love and never forget.

College Grad Party Ideas – Graduation Party Guide

Graduate School Announcement Blue and Gold Laurel Wreath
Graduate School Announcement Blue and Gold Laurel Wreath

1) College Grad Party Ideas: College Grad Announcements

Upon graduating from college or high school, you’ll probably want to share your special news with everyone you know and you may also want a keepsake to remember this major achievement by.

College and high school graduation announcements can fulfill both of these needs, so make sure to order some for your graduation. Check out PurpleTrail.com for a wide variety of stylish college and high school graduation announcements.

2) College Grad Party Ideas: Business Cards As A Graduation Gift

Business cards will be a great thing to have as you embark on your new life as professional young adult. If you haven’t found a job already, a card with your contact information and professional know-how on it will be good to have on hand.

Check out PurpleTrail Business for a fine selection of quality, stylish business cards. Let friends and family know this is something you wouldn’t mind receiving as a graduation gift.

Graduation Invitation Black and White Folded Photo Card
Graduation Invitation Black and White Folded Photo Card

3) College Grad Party Ideas: Graduation Cap Decorations

Beyond helping you standout out in the sea of college or high school grads on your graduation day, graduation cap decorations can also help you express yourself in a fun way.

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Get creative and use simple crafting supplies like hot glue, paint, and glitter to create a graduation cap that reflects your unique personality. Check out these Graduation Cap Decorations Ideas for inspiration.

4) College Grad Party Ideas: 2016 Garland, Tassel Garland

Spruce up your college or high school grad party with DIY 2016 garland or DIY tassel garland. Find out how to make your own tassel garland here. Make your own 2016 garland by purchasing number punch outs, which you can find on Ebay.com, and a hot glue gun.

Punch out 2016 and attach the numbers to string with hot glue.  Repeat until the entire string is covered. Stretch your garland across a table or doorway or hang it from the ceiling.

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Photos attached to balloons courtesy of Pinterest.com.

5) College Grad Party Ideas: Photo Garland, Photo Balloons

Beyond being about  celebrating hard work and your newly acquired degree, graduation is also about embracing all of the memories you’ve created over the past four years.

A great way to cherish the friends you’ve made and the good times you’ve had is by displaying your college or high school photos at your graduation party.

Photo boards, albums, and frames can be used to showcase your college photos. You can also make your own photo garland or attach photos to the ends of strings secured to helium inflated balloons, as shown in the photo above.

6) High School Grad Party Ideas: Jenga Memory Blocks

You’ll definitely want to prepare a guest book so you’ll have something to remember your guests by. Rather than a traditional paper book, try something a little more creative, like having your guests sign Jenga blocks instead.

Prepare a large sign that says, “Help Build Memories” and place it near the entrance of your grad party. Then fill a clear glass fish bowl with blank, light colored Jenga blocks. Fill a jar with fine tipped sharpies. At the end of your grad party you should be left with a unique and practical Jenga memory blocks.

2015 Grad Party Ideas - Graduation Party Guide
2014 cupcake arrangement courtesy of Beauxandbelles.net.

7) College Grad Party Ideas: Confetti Balloons

Use confetti balloons to add color to your grad party. They are super affordable and easy to make. Simply purchase confetti and balloons.

Pour some confetti into your balloons before blowing them up. Learn more by following the link provided. Try attaching the balloons together to create festive bunting or even a congratulatory banner like in this RealSimple.com post.

8) College Grad Party Ideas: 2016 Cupcake Arrangement

Rather than having a cake at your high school or college grad party, try purchasing cupcakes instead. Arrange your cupcakes into your graduation year as shown in the photo above. Pick frosting that matches your school colors or grad party palette.

DIY donut balloons courtesy of StudioDIY.com.
DIY donut balloons courtesy of StudioDIY.com.

9) College Grad Party Ideas: Photo Booth

Setting up a photo booth at your high school or college graduation party is a great way to keep guests entertained while also capturing and providing you and your guests with great photos and a token of your special night.

10) College Grad Party Ideas: Emoticon Balloons

Try making your own emoticon balloons by following the link provided. They are super cheap and easy to make. Plus they will a tons of style and color to your high school or college graduation party. If donuts are more you thing, follow this link to learn how to make your own donut balloons, like the ones shown above.

Hopefully you found these 10 grad party ideas inspiring!

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