Graduation party themes can be hard to think of. You don’t want to be too cheesy or pick a theme that has already been done a million times before. With graduation season almost upon us, you might be running out of planning time. That is why we have made a list of our 10 favourite graduation party themes to make your job easier!
1. When I Grow Up
The first of our top 10 graduation party themes is “when I grow up”. There are two ways you can take this theme. Firstly, you can have everyone dress up as their career goal – so if you have just completed a medical degree you would dress as a doctor, or a teaching degree you would dress as a teacher. The other option is to have everyone dress up as what they said they wanted to be when they were five. This could be a ballerina, queen of the world, a fireman or a superhero. This theme is a fun way to celebrate the end of your degree and the beginning of your career journey.
The next on our list of graduation party themes is eras. This theme is another dress up one and is a lot of fun for everyone. You could either pick your favourite decade, the decade you were born or let everyone come dressed as the decade of their choosing. This theme is a good way to celebrate you and your achievements!
3. Dr Seuss
Possibly our favourite of all the graduation party themes is the Dr Seuss one. This theme is based on the book “oh the places you’ll go”. This theme is a colourful and fun one all about celebrating your success and what you are going to do. Make sure your decorations are rainbow and you have at least one copy of the book floating about. You can also print out a giant copy of the quote and paste it up for everyone to see.
4. Your Favourite Childhood Movie
There’s nothing like celebrating your achievements over the years like dressing up as your favourite childhood movie character with the next of our graduation party themes. Throwing it back to your childhood with your favourite movie is a fun and easy theme for your party. Get everyone to dress up, match your decorations to the movie and even have the movie or the soundtrack playing in the background.
Now that you have finished studying you might be taking a year or two off to do a bit of jet setting. If that is the case, then the next of our graduation party themes is perfect for you! Use maps and planes as your decoration and have everyone to dress as their favourite travel destination. You could also make food from different countries to keep with the theme. It is also a good way to double as a farewell party before you head overseas!
6. Throwback Party
Throw a party that really is all about you and everyone’s memories of you with the next of our graduation party themes. Plan a throwback party with pictures of you with your family and friends throughout the years: baby pictures all the way through to candids of you at college. There’ll be plenty of photos for you all to laugh at and reminisce about.
7. Business Party
Up next on our list of graduation party themes is a business themed party. This theme is about you moving into the working world. Everyone can dress up in their best business attire with their briefcases. Serve drinks in coffee cups and play party games like pin the tie on the business man. This one is sure to be lots of fun!
8. Smart Cookie
The punniest of our graduation party themes is ‘smart cookie’. This theme is based on the saying ‘smart cookie’ and is a great way to celebrate your academic achievements! Make sure you bake lots of cookies to get ready for this one and maybe even decorate with a cookie monster or two.
9. Glitter and Gold
Make sure your graduation party shines with the prettiest of our graduation party themes. Buy lots of glitter and spread it across the table and make sure all your decorations are gold. This theme is not only elegant and sparkly but a really simple and easy one to organise!
10. You Are A Star
The last of our graduation party themes is ‘stars’ and the idea that you are one. Celebrate your success by decorating your yard in stars – you could even stick your face to some of them to really make sure the night is all about you and your achievements! This party theme is really a beautiful and simple one.