A Graduation
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2020 Graduation at Home Ideas

All those late night study sessions, projects, exams, sports, and everything else your grad accomplished deserve to be recognized. Throw a special party for high school or college graduation to commend your student's hard work and to look ahead to future successes. Read below for some creative party suggestions to help create a day filled with memories.

Graduation Party Ideas

Some schools may still not be having in-person ceremonies. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the pomp and circumstance. There are plenty of ways to make an at-home ceremony outstanding. Or, if your school does have an in-person ceremony, you can still use these ideas to keep the celebration going afterward:

Create a Congrats Video
Making a montage of friends and family saying congratulations and wishing good luck is easy. Just ask everyone to film a short video on their phone and send it along.

Roll with a Drive-By Parade
Get everyone to gather at a nearby parking lot then drive past the graduate’s house. Encourage people to decorate their cars and honk so the whole neighborhood knows how proud you are of your grad. And give out party favors so everyone can enjoy the celebration.

Give a Toast
Students of every age have had to adjust to a challenging year. Let them know their hard work didn’t go unnoticed by giving a special toast in their honor.


Party Foods

No party is complete without a cake. Order ahead and our expert Bakers will create you a custom cake in school colors — or any color you like — and with a congratulatory message of your choice.

Make a full spread of their favorite meal and desserts! They will appreciate the thoughtfulness and be super excited to dig in!

Along with your graduate's favorite foods, try these easy-to-make recipes to top off the party menu!

Diploma Turkey Rolls

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Chocolate Graduation Caps

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School Color Dessert

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Graduation Sorbet Punch

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Party Décor

With more time on your hands, you can get extra creative!

  • Photo Backdrop: Load a wall with streamers, banners, balloons, and whatever is festive to create a backdrop for pictures! Send pictures of your grad to those that can’t attend.
  • Don’t stop at a backdrop! Fill your entire house – or area of the party – with school spirit by adding streamers, balloons, and signs!
  • Picture board: Capture your grad from the very beginning with a board full of their school pictures!

Celebrate with a Card

Gift Cards

Graduation Gifts

For some awesome homemade gifts, go through old pictures, school t-shirts, and other sentimental items and make things like:

  • Memory Box: Put together a memory box of special items like medals, ribbons, certificates, etc. that functions as a gift and decorative item at the party. They will be able to take this box and continue to add to it throughout the years.
  • Written Letters: Ask family and friends to send letters of advice for either going to college or entering the workforce. Congratulatory letters from those who can’t attend the party are especially good, too. They allow more loved ones to take part, and the graduate gets more of the praise they deserve. It is a sentimental piece that can travel with them on their next journey.
  • T-Shirt Blanket: It is super easy to accumulate hundreds of school t-shirts. It’s also super hard to part with all of them. Piece old t-shirts together to make a blanket so you don’t have to part with them just yet.
  • eGift Cards: Give your graduate eGift cards, so they can shop online for necessary items now or when they’re moving into a dorm or apartment. Buy gift cards now!

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