College Life

10 DIY Graduation Party Ideas

Tis the season for new beginnings and turning chapters in life as countless high school and college students prepare to take their last steps on campus. Sad as it can be, the best part of the ending is the party that follow! Here’s a list of some cute, inexpensive DIY graduation party ideas to try out when decorating for your big party!

1. Photo Booths/Back Drops

As cheesy as it may seem, having a photo booth or having a setup for a backdrop will be a huge hit amongst friends and family. Hanging a few banners on a string to tie up is an inexpensive way to make your party memorable and everyone will be sharing their pics from it! You can easily make this on your own by take construction paper, string, and cut out letters.

2.Candy/Sweets Table

Who doesn’t love a candy table. Hit up your local dollar tree for some jars if you don’t already have them and fill them with discounted candy or snacks. Add a little sign with it to add some charm to your party.

3. Games

A setup of yard games can be a great way to get your guests entertained and moving. Also great for introducing everyone to each other, I mean who doesn’t love a solid game of corn hole? Even something as simple as jump rope or sidewalk chalk is sure to please.

4. Inspiration Notes

Laying out paper or note cards for your guests to leave inspirational quotes is super cute for decorations, but also awesome for you to read after the party.

5. Painted Mason Jars

Again it depends if you’re into the theme, but mason jars are always a favorite. Grab some old paint to make these cute centerpieces for the tables

6. #Hashtag

Advertise a hashtag for all of your friends and family to use on the pictures they post. This is an easy way to keep track of the pictures taken at your party that you want to keep forever!

7. Hang Pictures

One of the best parts about grad parties is all of the baby photos the guests get to see of you! Instead of the average tag board, hang some on a string with clothes pins or tie them around a pole or tree with the same string.

8. Old Suitcases/Boxes Card Holder

Use and old suitcase or decorate a shoe box to store all of your grad party cards in! This is a great way to keep all of your cards together in one place so you don’t lose any during the party.

See Also

9. Sign It Letter Or Photo

This is a gift to you as well as a really cute decoration for the party! Have your friends and family leave you cute messages that you can keep forever.

10. S’mores Anyone?

If you’re having an outdoor party, start a fire and keep the party going all night long. Who doesn’t love eating s’mores.

Do you have any other fun DIY graduation party ideas?! Share in the comments below!

Featured Image: pinterest


Recent Posts

8 Easy Exercises To Do While Watching Netflix

After a long day of running errands, class and work, I'm sure lacing up your sneakers to hit the gym…

2 hours ago

6 Tips to Build Your Social Media Presence

We all love social media, or at least we use it to some degree. Whether you’re posting selfies every hour or you…

6 hours ago

10 Ways To Style Your Basic White Tee This Fall

A plain white tee is an essential basic that can be worn year around. Here are ten easy, yet fashionably…

14 hours ago

Not Your Typical Weight Loss Story

This is not your typical weight loss story. In fact, it isn't my story at all. Recently one of my…

18 hours ago

10 Reasons to Love Fall

Fall, that time of the year when the air gets chillier, the leaves change color, and delicious Thanksgiving food is…

23 hours ago

10 Things You Took for Granted in High School

1. Home cooked meals Legit, cooking is hard, and if you are clumsy or forgetful, it’s even worse! There's no…

1 day ago