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It's Time to Celebrate
There are only so many days designed to celebrate you and your achievements. Graduation parties happen rarely enough to be truly special, and no one will blame you for going all out.
Whether you—or your child or dearest friend—are graduating from high school, college, or kindergarten, planning a party with thoughtful details will take the experience to the next level. These party features promise to make your celebration the hottest event on the graduation party circuit.
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Celebrate With Glitter (And No Clean-Up)
Glitter can add a lot of glam to a party—but cleaning up the tiny sparkles after the event can be arduous. You can achieve a sparkling effect without the mess with these glitter-filled balloons. And the combination of glitz and bouncing balloons promises to liven up the atmosphere.
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Create Sweet Trays
Hand out your graduation party favors in these glittery, do-it-yourself trays. Spell out GRAD, the graduate's name, or even the university they'll be intending in the fall. Once these letters are constructed, stuff them full of the graduate's favorite sweet surprises.
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Let the School Colors Shine
Whether your graduate wants to celebrate where they're coming or where they're going, let the school colors stand front and center. For a high school graduation party, consider decorating with the colors of your student's future university. Your menu can also become a work of art if you have foods with a specific color scheme.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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From Birth to Graduation
Everyone attending the party may adore the graduate, but they all come from different parts of life. Ask friends and family to bring their favorite photos and display them all in one enormous collage.
You can use pallet boards to create a striking backdrop for your best shots. And don't limit yourself to photos alone: consider adding items like sports uniforms, notable school projects, and medals.
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Create an Art Installation
You can celebrate like you're in a modern art museum with giant statement balloons. Cut out large numbers to highlight the graduation year and hang them on streamers dangling from an enormous balloon. Once they're floating in your room, these colorful creations can seem almost magical.
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Say It In Writing
This DIY speech bubble allows guests to send best wishes to the graduate—from "Congrats!" to "Keep in touch!" And your graduate can create a fun photo shoot by scribbling "I'm done!" on the chalkboard. To create this simple craft, you only need some scrap cardboard, chalkboard paint, and chalk.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Cap It Off
These clever straws promise to add some pizazz to your beverage table. Your guests will love using them to sip delicious cocktails or strawberry lemonade. If you want to go the extra mile, wrap a colored band around glass bottles to create a cohesive display.
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Build a Glam Photo Booth
When it comes to a graduation party, the photo booth is always a popular feature. This glamorous rose-gold photo booth combines confetti, traditional peachy balloons, and enormous number balloons (spelling out the year of graduation, of course) to give the party a fun glitzy effect.
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Get a Little Seussian
There's a good reason Oh The Places You'll Go is a classic graduation gift. Dr. Seuss understands the plight of graduates like no one else. This quintessential book makes the perfect party theme for your graduate—both young and old—with colorful cookies, a sea-blue suitcase, and (of course) a globe.
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String Up Your Superlatives
The classic senior-year superlatives can make fantastic graduation decorations. Honor your friends with these balloon awards—think best hair or cutest couple—to create an immersive atmosphere for the party. Better yet: have guests vote on who should win which award.