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Easy Graduation Party Photo Display Ideas That Will Impress Your Guests

Impress your guests with these easy graduation party photo display ideas! One of my favorite parts of a graduation party (other than the food) is checking out the photo display.

It’s fun to see all the activities they enjoyed while in school. Most of the parties I go to also feature pictures of the graduate throughout the years…I love seeing how much they’ve grown and changed!

So gather together your favorite pictures, take a stroll down memory lane, and get ready to make (or order) fabulous graduation party photo displays.

Photo Numbers or Letters

2021 Grad Party photo displays - Looking for clever ways to display pictures at a grad party? Check out these easy but impressive ideas!


Share your grad’s favorite memories – and call attention to his/her grad year – by displaying photos in the shape of numbers.

These sturdy photo numbers from Shindigz are available in 2 sizes.

The larger size looks fabulous displayed on a fence or a large wall.

Photo Letters are great way to show off your favorite pictures at a college or high school grad party!  They're a fun accent to the senior memory table, and you can put them in your dorm room after the party as a fun reminder of friends from home.


The smaller numbers or letters can be placed directly on the memory table, or can hang just over the table.

I love how they used the grad’s initial on the memory table pictured above. It’s so much easier – and eye-catching – than a trifold board.

If you use the photo letters, the grad can then use it as a decoration in their dorm room – it’s a great reminder of home and good times!

Order photo numbers and letters at Shindigz.

Grad Party Garage Door Banners

Graduation Party Garage Door Banner - Welcome guests to your high school or college grad party with a stunning photo banner on your garage or fence!


Let the whole neighborhood know that you’ve got a new graduate with an oversized garage door banner!

The striking banner pictured above comes in 8 colors and is a fabulous way to announce how proud you are of the graduate.

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K-12 Photo Yard Signs

Graduation Party Photo Display Ideas - welcome your party guests in style with these colorful K-12 photo yard signs!

You bought all those school photos for a reason…put them to good use by displaying all of them in full living color at the party! Yard sign set also includes 2 “Congratulations” signs that can be personalized with school colors and your own text.

What a fun way to start the party (and maybe embarrass your grad just a bit with those awkward middle school photos). Yard sign set available at Shindigz.

Unique Graduation Party Photo Display Props

Graduation photo display ideas - oversized (7.5 feet tall!) picture display is sure to the be hit of your party!

This oversized (7.5 feet tall!) photo display is sure to be the hit of your party! The 13 picture openings are just right for display photos from K-12 – or you can choose pictures that focus on high school.

You can customize the background colors to match your theme colors, as well as personalize the text beneath the pictures.

Makes a fabulous backdrop for pictures, so you probably want to put it where guests will have room to stand next to it for photos.  Check it out at Shindigz.

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Graduation Photo Banner Ideas

A photo banner is a wonderful way to display cute pictures of the graduate. Banners can go just about anywhere, but they really look amazing over the dessert or card table.

Grad party photo decorations: Adorable photo banner is an impressive way to showcase all those school pictures!


This adorable photo banner is an impressive way to showcase all those school pictures! The banner comes in your choice of picture sizes…just glue the school pictures onto each pennant for a sure-to-be-noticed display. Available in black or brown at Amazon.

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Class of 2019 Graduation Photo Banner - a great way to display all of your child's school pictures (K-12) at his or her high school graduation party! Striking banner would look great above the entry table or dessert table. Click to see more great photo display ideas for your son's or daughter's grad party. #FINDinista.com #gradparty #highschoolgradparty


If you don’t mind spending a bit more, check out this striking Class of 2020 banner on Etsy.

Perfect for your entry table or dessert table, you can add 4×6″ or 5×7″ school photos from K-12. If you click through, be sure to check out the pictures in the comments section – you’ll get some great decorating ideas!

Graduation Photo Banner - colorful photo banner is an easy yet impressive decoration for any grad party!

Want a show-stopping look for your party? Personalize this oversized banner with your child’s photos, name and high school. You can also change the background and accent colors to match your party colors.

For an outside party, consider hanging it on a fence, on the garage door, or from the front porch – it’s an impressive look that’s sure to be noticed! Order yours from Shindigz.

How fun is this graduation photo banner? Huge banner (you can get it up to 30 feet long) has plenty of room for you to add all your K-12 pictures.

Looks great on your garage door, house or fence. Available at Etsy.

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Graduation Big Head Cut-Outs

Fun big head cut-outs are sure to be the hit of your graduation - and the graduation party as well!

These fun cut-outs are sure to be the hit of the graduation – and the party. Take these 36″ tall face cut-outs to the graduation ceremony itself, then use them as party decorations as well.

Everyone at both occasions will have a blast taking pictures with the colorful cut-outs. It’s sure to be the best $20 you’ve spent on graduation party decorations! Find big head cut-outs at Shindigz.

Larger-Than-Life Photo Memory Board Standee


Prepare for Instagram fame – all of your party guests will want to get pictures next to this stunning photo board.

Ginormous picture display is the perfect way to greet visitors to your party. Colorful memory board stands over 7 feet tall and features 7 of your favorite pictures.

It also doubles as a grad party guest book, as it features a large area for autographs.

This would look fabulous at the entrance to your party or next to the card table. Available at Shindigz.

Inexpensive Grad Party Photo Display Poster

Grad Photo Display Ideas - Colorful poster looks marvelous at any grad party.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have an impressive graduation party photo display! This affordable poster starts at under $6, and is fully customized with your text, colors and pictures.

