Party Ideas

Party Ideas

Graduation parties are back in real life! Celebrate your graduate and all they’ve been through with a party to remember. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got your party inspiration right here!

What’s your grad’s favorite color? Have they already been accepted into a certain college? You can use these as jumping off points for your decor, or go the traditional route of classic black, white and gold. There are so many beautiful ways to style your graduation party!

Here are a few looks to get those creative juices flowing.

Blushingly Elegant Soirée

Adorn your party with grown-up sophistication and a dash of femininity with this timeless color scheme. The key components are blush, gold, white, and a hint of black for contrast. Style an elegant dessert table with gilded treats on a crisp white table cloth. Add some fun and whimsy with large three-foot latex balloons adorned with fluffy tissue paper tails.

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Photo props and backdrops are a must-have to capture those once-in-a-lifetime grad memories. Here are some more festive balloon choices to complement your decor:

And don’t forget these extras to put the finishing touches on your soirée:

Blooming Outdoor Fiesta

Who doesn’t love an outdoor fiesta? Bright blooms, tissue paper tassels and rainbow-colored piñatas are perfectly in season for May graduations. Pair with coordinating balloons and DIY photo backdrops to create a space that celebrates your grad in colorful style. Keep the party going into the evening with twinkly festoon lights strung across an outdoor patio.

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To make the tissue paper tassels shown above, you will need the following supplies. Make sure to visit the Inspired By Charm blog for the complete craft tutorial.

To make the photo backdrop above, you can procure used wood palettes from your local hardware store, or equipment and furniture stores. Make some more tissue paper tassels and hang a fun phrase like the ones below, and you’re set!

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These cheerful balloon picks will bring a smile to your grad’s face and a little cha-cha in their step!

Don’t forget about the table decorations and fun activities! Here are some products to complete your graduation fiesta:

Classic Black & Gold

The traditional and time-tested look of black and gold never goes out of style when it comes to graduation parties. You can add a touch of silver and white for some color variety. Shimmering fringe and balloon garland backdrops are a must-have to add that “wow” factor, and new AirLoonz™ photo props will have your grad and guests striking a pose.

Here are some supplies to create that Instagram-worthy space:

Add the finishing touches with these coordinating pieces: