Celebrate Your Graduate With These Creative Party Ideas


It's hard to believe the school year is almost over and it's time to start celebrating all the graduates. Whether you're planning a preschool, elementary school, high school, or college graduation party, here are some creative ideas (and free graduation printables) to get you inspired. To the class of 2013, hats off!!

  1. This cute party has a “One Smart Cookie” theme, and includes mustache props and a photo booth! The moms each brought a dozen cookies for the kids and chocolate and white milk were served, perfect for an end of the school year get-together!
  2. Graduation treats like Smarties dressed up as tiny diplomas, ribbon tied snack cakes, and diploma topped cupcakes take center stage at this event. I especially love the beautiful place settings with the miniature chalkboard place cards.
  3. “Having a wild time” is the goal at this exciting zebra themed graduation celebration! Lots of fun elements are included like the adorable cake pop grads, push up pops in school colors, and zebra striped Oreos!
  4. A backdrop of kindergarten, high school, college, and grad school photos hanging inside large frames is the focal point of this party. Blueberries and cream cupcakes say “Congrats” and Pepperidge Farm Piourettes with red ribbons look like tiny diplomas on top of chocolate cupcakes!

Party printables are an easy and striking way to decorate at your graduate's celebration. This free collection from Printabelle includes a sign, banner, invitations, water bottle labels, cupcake toppers and more!

Jillian Tohber Leslie decided to “get her party on” and launched Catch My Party in 2009, as the place to share party ideas, tips, and photos, and to celebrated the entertainer in all of us! Jillian received her BA and MBA from Stanford University. Jillian currently resides in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, David, daughter, Lainey, and company mascot, Gertie, their nine-year-old Tibetan Terrier. In her spare time, Jillian loves to cook, craft, entertain, style parties, and take photographs. To learn more about Jillian check out her Catch My Party blogPinterestFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.