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As part of my series on creating an awesome graduation party, here are some fabulous graduation party decorations to make your own graduate's party perfect.

10 fun graduation party decorations!

As part of my series on creating an awesome graduation party, here are some fabulous graduation party decorations to make your own graduate's party perfect.

Graduation season is here and so are the graduation parties!

As part of my series on creating an awesome graduation party, here are some fabulous graduation party decorations to make your own graduate’s party perfect.  Many of these decorations are keepsakes of congratulations the graduate can look back on as they embark on their new path, whether they are graduating from high school or college. 

We just had my oldest daughter’s high school graduation party, so I want to share my finds to help you in getting ready.  For more ideas, check out these ideas for graduation party food and gifts for the graduate.

So, here are my 10 favorite graduation party decorations!

1. Words of wisdom jar.

Have guests write words of wisdom for the graduate.

2. Personalized Jenga game.

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Have guests sign a Jenga piece or write notes for the graduate.  This is a great way for the graduate to break the ice with new roommates or friends by playing with their unique Jenga game.

Click on the image below for a free printable sign.

3. Autographed initial.

Purchase a large 3-D cardboard or wooden initial letter and have guests sign it or write a note to the graduate.

First, I purchased a cardboard E and then spray painted it blue.

Graduation party decorations - Purchase a large cardboard or wooden initial letter for guests to sign for the graduate.

Then, I bought a set of metallic Sharpies for people to sign the letter with.  Finally, we sprayed with with a clear coat of sealer to protect it for years to come.  I saw this idea here.

Graduation party decorations - Purchase a large cardboard or wooden initial letter for guests to sign for the graduate.

4. A walk down memory lane.

Line the party site driveway with pictures of the graduate from babyhood through high school.  Your grad may be embarrassed, but the guests will love it.

5. Create a hashtag to capture all the photos.

Put a sign up asking all the guests to add the hashtag to their photos so you will get to see all the shots from the party. Here is a free printable sign.

6. Cutlery diplomas.

Roll up the cutlery into white napkins and tie with a ribbon in the graduate’s school colors. I found the idea here.

Graduation party decorations - roll up cutlery in napkin diplomas. Tie with ribbon.

7. Put out a vintage suitcase or wicker basket for cards.

We already had this great wicker hamper. It’s a fun touch, and an easy place for guests to drop off well wishes.  I saw this idea here.

Graduation party decorations - provide a vintage suitcase or wicker basket card basket to hold cards and well wishes.

8.  Envelope station.

Providing thank you envelopes for guests to self-address makes it much easier for a graduate to get those thank you notes written!

9. Keys to success.

Use an old pallet to hang keys that have large labels attached. Then guests can simply write their keys to success on the labels for the graduate.

10. Graduation cap lanterns.

An easy craft to liven up the party that uses party lanterns and black card stock.

This can certainly be a roller coaster time of emotions for both graduates and parents, so I hope these ideas ease the stress a bit for you and give you some good ideas on how to decorate for a graduation party. Hang in there, parents!  We made it! 🙂

I would love to hear about any other decorating tips you have used for a graduation party.  Please share!

~ Pam

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Author: Pam Hoepner

Hi I'm Pam, a seasoned homemaker with a husband, 3 teenagers, and a houseful of pets. I'm also a librarian and professional organizer (The Economical Organizer) who loves to share my hard-earned homemaking, DIY and organizing skills with others so you too can have a Life, Creatively Organized.

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