[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid gap=”3″ item=”3536″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1462570041225-faa61c0e-32fb-5″ include=”11906,11905,11904″][vc_column_text]With so many ideas to consider for your open house, deciding on a graduation party theme can be overwhelming. Why not include the graduate’s future college colors and themes in the décor? This theme is simple, yet spirited. Not only will it create a fun background for this celebration, but it is sure to amp up school pride! Bring out the pom poms because it’s time to celebrate. You’ve got a graduation party to plan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Graduation Party Planning Tip #1: Get into the Spirit

[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid gap=”3″ item=”3536″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1462570041231-db706591-a26f-0″ include=”11883,11884,11885″][vc_column_text]Set the party up for success starting with the graduation party invitations. Consider creating a sport game ticket invitation. Remind the guests to wear the appropriate school colors to cheer on their favorite graduate! Tip: Add a note on the invitations about what gifts would be “appreciated, but not necessary.” Dorm necessities, money for textbooks or collegiate gear are all great options. We’re also in love with “College Dorm Room Readiness Kits” that are easy, useful and fun for any graduate and can incorporate the theme.

Deck out the party space with the college’s colors. Streamers and dinnerware are simple ways to add color. Amp up the décor with college-colored candies in a clear glass jar, flower centerpieces and school pennants or pom poms.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Graduation Party Planning Tip #2: Food for Thought

When planning the menu, consider the school’s location. What local foods can you incorporate into the party? Perhaps this university city is famous for pizza or has a flare for great Mexican food! Round out the menu with other known crowd favorites and the graduate’s favorite snacks.

Don’t have time to research all that detail? For an easier graduation party menu, consider providing basic tailgate favorites like hot dogs, burgers and baked beans. Add some all-ages fun with a root beer keg. Don’t forget the red Solo cups! Add some spirit to dessert with a themed cake. Instead of the usual graduation party cake, have the baker create a cake in the shape of the mascot. Set up a cookie bar complete with theme-shaped cookies and colored icing.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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Graduation Party Planning Tip #3: Tradition Never Fails

This theme leaves plenty of room for open house traditions. An “Advice/Wishes for the Graduate” jar and graduate showcase add the perfect sentimental touches to this party. If you have more than one graduate going to the same university, consider having a group party where parents and friends can split the cost of the event.

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For more graduation party ideas, take a look at our Graduation Party Inspirations board on Pinterest. Need help finding the perfect location or help planning your graduate’s party? Find the ideal event venue and planner on Snappening.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]