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DIY Graduation Party Ideas

Updated on March 6, 2016

Throw Your Caps in the Air !

Whether you are celebrating a nursery graduation or someone special in your life is getting their master's - it's an exciting time in life and deserves a fantastic party . You can have a great party even on a budget with these DIY Graduation party ideas. From college survival kits to creative ways to give money, these will inspire you.


High school graduation cap, sparkles

High school graduation cap, sparkles   | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
High school graduation cap, sparkles | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

1) High school graduation cap, sparkles

Get some glitter card stock and create a mortar board shape. Use letters to create the message you want

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
Mickey Mouse | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

2) Mickey Mouse

A Mickey Mouse themed hat is also very fun and you can swap this for any Disney theme such as Cinderella for example.

High School Survival Kit

High School Survival Kit | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
High School Survival Kit | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

3) High School Survival Kit

Some cute ideas to include in a care package. You could include things like Command Hooks, Poster Putty,Organizer Baskets, anything you think they will need to survive the highchool period.


Customized Kisses

Customized Kisses | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
Customized Kisses | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

4) Customized Kisses

These are really Simple to make. Buy a bag of Hersheys Kisses and cut out little photos of the graduate to customize.

Star Cake Toppers

Star Cake Toppers | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
Star Cake Toppers | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

5) Star Cake Toppers

Could there be anything more fitting than shooting stars for a graduate cake. Get some glitter card stock in silver and gold. Cut out star shapes and stick onto wooden sticks. Pop into the cake of your choice.

Cardboard Mortarboard

Cardboard Mortarboard | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
Cardboard Mortarboard | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

6) Cardboard Mortarboard

Make a graduate hat out of black card and write your message in glitter.

Confetti Filled Balloon

Confetti Filled Balloon | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas
Confetti Filled Balloon | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas

7) Confetti Filled Balloon

Fill balloons with confetti for a very celebratory tone. Decorate balloons with streamers, garland, ribbons, tassels, silk flowers to dress up your graduation party with a festive decor to set up the tone.

Graduation Memorabilia

Graduation Memorabilia | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas
Graduation Memorabilia | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas

8) Graduation Memorabilia

Neat way to display all your child's high school graduation memorabilia instead of storing it in a box

Call Your Mother

Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother

9) Call Your Mother

A Perfect gift to give that graduate who just will be having to much fun to remember to ring home. Buy a cushion from your local craft or dollar store and attach the appropriate message using a glue gun. Just make sure you personally pop this on a chair in their dorm so they have no excuse but to remember.

Words of Wisdom Jar

Words of Wisdom Jar
Words of Wisdom Jar

10) Words of Wisdom Jar

Words of Wisdom mason jar - this idea could also be used as a guest book for a wedding. The words of wisdom will be fun to read afterwards!

Nursing Shadow Box

Nursing Shadow Box | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas
Nursing Shadow Box | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas

11) Nursing Shadow Box

Great to display in an office or something rather than these things just collecting dust somewhere shoved away. Customize this to whatever they have graduated in for example nursing, veterinary, teaching etc.

Graduation Memories Table

Graduation Memories Table
Graduation Memories Table

12) Graduation Memories Table

This is a perfect idea if you are renting a function room.Highschool graduation memories table with book for friends to sign.

Graduation Survival Cake

Graduation Survival Cake
Graduation Survival Cake

13) Graduation Survival Cake

The perfect gift for your high school grad. It includes all the things they will need to survive college.

Mason Jar Gift

Mason Jar Gift | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas
Mason Jar Gift | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas

14) Mason Jar Gift

Mason jar filled with $10 in $1s rolled up, candy, bubble gum, gift card and a college check list which you can find on the internet.

Gift for Parents

Gift for Parents
Gift for Parents

15) Gift for Parents

Frame some memories for proud parents to hang in the pride of place in their home. You can get very creative with this and have pictures from every graduation from elementary school through to university.

Graduation Cap Straw Toppers

Graduation Cap Straw Toppers | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School
Graduation Cap Straw Toppers | DIY Graduation Party Ideas for High School

16) Graduation Cap Straw Toppers

Simple graduation cap straws will make any beverage more exciting: You will need

  • Black Card
  • Yellow embroidery thread
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick

Money Balloon

Money Balloon
Money Balloon

17) Money Balloon

Fill different balloons with cash. Great as a game for a party . Fill with $1 even up to $20.

Graduate Banner

Graduate Banner | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas
Graduate Banner | DIY College Graduation Decoration Ideas

18) Graduate Banner

The perfect way to adorn your dessert table. Get squares and write the letters 'graduate'. Atach to some rope and fix to the table.

World Travel Grad Cap

World Travel Grad Cap
World Travel Grad Cap

19) World Travel Grad Cap

This is a cute idea for someone who is taking a gap year to travel. You could make it as a cover for a photo album that they willl fill with all their travel snaps.

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      Amy, The Glitter in My Tea 

      2 years ago

      Thanks for featuring my graduation cap straw toppers!

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR

      ezzly 

      2 years ago

      Yes I think you can !!! Why not print off the individual letters 'graduate' and stick each page to colorful card. Get some buddies to help out !! Congratulations!!

    • Samuel Orris profile image

      Samuel orris 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Hlw Ezzly.

      Tomorrow our last graduation class. SO, Can I make a Graduate Banner within one day ?

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR

      ezzly 

      2 years ago

      Thanks so much DDE

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great ideas and so useful

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