This post is sponsored by Evite and Qdoba, all words and opinions are my own.
How to Throw a Great Graduation Party
Looking for fun and easy ways to honor your favorite grad? I’ve got some great tips to share with you!
1. A Fun and Festive Backdrop
Welcome your grad and his or her guests with a fun and festive photo backdrop. You can find pre-made tassels and tassel kits at craft stores, or it’s easy to make your own. Use bright citrus colors or go with their school colors.
Next, create a sign out of card stock (either handwritten or using your computer) and attach it to a wooden dowel. You can create signs with sayings like “Class of 2015,” “I Did It!” or “New Grad” and leave them out for party guests to use in selfies or group photos.
2. Have a Meaningful Activity
If you’re not into free bingo games, here’s another fun activity than will break the ice as well as make a meaningful keepsake for your grad to treasure for years to come. Leave the wooden pieces of a Jenga game out, along with some black permanent ink markers and a sign encouraging people to share their favorite memory of the graduate. Your guests will have a wonderful time reminiscing and chatting about their memories. But the best part is, long after the party ends, the guest of honor will have a lasting reminder of happy times with friends and family.
3. Take the Stress Off By Ordering In
Let’s face it, the last thing you need to worry about when your throwing a party is making a bunch of food.. so don’t! Instead, order a buffet from Qdoba. This delicious spread is the Hot Taco Bar with 3-Cheese Queso. It’s a real crowd-pleaser that delight your guests and lower your level of stress at the same time! And here’s some more good news… Qdoba will not only deliver the food, they’ll set everything up, including utensils. It’s a no-brainer!
4. Say it Loud and Proud
New grads are loud and proud about their accomplishment, and their grad party decor should be too. You can find large mylar balloons at your local party store. Buy the numbers for the year of the graduation (like 2015) and have them blown up. Your guest will love posing with them for photos and you can use them as decor as well.
5. Make a Personalized Wall Hanging
You can make a sweet, personalized wall hanging in no time. You just need a long dowel, fishing line and twine. Print out some of your favorite photos and tape them to the pieces of fishing line. Next, tie the line around the dowel. Use a long piece of twine to hang the dowel to a hook or nail.
6. Treat Guests to Bright Future Takeaways
No party is complete without a little takeaway to show your appreciation to the guests for coming. You can pull these cool favors together in a snap. Just fill plastic lightbulbs (score them at craft stores or online) and fill them with candy. You can even use these free Here’s to a Bright Future printables from Evite or make your own tags.
7. Find the Perfect Party Invitation
Honor your grad by customizing a premium Evite invitation or find tons of other fabulous designs in their graduation invitation gallery.
Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs says
Love these ideas Malia! The large balloons are my favorite followed closely by the bright future bulbs!
Amy Anderson says
What awesome ideas – I love Qdoba! Very cute.
Steph @ The Silly Pearl says
Cool party ideas, Malia! I love the photo wall hanging!