Graduation season is around the corner! We know watching your little one fly the coop can be overwhelming so we created a generator to help you plan the perfect party. Complete with graduation party ideas for decor, centerpieces, guestbooks and more, we will help you make sure it is an evening your grad will cherish.

65 Graduation Party Ideas

Traveler's Map

Cottage in the Oaks

Map out where your grad has travelled so far so they can plan future travels. This also serves as a great present for globetrotting grads.


Cottage in the Oaks

Display a timeline of your grad's childhood with twine and clothespins.

Tissue Paper Sign

Sugar Bee Crafts

Display the graduation year in a crafty way!

Instagram Hashtags

The Thinking Closet

Make sure you can find everyone's party photos by creating a hashtag.

Instagram Photos for Party Decor

The Thinking Closet

Create cute polariods with all of their Instagram photos. Guests can sign and leave them notes.

DIY Graduation Banner

Sand and Sisal

Create a custom banner with your grad's favorite colors.

Balloon Superlatives Decor

Studio DIY

Want a clever way to display photos and have some fun with high school superlatives? This is the craft decoration for you!

Graduation Cap Straws

Lil Luna

If you want to DIY every inch of this party down to the straws, this is the craft for you.

Pineapple Flare

Nikki Santerre

A pineapple can easily be added to create a tropical party. It is also a symbol of good luck and wealth!

Light Up the Night

Style Me Pretty

If you are having your party outdoors in the evening, hang mason jars filled with tea lights in the trees.

DIY Confetti Banner

A Bubbly Life

Be sure to add sparkle to the graduation banner with some confetti!

Americana Decor

Celebrations at Home

If your grad is celebrating around July 4th or simply likes Americana style, this rustic look may be for you!

Gemstone Garland

Tell Love And Party

This festive garland is great for future scientists!

Graduation Year Balloons

Catch My Party

A graduation party is not complete without balloons!

Graduation Cupcake Tower

Joyful Scribbles

Cut out the work and make a tower of cupcakes instead! No need for knives and plates.

Easy Grad-Inspired Desserts

Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons

These adorable graduation s'more pops are the perfect dessert craft for your younger guests.

Add Color with a Candy Buffet

Glorious Treats

Using paper ribbons as a colorful backdrop can draw attention to a bright candy spread.

Graduation Cap Cookies

A Little Craft in Your Day

Make your sugar cookies extra special with a simple cookie cutter and some pretty icing.

Ice Cream Tasting Bar

Something Turquoise

If your grad has a sweet tooth, opt for an ice cream tasting bar instead of traditional appetizers.

Custom Cupcake Flags

Pear Tree Greetings

Add a touch of flair to your cupcakes with photos of your grad.

Popcorn Bar

Celebrations at Home

Savory or sweet - this popcorn buffet has it all!

Loaded Baked Potato Spring Rolls

The Candid Appetite

This delicious take on spring rolls will be the hit of the party.

Gruyere, Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Bites

Little Spice Jar

Try these easy appetizers that will impress your guests.

Asian Chicken Meatballs

Little Spice Jar

Class up traditional meatballs with some sesame oil, asian spices and a toothpick.

Ceasar Salad Wonton Cups

Recipe Tin Eats

Make your salad more party friendly with these Caesar wonton cups.

Cheesy-Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Brown Eyed Baker

Cheese, bread, garlic. Your guests will thank you for this one.

Watermelon and Feta Skewers

A Beautiful Mess

These super easy salad skewers are perfect party appetizers for hot summer days.

Mini Chicken and Waffles

Pure Wow

This perfect combo of salty and sweet has never been cuter.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Stuck on Sweet

Only a handful of ingredients and a toothpick make this classy to-go salad.

Veggie and Hummus Cups

The Kitchn

Make or buy some hummus, throw it in a cup with some fresh veggies and you have an adorable appetizer for your guests to enjoy.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Gimme Some Oven

If you haven't tried buffalo chicken dip, you and your guests are in for a treat! We found a light version for the health conscious.

Jalapeño Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Boys Ahoy

Sliders are always great - add cheesesteak, even better!

Graduation Party Guest Book

Must Have Mom

Have your guests sign Jenga pieces to help your grad build the best memories.

Vintage Suitcase Card Holder

Snixy Kitchen

Gather all of your grad's cards into a vintage suitcase for them to take with them on their adventures.

Share your Key to Success

Wedding Chicks

Collect words of wisdom for your grad in the cutest way possible.

DIY Memory Frame

Frog Prince Paperie

Create your own memory frame and write sweet sentiments for your grad to remember.

Sign the Globe

The Every Last Detail

If your grad is a world-traveler in the making, set out a globe and ask guests to sign it instead of a traditional guest book.

Quilt Squares Guest Book

A Smith of All Trades

A quilt is a great addition to any dorm room. A quilt covered in sentimental memories, even better.

Thumbprint Art Guest Book

"I do" it Yourself

If your grad is an artist, have them create something for your guests to fill in with their thumbprints.

Nautical Guest Book

Bridal Musings

Rowers and grads who enjoy the ocean will love this thoughtful guest book idea.

Football Guest Book

Love and Lavender

Leave a football (or sport instrument of your choosing) out for guests to sign.

Diploma Note Jar

Something Turquoise

Have each guest write your grad a note, and tie them into mini diplomas.

Shabby Chic Table Setting

Celebrations at Home

If your grad loves boho style and wildflowers, this is the table setting for them.

Festive Table Decor

Frog Prince Paperie

Cover your table in these easy DIY grad centerpieces.

Classic Black and White Table Decor

Kristi Murphy

These classic colors are perfect for a clean, modern party look.

Graduation Cap Table Decor

Party Pinching

Bring the graduation cap and diploma to your table settings.

DIY Splatter Paint Popsicle Stick Runner

At Home In Love

This creative table setting is easy, affordable and so colorful!

School Color Themed Floral Centerpiece

2 Sisters 2 Cities

This cute and simple floral scheme will bring color and beauty to your table, even on a budget.

Centerpiece with Graduation Flag

Catch My Party

Show off your school spirit with this centerpiece idea.

Floral Painted Plates

Kristi Murphy

Create a cute floral plate charger to add a pop of color to an elegant spread.

Summer Fruit Plates

Crafts By Amanda

Create cute and colorful table decorations with these hand-painted plates.

Graduation Year Centerpiece

Catch My Party

Add oversized graduation numbers to your centerpieces for extra festivity.

Easy Pencil Centerpieces

Me and My Insanity

By gluing pencils together and placing them over your vase, you can add a simple school theme.

Easy Mason Jar Centerpieces

Online Labels

Fill mason jars with your grad's school colors and top with paper graduation caps.

Throw a Fiesta

Camille Styles

If your grad loves all things south of the border, throw a grown-up fiesta!

Wine Bottle Centerpieces

Vicky Barone

Spray paint wine bottles for a simple, elegant centerpiece.

School-themed Dessert Table

Love the Day

Pair traditional school colors with an apple and some bus decor to create this old-school theme.

Glitter and Gold

Pear Tree Greetings

Stick to black, gold and glitter to help your grad shine.

Sport-themed Party

Kara's Party Ideas

Was your grad captain of the football team or a track champion? Incorporate their favorite hobby into the special day.

World Market Theme

Kara's Party Ideas

This is the perfect theme for your future international traveler.

Wildflower Theme

Smart Schoolhouse

If your grad is wild at heart, this is the perfect theme!

BBQ Theme

Pear Tree Greetings

If you prefer a more casual feel for your graduation party, this may be the perfect fit.

Luau Theme

Kara's Party Ideas

For all the beach bums, this is the theme for you!

Picnic Party

Aesthetic Nest

Throw a classy picnic for your grad!

Hollywood Glam

Catch My Party

Hollywood Glam is the perfect theme for a film school grad or a budding actor.