Graduation Party Ideas | Sycamore Senior Photographers

Ready? Set? GO for Graduation party ideas!

I know you’re getting those grad parties underway. I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas to throw an unforgettable event!

SMP Side Note:: I shared these party ideas awhile back in my Sparkle Notes {once-a-month email I send out}. It’s not just photos, so you don’t want to miss out.

Six ideas to make your graduation party one for the yearbooks::

1/ A Fun Theme::

A theme is a great way to tie together some other ideas, games, or decor. It keeps a central idea running through your event. One fun idea is a “Through the Years” theme, which celebrates all you’ve accomplished! A great way to emphasize this theme is a photo banner with photos through each school year. It’s fun for everyone to see the photos and makes a great conversation piece!

2/ Photo Boss::

In the flurry of trying to get everything ready, often a photographer is the overlooked detail. Be sure to ask someone specifically to snap photos during your party or open house, and capture every guest, as well as the decor. Of course, hiring a professional is also a great route, and ensures you will get portraits that tell the whole story of the day.

3/ Words of Wisdom::

A truly wise graduate knows they can glean wisdom from all their friends and family, and it’s really fun to read what guests share.

Have a basket/jar and markers available with slips of paper so guests can jot down words of wisdom, anecdotes, or memories. This is a fun memento for the senior to take to college or look back on later.

4/ Candy Land::

A candy-bar is a fun theme + also provides your guests with a souvenir…a bag of candy!

Cellophane bags can be found at a local crafts store or the dollar store. Fill large glass or plastic containers with various types of candy. Guests scoop their favorites into the little baggies, and you’ll be covered for favors AND dessert! It’s also really fun to have this table in a color scheme (see below).

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Graduation Party Ideas | Grads favorite color theme

5/ Autograph Please::

Put together a photo book for guests to sign or get a photo signing board and have your friends sign their names + a happy memory. It’s a similar idea to a memory/wisdom jar, but you’re able to hang on your wall!

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SMP Graduation Signing Board

6/ Photo Booth Fun::

Add a Photo Booth spot at your party + crazy props, and compile all the images into a book to look back on later!

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Graduation Party Ideas | Photo Booth

I hope these ideas have inspired your upcoming graduation party ideas!

Cheers to your graduation fun!

💖Andrea | Shining Moments Photographer

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