A perfect graduation party needs the right decorations, the right food and the right elements to bring the theme together. Use simple design ideas to throw a perfect graduation-themed party, and give the grads a great send-off into their new lives.
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Color: Decorate the party in the school colors, naturally. If it’s a high school graduation, you can decorate in these colors or in the colors of the college where the grad is going. If you don’t want to use school colors, stick to a basic scheme of black, white and gold. These classic colors look great for any party.
Decor: Use balloons and streamers to dress up the party. To really bring the graduation theme to life, decorate with pennants and chalkboards. It’s fun to use chalkboards because messages can be changed and customized. Add number cut outs with the graduation year, and perhaps a large banner or two of congratulations.
Card box: It’s traditional to give a grad cards, so make a box that will serve a decorative as well as a practical function. Get a tall, square box with an open top. Place a flat piece of cardboard with a long slit cut into it on top. Spray-paint the whole thing black, and you’ve got a large graduation hat.
What’s a party without great food ? If you want your edibles to look amazing and fit in with the party, incorporate your food into the graduation theme.
Appetizers: When you’re hosting a graduation party for young people, chips and dip is already a perfect appetizer. But you can make a strong visual impression if you also put out some mini pigs in a blanket. The wrapped design makes them look like little diplomas. Lettuce wraps are good for creating this look as well, and you can do them in a mini size so they’re perfect finger foods.
Main dishes: Need a main dish for a bunch of graduates? Sliders are perfect. Make two different varieties of sliders and they’ll be more than happy. Wrap sandwiches will fit in with the graduation theme. Serve main dishes with cold salads.
Desserts: What dessert should you serve a graduate? Apple cobbler, of course. Square pieces can be served on small plates, and cobbler is easy to make in bulk. Fill up a cupcake stand and top it with a graduation hat to make it part of the decor. Or if you’re feeling brave, make a cake with an edible graduation hat on top.
The Perfect Party
To make a party perfect, make sure guests are comfortable. Give them food and drink, and don’t add so many fussy decorations to the mix that no one can relax. A few themed pieces will create a stronger impression than an over-done design.