Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

Graduation Party Decorations

Graduation Party Decorations

Graduation is always a momentous occasion and graduation parties are a must. The key is planning your graduation party to make the graduate the center of attention. After choosing the theme, venue, and food, its time for decorations. If you give a little thought to the decorations for graduation party, you can make the venue come alive.

  • Graduation being a theme in itself, graduation caps and diplomas can be incorporated into all of your decorations.
  • You can celebrate your graduate's accomplishments as part of your decorations with photos, newspaper clips, and trophies set around the party in a beautiful way.
Here are a few suggestions on how to decorate the graduation party.
  • The budget, the party location, the theme (if any)
  • The degree of the decoration (either making big impact or something subdued), giving party a personal touch or keeping it formal
  • Deciding on reliable suppliers and finally, making a decoration list is a must.

Decorations Color:

You could base your decorating around the school colors. Most color schemes are built around one or two main colors. You can add a little splashes of black, white, silver or gold that will definitely not detract from your main color choice infact it will give it a more dramatic effect.

Graduation Banner:

A graduation banner outside your home or the main entrance of the venue is one of the must have graduation party decorations. It's a great way to welcome your guests and proudly announce the graduation to your neighbors and visitors.

Table decorations:

Decorate the table with a nice crisp white tablecloth that looks great with a scattering of metallic confetti over it and maybe even a metallic fringe skirt.

  • For a kindergarten graduation using seamless paper for a table cover is an excellent idea.
  • Simply add a jar of pens to the center of the table and guests can doodle till their hearts content.


For a centerpiece you can use graduation centerpieces to highlight the occasion. They would look even better with a few sprinkles of sparkling confetti scattered across the table!

Some other decoration tips

  • Great way of getting your guests in the party mood is to give them some jazzy looking graduation year glasses. They also look fabulous in photos.
  • Glow bracelets are quite a hit with kids. They interconnect and it's amazing to watch what the kids can come up with them.
  • Balloons and streamers are great way to say "The Party is Here" like no other graduation party decorations can and there is so much you can do with them.

Heres a tip- Tie 2 or 3 balloons in contrasting colors with the graduate's photos together with some metallic curling ribbon and attach them to various places around your home or venue.
  • Another graduation party decorations idea is to buy letter balloons - these are white balloons with individual bold black letters on them. Intersperse them with other colors to create a dazzling message.
  • Create some excitement with a balloon tube-shower your guests with balloons by pulling on the attached cord to release the balloons. The plastic tube holds up to 300 9” balloons.
  • Make your yearbook the a la carte for your graduation party.
  • Hang 'diplomas' from the ceiling.
  • Create cool personalized banners having graduation as a theme.
  • Fix cutouts of boys and girls in their graduation regalia.
  • Decorate for your graduation party with our colorful 24" metallic swirls, a perfect addition to your graduation party decorations.
  • There are lovely graduation cap lights and graduation tinsel. Use these to decorate a tree in your garden or even a large plant inside.

Unique Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

  • School Mascot Decor
  • Graduation Year Balloons
  • Diploma Note Jar
  • Graduation Cap Treats
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Black and White Table Decor
  • Graduation Cupcake Tower
  • Easy Grad Inspired Desserts
  • Sport themed Party
  • Ice Cream Tasting Bar
  • Football Guest Book
  • BBQ Theme
  • Graduation Year Centerpiece