Graduation Party Ideas

It’s that time to start thinking about graduation party ideas! Last year we threw a party for Carole and her friends which turned out to be one of the best parties ever! This year, it’s round two. Yes, Catherine is our graduating Senior this year. Whew, there’s a lot going on in our household. If you are in the same boat, I though I would share a few ideas from last year that were such a huge hit with the kids. It was a magical night. Everything was perfect, from the cooperating weather {thank goodness} to the inviting and festive atmosphere.

Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Party Ideas for High School

1. The Venue: Take it outdoors! We were lucky enough to have a riverside location for our venue. It was absolutely beautiful. Thank goodness the weather cooperated for us. In case of rain, there was a large covered pavilion which was where we served the food.

Outdoor Graduation Party Tips

2. Provide games: For high school graduates, especially the guys, providing games or an activity is always a good idea to get the party started. We had several corn hole games scattered on the grounds which kept everyone entertained.

Corn Hole - Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas

3. The Playlist: The girls hosting the party got together the day before to make their playlist. Believe me, they would not have wanted the parents to be in charge of this job.

4. Let them eat cake: The cake was amazing, complete with the kids high school logo in school colors. Around the cake, we also served M&M’s in school colors to match.

graduation party cake ideas
School Colored M&M's - Graduation Party

5. Easy drink station: The easier the better. We served lemonade in 2 drink dispensers, and had three large beverage tubs filled with cokes and water bottles.

Easy Lemonade Drink Station Set Up
TIKI Brand torches
TIKI Brand Table Torch

It looks as if everyone had a great time!

Best Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas


** photography by laura trevey

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