52 Girly College Graduation party ideas!

Here are some ideas to create a girly College Graduation party, on a budget! Unique graduation ideas you will love!

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1. Craft beautiful Graduation Party invitations – with little pearlescent wax seal stickers to decorate the envelopes. You could even incorporate a sprinkling of confetti or glitter inside the envelope as a little extra surprise!

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2. A girly sash to wear – you could fashion them or order them for all of your guests or friends!

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3. A Boho theme Grad party! Create a backdrop of festivity with tassel decorations, pom poms and cute paper lanterns everywhere.

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4. Flower crowns for your guests – a fun alternative to the traditional party hat!

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5. Make fun ice cubes – with fruit slices and edible glitter frozen inside, such a cool college graduation party idea!

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6. Fill champagne glasses with pick and mix sweets – this is perfect for a high school graduation party or a party you want to keep alcohol free! It’s such a fun idea for every arrangement.

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7. A special guest book – where everyone can write special messages and share memories.

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8. Use big year balloons – to spell out the year that you graduated; these would make for a gorgeous photo backdrop too!

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9. Arrange cupcakes to spell out your graduation year – to create a gorgeous table arrangement that can be seen from miles around.

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10. Make snacks that look like diplomas – perfect for graduates in the US! Just buy in those little rolled up wafer biscuits and tie little black ribbons around them to make them look just like diplomas!

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11. Use balloons to display pictures – attach them to the end of helium balloon strings, they make amazing party room decorations and are a way of sharing special memories too!

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12. DIY Gift Bags for Guests – filled with inspirational quotes for the future, pick and mix cones and a mini photo album filled with pictures and memories, everything to remember the best college Graduation party ever!

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13. Use Graduation Themed Napkins – simply roll them up and tie with a black ribbon to make them look like diplomas; you can also get cool personalised napkins that spell out your class year, or even a funny quote!

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14. Decorate Balloons with Graduate Caps – to adhere to the theme perfectly and as a cool, quirky twist!

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15. Make a Polaroid Photo Booth – an amazing place for your guests to take photos; you could adorn it with pretty balloons, streamers and flowers!

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16. Set up a Doughnut Table – a pretty arrangement of doughnuts will never go unnoticed, doughnuts always steal the show!

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17. Use Pallet Boards as a Photo Wall – this is a really creative and brilliant DIY party idea! This idea works by glueing pallet board, wooden planks or crates together and then decorating them with pretty bunting, streamers or balloons!

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18. Create a Memory Filled Backdrop – create a background or backdrop filled with photos and memories from your time at university or college!

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19. Create a Graduation Instagram Hashtag – so you can see all the photos from the event all together!

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20. Create a Wisdom Jar or Board – for your guests to add to, to write down their best quotes and advice.

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21. String fairy lights between the trees – for a magical effect and cool party atmosphere.

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22. Frame Graduation inspired quotes

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23. Create a chalk board photo background – with some framed black paper or card and some bright coloured chalks or markers.

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24. Display a Graduation Memory Board – filled with all the funniest quotes and memories, plus tons of photos and funny notes, and even sketches to illustrate your time at college or uni and remember everything!

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25. Make Graduation Cap Cupcakes – create adorable little graduation hats out of icing and place them on top of your cupcakes, so cute!

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26. Hang up some Graduation Banners – to create an eye catching room centerpiece.

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27. Display Cute Paper Graduation Straws – with mini Graduation caps on them.

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28. Hold a treasure hunt – this is such a fun party game, you could make it super elaborate and hide little clues everywhere, with memories attached to them.

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29. Get the water pistols and water slides out – if it’s a hot day! You could even ask ahead and ask everyone to bring any water toys that they own, to create your own water park!

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30. Use Large Balloons as Photo Props – large balloons always steal the show and make the party feel super luxe and expensive on a smaller budget!

