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Party City: Graduation Party Ideas, Decorations, and Supplies

Updated on April 2, 2016
Graduation decorations; time to celebrate!
Graduation decorations; time to celebrate! | Source

Graduation Supplies at Party City

Thinking about a graduation party for the graduate this summer? It doesn’t have to take long to plan or to put together a graduation extravaganza for your favorite grad. With stores like Party City, who pretty much carry all the supplies you need, a party does not have to cost a whole lot, either.

Party City has tons of party supplies, starting as low as 99 cents. They are even less than that when bought in bulk. Party City is the go-to place for your graduation party and other holiday parties down the road.

Choosing a Graduation Party Theme

Party themes are limitless. Choose a favorite theme based around current interests of the grad or graduates--or just go with a color theme.

You can find décor with sports or music themes, or perhaps you want to go with an event theme by planning for a luau or a cookout. There are decorations out there to match just about any theme you pick.

For kindergarten graduations, you could go with a teddy bear or other cute theme. For older graduates, such as high school or college grads, I think the best graduation party theme is just using the school colors or mascot. Party City has all sorts of décor in any color you need.

Decorating for a Graduation Party

After you’ve sent your invitations (also available at Party City), it’s time to start decorating! Start outside with balloons streaming anywhere you can tie them, even from the trees. The mailbox is another great place to put balloons in order to attract the attention of party goers. You see this all the time to help attendees get to birthday bashes and all other types of celebrations.

Colorful banners or congratulation cut-outs are easy to plaster all over the exterior of the house or on the inside walls. Graduation cap garland would be great to stream all over the house. Multi-colored centerpieces will also spice up any table. Some really neat things are customized banners bearing your graduate’s name. If you don’t mind a mess, confetti to shower on the graduates is fun for everyone.

More Graduation Party Decorations and Menu Ideas

Food and Supplies for a Graduation Party

Tableware can be bought in sets that include everything needed: plates, cups, napkins, and plastic ware. Styles include decorative as well as solid, bright colors to match school colors.

Now choose the food you’re going to put on it. Keep it simple or go all out with a full meal. This will probably depend on your budget and guest list. A small dinner party would be very do-able for a few people. For larger parties, you would go with cake and punch. A cook-out would be fun if you want “real” food.” If you prefer tasty little finger foods, try this appetizer menu that works for any get-together.

Don't forget a graduation party decoration or party favor for the dog!
Don't forget a graduation party decoration or party favor for the dog! | Source

Party Favors

Party favors are always a hit at parties, and graduation parties are no different. How about a smiley face necklace full of bubbles for 99 cents? Smaller bubble holders are sold by the box for only 29 cents each. Party favors such as funny glasses and wigs add a lot of fun to a party. Graduation leis, bracelets, and sashes are also neat items to have for attendees.

Sashes can be worn by your own graduate or all graduates who attend the party. Another hit are those chocolate candy bars with personalized packaging advertising the graduate, school, and year graduated.

Fun Things to Do at Graduation Parties

Get a special graduation guest book and have guests sign in and leave a good luck message for the graduate. In lieu of a guest book, have guests sign a big poster or even a piece of clothing for the graduate to remember this special day. You can also take photos of the graduate with each guest.

Really, you can have a number of activities planned, depending on your crowd. Outside play such as volleyball or basketball is fun for guests of many ages. For a party with lots of kids, board games with prizes could be entertaining, especially the floor game, Twister!

Save online at Party City and More!

Party City really is the go-to place for any type of party. Their prices are so affordable, but their Party City coupons save you even more, currently 15% off for orders of $60 or more. Check out these other party supplies coupons for stores such as Celebrate Express, who also have lots to choose from for graduation parties, including decoration packages already put together. A set for 18, for example, includes tableware and decorations, too. Now, that sounds easy! Here’s hoping for a fun and safe graduation party for your special graduate or graduates!


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    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      alocsin--I'm glad you found the hub useful. Too bad you didn't find it earlier. Maybe you can use the ideas another time in the future. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I wish I'd found this hub a few weeks ago when several of my relatives were graduating. It would've been useful for the party planning. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      DDE--Glad you like that! Thanks for reading!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wonderful ideas for such parties you have thought of such creative ways

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Maria--I agree about Party City. They have just about everything a person would need--cheap, too!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Every day is a party at Party that store for so many reasons.

      Always appreciate coupons...thank you. Voted UP and UABI.