The time of year for the graduation ceremony and following celebration can be an inspiration for the party theme.
Graduation party themes can be planned around an idea or a concept associated with an exotic place or a time in history. The theme can also relate to the field of study of the graduate, their future career or their degree. For example, an architecture graduate might enjoy a “skyscraper” party, or Frank Lloyd Wright décor, with an “Arts and Crafts” style cake.
Some popular graduation party themes can include:
- Hawaiian luau themes. Guests can dress up in leis, grassy skirts and sandals. Tropical flowers – real or silk - and exotic island-flavored foods will relay the theme. Decorations can reflect Hawaiian culture, with tiki torches and floral patterned table covers.
- Pool parties. Fill the pool with swim toys, blast the music and serve lots of snack foods.
- Dance parties. Excellent themes for graduation parties include Swinging ‘40s, the Rockin’ ‘50s, Blues Brothers or a retro ‘80s party.
-Dance parties are complete with DJs and music with rappers and break dancing. Dance lessons or demonstrations can make the party come to life. Food from the era is especially appropriate.
Planning a graduation party doesn’t take a long time, but do ensure that all of the details are intact can make the party memorable and eventful. Here are a few graduation party planning tips for your “to-do” list:
- Give yourself ample planning time. Make a timeline for tasks. Certain elements of the theme may take a while to locate so be sure to allow time to get everything you’ll need. Make sure there are enough leis for the guests and place the order for the pineapple shrimp in enough time.