Class of 2021- Top Graduation Party IdeasFebruary 22, 2021
Graduation is a special moment that makes you realize how far you have come. So, celebrating it should be on the top of your list. If you belong to the class of 2021, you are still lucky, unlike the unfortunate class of 2020, who got no chance to celebrate, thanks to COVID-19. While we hope this year will be better, let’s put our thinking caps on for some mind-blowing graduation party ideas. You can use them to pull off a memorable graduation party that you and your guests will cherish for years to come!
Theme and Location
Before planning anything else, you will have to decide what kind of party do you want and where. Do you want to go for a backyard BBQ, pool party, a formal dinner, brunch, or a fun-themed graduation party? Though it can be overwhelming to choose the venue and the type of party, everything else will start falling into place once you do that. It will set the direction for the other details.
Once you have decided on the venue, the type of party, days, and timings, send an invitation to your friends and family! There are numerous options you can choose from. You can either go to every guest with an invitation or mail it to them. Nowadays, a common trend is to make online invitation cards on various websites and send them online to the guests.
You can add a personalized and unique finishing touch to your invitations using a Class of 2021 sticker as an envelope seal. For most family and friends, these invitations become a reminder of your accomplishments and of the big day. You can also send a favor for the graduation party with the invitation as a kind gesture.
It would be best if you start collecting the addresses of your guests around 5-6 weeks before. It is also advisable to mail invitations 3-4 weeks before the party. This allows the guests sufficient time to prepare in case they have to travel or need an off from work.
Since you know the type of party you are going for, decorating according to it will be a piece of cake. You can do DIYs or hire an event management company. Try to get your creative juices flowing and think outside of the box when it comes to your graduation party decorations. Make sure to pay attention to minute details as the guests will notice them.
There are so many ways in which you can décor the venue. Do you like taking selfies? Get some of those photos printed and display them at the party! They will surely give the décor a personalized touch. If you love football and sports, use it as an inspiration to make creative DIYs even for your personalized graduation cups.
Signs & Banners
The highlight of graduation parties is a cake on a nicely decorated table and a banner on the wall behind it. You can choose various banners or signs to make your graduation party feel extra festive.
You can display a large personalized sign at the entrance to welcome guests as soon as they enter the party. You can also use signs to tell the guests where to leave gifts, where the photo booth is, where the guestbook is, where to sit, and what different food options are there. This will prevent you from answering the same question throughout the party. Banners are great to hang above the gift and food tables to set them apart. Pick one with a fun saying, or you can even get them personalized with your name.
What’s a party without a cake? Cupcakes, cake pops, and cakes are indeed a must-have for graduation parties. Since a cake is usually the highlight of the party, get creative with the cake theme and décor or get it on order according to your liking. There are many options available online on how to satisfy your sweet tooth at the graduation party. Whether cupcakes are your thing or you prefer a classic layered cake, you really can’t go wrong here.
You can also put cake slices in your themed plates along with juices or drinks in personalized graduation cups. But, don’t forget to have extras on hand for guests that come back for a second helping!
You and your batch mates can wear the same t-shirts, with obviously yours being a little extra fancy. Order custom t-shirts for yourself and your friends to wear at the party. Ask them to come up with a cool shirt design, and they can wear it even after the party is over.
So, come up with fun ideas for the perfect graduation party outfit. You and your friends can show off your sense of humor and fashion in funny t-shirts, dresses, or the latest styles.
Return Gift/Favors to Guests
Favors for graduation party are a sweet gesture to give your guests as a thank you for being a part of your special day. You can use graduation party favor stickers in your name, school color, graduating year, and trendy designs like mixed foil, floral, and teal, and pink for a kind way to show your appreciation. Use these stickers to decorate any chocolate or candy and place candies in a small favor bag or jar so guests can quickly grab and enjoy on their way out.
Another fun way of giving favors for a graduation party is using small bags of popcorn sealed large favor stickers that stick well on graduation party favor bags and can also be used to seal cookie bags.
Since all your hard work has paid off, you deserve a celebration. So, it’s time to throw a celebration with these fantastic ideas. They will surely let you enjoy the party arrangements a much as you look forward to enjoying the event itself.
So, what are you waiting for in the Class of 2021? Contact us to enjoy a graduation party that will create timeless memories for you and your family!