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10 DIY Grad Party Decorations That Are in a Class of Their Own

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May 10, 2016 · 3.1k Views

Graduation is a kind of a big deal. Students of all ages have been working toward this day for years! One of the most memorable experiences is celebrating this special occasion. It’s a time to pop open the bubbly, hold back your tears, and reminisce on all of the accomplishments that brought you or your graduate to this moment.

A successful graduation party relies on a few key things: friends, family, fun, and decorations.

Decor is essential in conveying the theme of the party and directing everyone’s attention to the most important person in the room. A graduation party CAN be affordable, believe it or not, and a simple way to do this is to make your own party decorations! Here are some creative ideas to get you started.

1. These adorable candy-filled champagne glasses complete with mini grad caps:

Get the tutorial at Mod Paperie.

2. This clever 'Words of Wisdom' mason jar that guests can fill up with personal notes of encourgement:

Source: Pinterest

3. These easy to make tassel garlands:


Find out how to make them at Inspired By Charm.

4. Add some nostalgia with cherished photos hanging from balloons:

Source: The Wedding Chicks

5. Collect all of the great photos taken at your party with an Instagram Hash Tag Printable:

Get the free printable at: The Thinking Closet

6. Set the scene for gorgeous photos of a fantastic party with this DIY photo booth tutorial. Includes instructions on creating your own props, too!


Get the tutorial at: A Pop Of Pretty

7. Keep it classy with these gorgeous centerpieces featuring your grad’s school colors and graduation year:

Source: Etsy

8. These delicious personalized pretzel pops for everyone to munch on while they celebrate:

Get the recipe at: Hungry Happenings

9. This super easy handmade banner to set the theme of the party: 

Learn how to make this at Sand And Sisal.

10. Wooden sign décor so that your guests know where to go when they arrive:

See more at Better Homes and Gardens


Most of these decorations can be completed in just a couple of hours. Now that you've got some solid graduation party ideas, it's time to plan your party!

Congrats to all of the 2016 graduates from the DealsPlus team!


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I'm Florida native who relocated to California in 2014. When I am not exploring the beautiful scenery of the West Coast, I enjoy seeing live music of all types, doing acrobatic yoga, and helping others save money!

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