The poster is perfect for easily hanging over a table, or you could order a larger poster (under $20) to display by itself. You could also group multiple posters together – perfect if you’re having a combined party with another graduate! Get the details at Shindigz.

Tabletop Graduation Photo Display Board

These smaller displays are perfect for the entry/card table, or for a table just dedicated to memories. You can then add special trophies or meaningful objects such as caps, shirts, a musical instruments or other mementos that are important to the grad.

Tabletop Graduation Party Photo Display board - perfect for showing off your favorite pictures at a graduation party! Free-standing board looks great on a table with mementos from school days.

It’s easy to create a striking tabletop arrangement with this free-standing display board from Shindigz. You can personalize the text and colors, and even add more pictures if you’d like.

K-12 School Years Picture Frame


This striking oversized (11″ x 14″) personalized frame is an impressive addition to your senior’s memory table! Choose from loads of frame and mat colors, then add your child’s wallet sized pictures from grades k-11.

There’s a larger opening in the middle to show off the senior picture. It will look great on your wall after the grad party is over!

Grad Party Photo Yard Signs

Start the party in style by using yard signs to let everyone know how proud you are of your graduate!

Mark the way to your grad party with a festive graduation party photo yard sign!

Let everyone know the way to your party with this vibrant photo yard sign! Personalize the text and colors, add a favorite picture and you’ve created a fabulous party-starter in just moments. Order yours at Shindigz.

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Door Photo Banner

Graduation Party Front Door Banner - Welcome guests to your grad party in style with a personalized photo banner for the front door!

Welcome guests to your party by hanging a photo banner on the front door. Personalize this easy-to-hang banner from Shindigz with your child’s senior photo. Add your own message and color scheme to create an impressive entry-way decoration.

Personalized Graduation Card Box

Personalized Grad Party Card Box - You're going to need a card box at the party anyway. Make your card box extra-special with this photo card box.

You’re going to need a card box for the grad party. Make yours extra-memorable by adding your favorite pictures to this personalized graduation card box from Shindigz. At just around $10, it’s a clever way to upgrade one of your basic party supplies.

Dessert Table Photo Ideas

A dessert table is always a huge draw at any party – show off some of your favorite pictures by using one or two of these clever ideas!

Graduation Photo Cookies

Graduation Photo Cookies - Adorable (and delicious) photo cookies are a wonderful addition to your grad party dessert table. Choose from chocolate or white chocolate oreos, shortbread cookies, cake pops, or sugar cookies. An easy way to impress your guests at your graduation party! #FINDinista.com #graduationparty


Photo cookies make impressive dessert table treats or party favors! Zazzle is my top pick for photo cookies.

You can choose from Oreos (white or chocolate dipped), sugar cookies, cookie pops or shortbread. Add your favorite pictures and text to create a memorable (and delicious) treat for everyone at the party.

Graduation Cap Photo Cupcake Toppers

Graduation Cap Photo Cupcake Toppers - These fun cupcake toppers are sure to be the hit of your party! Click for ordering details. #FINDinista.com #graduationparty


These adorable cupcake toppers are sure to be the hit of your party! Just send a close-up picture and the seller will add the graduation cap.

You’ll get a digital file that you can print at home or at an office supply store.

You will need to cut the pictures out yourself, so order them early so that you can cut the pictures out while watching TV one evening.

If you’d prefer to get a pre-cut and assembled set of cupcake toppers, check out this Etsy listing.

DIY Graduation Party Photo Display Ideas

If you prefer to make your own homemade graduation photo displays, here are some clever (and pretty simple) options.

Staircase Display

DIY Graduation photo display ideas - This is a wonderful way to display pictures of the grad on a staircase!

This is a fabulous way to display photos if you have a staircase either near your entryway or in the party room! Just attach wide ribbons (I’d go with the school colors) and glue pictures of the grad to the ribbons.

Homemade Graduation Display Boards

Here are some clever ways to use a tri-fold board for a graduation party photo display board. These boards look fabulous on the card table, the dessert display, or even the drink station.

Homemade Graduation Display Board Ideas - A clever way to display pictures using a tri-fold board.

The parents obviously took some time to align the pictures in an orderly fashion. I love the way they divided the graduation party photo display board into different sections for friends, interests and school activities!

Homemade Graduation Photo Display Board - Love the way they've showcased the graduate at different ages!

I love the way they’ve displayed the grad at different ages in this board! It’s so much fun to stroll back through time and see how much he or she has changed over the years.

Easy Homemade Grad Photo Wreath

Easy Homemade Grad Photo Wreath - Stunning wreath would look just amazing on the door, or over the memory table!

This stunning homemade photo wreath would look just amazing on the front door or over the memory table. It’s an impressive decoration that takes just moments to make once you’ve gathered your pictures. Get the complete directions at DIY Beautify.

Free Grad Party Printables

Free Grad Party Printables - Download these cute signs to encourage your guests to post their pictures to Instagram.


A sure-fire way to get more pictures taken at your party is to encourage your guests to take pictures! Use these handy free printables to suggest a hashtag to make it easy to find all the snapshots on Instagram.

The signs are perfect for the entry table or near the photo props.

Just click on the image you want to download. A full size image will open in a new window – just right-click on the large image to print.
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Free Graduation Party Printables - Encourage your guest to share their favorite graduation party pictures! Just print this free sign and put it on your entry table or near the photo props. #graduationparty #graduationpartyideas #freeprintable

Graduation Party Planning Video

Need a little help planning your graduation party? Check out this quick video from Shindigz:


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