Graduation Party Ideas 2023: Insanely Cute Grad Party Decorations [EASY]

Looking for easy graduation party decorations that still look fabulous? Impress your guests with these oh-so-cute (but oh-so-easy) decorating ideas for a college or high school grad party!

Photo Numbers or Letters

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Looking for an easy way to make a big impression at your grad party?  Wow your guests with these oversized photo numbers!

It’s so easy to make these online at Shindigz (assuming you have your favorite pictures online!)  Just upload your photos and drag and drop them in place.  You can choose the background color to match your party colors.

The perfect way to show off all your favorite pictures!

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Class of 2022 Entryway Banner – Choice of Colors

Welcome guests to your party – and let them know they’ve got the right house – with this festive Class of 2023 double banner!  

Double banner from Amazon comes fully assembled and ready to hang.  Such an easy and impressive way to decorate the front of your house.  

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College Decorations (for a High School Grad Party)

Everyone at the party is sure to want to know what the grad’s plans are!  If you’re celebrating a high school graduation, be sure to add decorations from the college they’ll be attending.

How fun are these “next stop” balloons from Etsy?  They’re the perfect way to add color to your party – and share your excitement about the next chapter of life!

Mason Jar Centerpieces (Free Printable) – 2021 Now Available!

Mason jars are all the rage right now, so I created these cute graduation tags that are so festive and easy!  Just print the tags at home (you can use white card stock), punch a hole and tie them to the mason jar with twine or a ribbon.

Click here to download the 2021 graduation tags.

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Class of 2021 Temporary Tattoos

Your party guests will love decorating themselves with these festive metallic tattoos from Amazon!

They’re a fantastic inexpensive addition to your party, perfect for selfies, a pinata stuffer, or a party favor bag.

Personalized Graduation Cake Topper

Personalized graduation cake topper is sure to be a show-stealer at any grad party!

What’s a grad party without cake?  Stunning personalized cake topper (available in your choice of colors at Etsy) is the perfect crowning touch to any round cake.

A tall cake topper adds visual height to your dessert table and ensures that your cake is the highlight of the night!

DIY Graduation Memory Wreath

Graduation Memory Wreath

A photo memory wreath is a fabulous decoration for your front door, or over the senior memory table.  This one’s so easy to make!

Grab a pool noodle and some of your favorite pictures, and you can create a gorgeous photo wreath for your grad party in a flash!   See the complete directions at DIY Beautify.

Grad Party Welcome Sign

Welcome your guests in style with a personalized sign!  Etsy has loads of grad party welcome signs that are perfect for both guys and gals.

You can even add a picture to some of the signs for a super-impressive look.  

Graduation Big Head Fan Faces

Graduation Party Decoration Ideas - Your guests will have a ball taking pictures with these fun graduation big head cutouts!

Every grad party needs some fabulous photo props for their guests to take pictures with!  Your guests will love taking their picture with these fun 36″ big head cutouts from Shindigz.

I love the ones with the graduation cap, but another great idea is to use pictures from several ages.  How fun to take pictures with the graduate as a baby, toddler, or an awkward middle-schooler.

Bonus – you can hold these up at graduation to delight (embarrass?) your grad!

Oversized Graduation Party Background

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A photo booth is both a fun activity that your guests will enjoy, and the props and background make wonderful decorations.  

The personalized chalkboard-style backdrop from Shindigz is stylish, easy to set up and sure to be noticed!

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Create Your Own Snapchat Filter

Graduation Snapchat Filter

Most high schoolers today are obsessed with sharing pictures on Snapchat, so why not create your own Snapchat filter just for your grad party?

Etsy has loads of grad party Snapchat geofilters, so you don’t even have to worry about coming up with your own design.

Snapchat will need to approve your filter (and it will cost about $5).  Get the scoop here

Graduation Party Yard Sign

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Let everyone know how proud you are of your grad with a festive yard sign.  It’s also a great way to let your guests know that they’ve found the right house!

In my area, it’s very common to put signs like these up for several weeks around graduation time.  

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Graduation Photo Collage Canvas

Photo Collage is a wonderful way to display high school or college memories at a grad party!

I love using party decorations that you can always enjoy after the party is over.  Striking senior picture photo collage from Etsy is a fabulous addition to your grad party memory table!

After the party is finished, you can enjoy displaying this in your house – a wonderful reminder of high school fun.

Personalized Milestones Poster

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Your graduate has accomplished so much over the years!  This personalized milestone poster is a stylish but colorful way to share those accomplishments with everyone.

Perfect for the memory display table!  

Fun Guest Book Idea


No boring guest book here!  Invite guests to sign a Jenga block (or write a memory).  The grad can then take the blocks to college and have fun playing the game with new friends – and be reminded of friends from home as well.

Get the directions – and a free printable – at Must Have Mom.

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