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Graduating soon (or have a soon-to-be-graduate in your household)? Congratulations! Nothing makes graduation taste sweeter than a stellar graduation celebration to kick off the new graduate life.

But it takes some planning to make such a great occasion possible. From the food to the decorations, the customization and decoration options are endless. Read this post for some great ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to pull off :).

Personalized Confetti
Confetti always adds a nice touch to any celebration, but personalized confetti takes things to a whole new level. Take the first step and order designs customized with your graduate’s name, graduating class year, and school colors.

Or, plunge in head first and order personalized photo confetti. What better way to celebrate the graduate than to scatter his or her cute childhood photos around the centerpieces?

DIY Confetti Balloons
While we’re on the confetti theme, consider making your own confetti balloons. They add just enough “pop” to transform a classic favorite into a stellar display. And they’re so easy to make! All you need is balloons, confetti, and a funnel --- and viola! You have yourself a bedazzled balloon display.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For….
Ice cream! Because graduation celebrations generally occur in the spring and summer months, a nice cool ice cream treat is a perfect choice for grad party refreshments. A customized ice cream bar can be elegant and delightfully tasty at the same time. A variety of cones and patterned cups surrounded with an assortment of fun toppings allows you to use your refreshments as a decoration piece as well.

Slushie bar
Who doesn’t love a cool and refreshing slushie? Guests will love the cool treat that you can easily color coordinate for your party’s color scheme. Take things a step further and actually rent a slushie machine so guests can help themselves to the sweet retreat!

Last Hurrah
This is a bit of curveball in the world of graduation parties, but it’s well worth a mention. The “Last Hurrah” party can include so many activities, but one option is hosting the water battle of the year. Start by inviting guests to bring their own water guns, buckets, water balloons, and other soaking toys --- and to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting soaked in. Then host your event at a nice outdoor location. Feed guests and mingle, and then transition into a good-natured water fight. Your guests will never forget your celebration and it promises fun for all ages.

Memory Jar
This idea’s a bit less daring, but just as fun. Ask your guests to take the sweet trip down memory lane by writing down the wonderful moments you’ve experienced together. Once guests have gone, you’ll be able to relish in all the wonderful memories you’ve made with friends and family. You can make your jar from just about anything --- all you need is a clear jar and some decorative paper for labeling and/or instructions!

Fun Favors
And last but not least, the favors! There are so many fun ways to jazz up your event with cute and festive favors. Our favorites are mini graduation cap pops and the grad gumballs. The grad cap pops require only a few ingredients and can be assembled easily.

Graduation gumballs can be color-coordinated to your heart’s desire, and they require minimal grunt work. I mean, who doesn’t love a good gumball?

Get Class of 2016 Graduation Invitations
Graduating soon and need invitations for your Class of 2016 celebration? It’s not too late! Invitations4Less has lightning fast service and quick delivery --- along with an extensive collection of discount graduation invitations that you can customize to fit your graduate’s unique style. Browse our huge collection to find the perfect graduation invitation for your celebration. If you’d like personal assistance finding just what you need, we’d love to help. Send us an email and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy!

By Abby Teunissen
Abby is passionate about embracing diversity, fostering learning, and supporting rural communities. She lives with her husband and daughter on a grain and cattle farm near a small town in Northwest Iowa. When she’s not whipping up blog posts or plugging away on other digital marketing projects, Abby enjoys spending quality time with her family, tending to her garden while soaking up all the Vitamin D she can get, helping her husband around the farm, and patiently awaiting her long overdue letter from Hogwarts.


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