Graduation Party Games

Graduation is a great accomplishment for the graduate and a moment of pride and delight for the parents. That’s why, as a tradition, a graduation party is thrown to honor the triumph of the achiever and a walk down his memory lane to cherish the moments of success and failures.

Playing some graduation party games is a awesome way to spend the time with friends and teachers and make the party a memorable event for everyone!!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Play graduation party game: pin the mustache on the teacher. Blow up a picture from the yearbook of one of the teachers; your teen will give you an idea of which one. Make mustaches out of cut out black construction paper. Place tape on the back of each mustache. Then the game proceeds just like pin the tail on the donkey.

  • Another teacher specific game: Place the name of a teacher on a sticky label. When a guest comes in, stick it on their back. They have to ask other guests yes or no questions about the teacher and guess, “who the teacher is” by the end of the night.

  • Water Balloon Game: Here’s something really cool! If the graduation party is outside when it’s warm or if it’s a beach party theme, a water balloon shootout might be a lot of fun. What you need is plastic funnel about the size of the water balloon you are going to use when filled and a rubber tubing – two pieces about 3 feet long is good. Make two holes at opposite side of the wide end of the funnel large enough to pass the tubing through. Make good strong knots. A homemade water balloon launcher is ready. Set up objects to hit over. Whoever knocks over the most wins. To make it more exciting for your graduate’s friends-photocopy some picture from their scrapbooks, stick them on the balloon and let them target their best picture!!

  • Another idea for graduation party game is a round of "Guess the Guest" from a board of pictures, it can be a lot of fun. A graduation party has people of all ages so find baby pictures, middle school pictures or funny pictures! The one, who guesses the most, wins. Afterwards, use the photos as nametags for everyone. People can get to know each other better and have a good laugh in the process.

  • "What happened on this date?": Go through your old school year calendars, and write down some of the special dates of which major events occurred. You may include the first day of summer vacation, the first day of school, final graduation results day, Homecoming, Freshman Orientation, and so on. Read only the dates--day, date, and year, and have your guest try to remember what happened that day. The guests might end up talking about some good or bad times while playing the game, its okay, that a part of the fun! 

  • Picture Perfect:Photocopy pictures out of your guests' yearbook, and glue them onto individual sheets of paper. Give each guest a picture, and have him or her write down a funny job title that that person might become. 

  • Have a sign in board: You can use a large scroll to keep the diploma theme or place pictures of as many of the classmates as you can find around the edges of a large poster board. Let everyone write some good funny stuff about each other, some unshared secrets or good luck messages. You can take the poster with you to your new college and post it on the walls of your hostel or wherever you stay. 

Last Updated: 3rd May, 2019