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31. Display Party Entrance Signs – to let your guests know where to go and where the party is! You could make them super pretty and girly, decorated with balloons and pretty streamers.

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32. Use funny pictures for an easy centrepiece – they are bound to get everyone talking!

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33. Make a photo backdrop with curtains

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34. Make a huge cut out year number backdrop and decorate with paper flowers – for the prettiest photos ever!

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35. Everyone to dress as their future selves – this is such a cool dress code that can be interpreted super creatively – or everyone could dress as their younger selves! Having a really fun dress code like this means that the event will never get forgotten!

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36. A funny mini awards ceremony – could include ‘best at all nighters’, ‘least likely to get in to a fight’ or ‘best Christmas jumper wearer’

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37. Make some fake snow – set up some fake snow as it’s always so much fun! Even on warmer days, it’s so much fun making snow angels and throwing snow balls. Just be sure that you will be able to clean it up after!

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38. Plant a bee friendly flower garden – sow some seeds together, this is such a wonderful gesture and means you will have a flower garden, no matter how big or how small, to remember the occasion and all your guests and friends in the years to come.

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39. Gift everyone bee friendly flower seeds in their gift bags – another amazing idea to help give bees a hand!

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40. Give everyone a tshirt with a letter to wear – then everyone arranges themselves in a special way to create a particular message – this is a really cute and affordable way to create some incredible Graduation photos and snaps!

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41. Temporary tattoos – a box of temporary tattoos is so much fun! You can have hours of fun with these, especially as they come off easily with a good makeup remover – or rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, or even baby oil or olive oil! All the funny moments without needing to worry about an interview the next day.

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42. Cute keyring favours – a lovely memento of the occasion, so they will always be able to look back and remember the event.

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43. Ceiling projections – set up some cool and amazing, glittering ceiling projections to make your ceiling look dazzling. It will look gorgeous alongside the balloons!

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44. Cupcakes with fun edibles baked inside! These could be fun resolutions, challenges, inspiring quotes or pieces of advice, written down on edible paper. Each guest can then eat them as a means of affirming their commitment to them! Just make sure there is nothing chokeable within them and that none of your guests have allergies.

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45. Dress up your pets – to involve them in the fun! You could even dress them up in a graduation costume for pets, with a little hat and gown. A really fun idea is to ask your guests to bring their own pups with them too – a puppy party where all your furry friends are dressed up!

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46. Make some Diploma napkins – this is such an easy and cheap Graduation party idea! Just grab some plain white napkins, roll them up and tie them with black ribbon bows.

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47. A campfire arrangement – to sit around together and share stories.

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48. Get out the sparklers – not just for Bonfire Night, New Years or 4th July, sparklers are so much fun, especially when it comes to photos as you can write a message in the air and have it captured!

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49. Pick and Mix stalls – you could assort and choose them by colour, to match your school colours. This is such a fun idea as everyone is sure to have a favourite. 

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50. Host a food fight – an ‘out there’ idea for a Graduation party that ensures your college experience will go out with a bang! Just be sure to use food that is out of date and unwanted, safe if accidentally consumed and that none of your guests have allergies to any of the items.

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51. Mix smaller balloons with larger balloons – to create a gorgeous colourful ‘balloon waterfall’ or a balloon arch to frame your party decorations or photo setup!

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52. A cereal stall or party setup – where guests can make their own custom bowl of cereal! This is such an easy and budget friendly party setup idea that everyone will love, it will take everyone back to childhood.

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I hope you liked these ideas, do let me know your favourites, plus your links so I can visit you back! Also check out these college party ideas, girls night ideas, find your new favourite college planner here, plus all the dorm and college hacks you ever wanted. Thanks so much for reading! ♡

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2 Comments

  1. blank February 19, 2021 / 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, these suggestions are fantastic! You are always so creative with your ideas.

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      Elizabeth
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      February 28, 2021 / 2:51 am

      Awww thanks a ton Shannon!! Sorry I am late to reply ♡

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