An at home graduation party doesn’t have to be a boring graduation party. As a matter of fact, having your graduation party at home will be EVEN MORE FUN! (I’m not kidding). In this post, I have put together some of the best at home graduation party ideas that you can use for your party.
Whether you are looking for graduation party ideas in the backyard, graduation party ideas while social distancing or just some fun ideas to celebrate with your closest family in the living room, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!
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At Home Graduation Party Ideas
Have your graduation party in the backyard
Having a backyard graduation party in the backyard is almost the new norm nowadays. If you have space, set up some tables and chairs for guests, along with some activity stations to keep everyone entertained.
If the weather is nice, throwing a grad party in your backyard will keep the inside clean up to a minimum. The guests can hang out outside and come inside to get food and drinks when needed!
If you are looking for some backyard graduation party ideas that will make your nothing less than spectacular, check out these amazing outdoor graduation party ideas!
Opt For a Smaller Graduation Party
Keeping your graduation small and more intimate is perfect for a graduation party at home.
First off, the clean up will be super easier, and second, what’s better than being surrounded by your closest family friends to celebrate this amazing milestone in your life?!
Serve individualized and/or pre wrapped food
Serving individualized or pre-wrapped food will allow things to stay sanitary and promote less food waste at your graduation party.
If you are looking for some food ideas, check out these 30+ Easy Graduation Party Food Ideas. At the end of the post, you’ll find a few individualized food ideas and you can change pretty much all of the other food ideas into individualized servings for your guests!
Use Printable Games
Printable games are a great way to keep your guests entertained at your at home graduation party! And if you are having a socially distanced graduation party, this is a great way to incorporate games without having to physically interact with one another!
I created 3 free graduation party game printables that will be sent straight to your inbox.
Only use plastic utensils
If you want to avoid giving out your nice eating utensils, having plastic eating utensils is the way to go! (Plus it’s another thing that will simplify your clean-up after!)
Have a drive-by party
Hosting a drive-by graduation party is one of the most fun graduation party ideas while social distancing!
Arrange a time and place for all of the participants to meet near the grad’s home. As guests drive by, they can drop off gifts, cards, etc for the graduate! Be sure to tell your guests to decorate their cars or signs to make the drive by graduation party extra special!
Make a photo booth station
It’s so important that you capture the best moments at your graduation party, and by setting up a photo booth station, you can do just that!
I love photo booth stations because they add a little bit of extra flair to plain photos! Here’s what you’ll need to set one up at home!
Words of wisdom jar
It’s no secret that graduating high school or college can be a scary change. Graduates will need all the advice they can get. That’s what makes having a words of wisdom jar at your grad party so amazing!
Place a jar near the entrance of your party with words of wisdom cards for your guests to fill out for the graduate. The grad can read the cards after the party, and will always be able to refer back to them when they need to!
Candy bars/tables are always a hit at any party, and a graduation party is no different. Grab some of your favorite candies, cute jars, bowls, and some goody bags for your guests to fill up to eat at the party and to take home with them! If you want to set up your own candy bar at home, here’s what you’ll need:
Glass/Acrylic Jars: Dollar Tree has a great selection of glass jars that would work perfectly for your candy bar.
PRO TIP: Try using various heights and sizes to give it a “store like” vibe.
Candy: I recommend using pre wrapped candy! You can just dump it in the jars and go!
Scoops: These scoops are perfect for scooping out candy so your guests won’t have to use their hands!
Decorations: If you really want your candy bar to pop at your grad party, have fun with the decorations!
Order food from a caterer
Catering in food for your graduation party is a time saver, a clean up saver, and everything between! If you want to throw an effortless graduation party and minimize your stress on the big day, your future self will love you for this one.
Decorate your front yard
Cute yard decorations ARE IT for an at home graduation party! You can go all out, or keep things simple with a sign and a few balloons. The choice is up to you! Whichever way you do it, there’s no doubt that the graduate will LOVE it, and they will never forget the moment.
Well, there you have it! 10+ at home graduation party ideas that will be sure to spice up your party! Looking for more graduation party ideas? Be sure to check out these posts: