With Grad Season upon us, I have a couple of graduation party ideas I would like to share.
Due to COVID reasons, my daughter was not allowed a prom or a normal graduation ceremony. Her high school did do a drive-by graduation ceremony. Which was cute, but not the same as what it should have been.
So in typical me fashion… I made sure to make her graduation as special as I possibly could for her! If I have learned anything over the last 3 years, it’s how to roll with the punches.
Graduation Ideas Leading Up To The Big Day
Graduating is a huge accomplishment, so I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just the day of her graduation we were celebrating. I wanted to celebrate the little things too.
On her last day of classes, I had a huge balloon bouquet sent to the house for her. We were still doing online classes so this was easy. I’m personally obsessed with balloons and buy them every chance I get.
Then on the day of her last exam, I had a beautiful bouquet (in her school colours) sent to the house. I made sure to include a small card. It expressed how proud I was of all of her accomplishments.
Graduation Decorations For The Day Of The Ceremony
For the day of her graduation drive-by ceremony, I decorated our kitchen with cute graduation decor that I purchased from Party City. I also purchased a cute graduation teddy bear, a custom graduation mask, a dozen red roses, and a small grad gift. I made sure to have her favourite breakfast items on hand like croissants, a fruit tray, and her favourite waters.
Here’s a list of items I purchased:
- Center Piece
- Burst Center Piece
- Confetti Pack
- Table Cloth
- Teddy Bear
- Balloons (I have a helium tank at home because I’m slightly obsessed with balloons)
After The Ceremony Graduation Ideas:
Once the drive-by ceremony was complete, we went over to her grandparents for brunch and to take a million pictures. I had purchased another set of cupcakes from a local company that decorates them to look like a bouquet, which was stunning.
- Celebrate all the milestones leading to the big day
- Be corny and decorate. It doesn’t have to be perfect or glamorous.
- Small details are important! One of my daughter’s favourite memories of her ceremony was that I remembered her favourite water and ensured she was stocked up with it for the whole day.
- Customize the event to your Child’s style/personality and not what’s “trending” (unless of course, that is your Child’s style).
If you have any graduation party ideas, I would love to hear about what you did in the comment section!