30 Top of the Class Graduation Ideas

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Do you have to host a graduation party this year for one of your kids? No matter the age or school level of achievement, graduation parties are a great way to gather up family and friends and have a good time. Some of these “top of the class” fun ideas would also make great summer activities for your family to do together.

Here are 30 creative and fun graduation party, gift and decoration ideas to help you plan your party. I’ve included gift ideas so even if you aren’t hosting, there are project which you can make and bring to the party with a little graduation cash. I hope you find inspiration in all of these ideas.

Where did I get these projects from, you ask? These are all from Crystal & Co., readers and from their lovely submissions to our weekly blog linky party on Wednesday’s. I love the ideas that you guys share- keep them coming and watch for more in the future!


Food for the Graduation Party

Luscious and Creamy Flourless Graduation Cap Cake by Hungry Happenings
Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes by Musing from a SAHM
Picnic Food ideas by SusieQTpies Cafe
Chicken Artichoke Pasta by Carissa Miss
10 Chocolate Dessert Recipes by Crystal & Co
Sugar Cookies by Love, Pasta, and a Tool Belt
Crockpot Pulled Pork Taquitos by This Silly Girls Life
Personalized Pretzel Pops by Hungry Happenings
Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake by Saving 4 Six
6 Salad Ideas by SusieQTpies Cafe
Healthy Avocado Pear Dip by Saturday Evening Pot
Mexican Casserole by Southern Mom Cooks
Southwestern Bruschetta by Frugal Follies
Candy Filled Chocolate Graduation Cap Cookies by Hungry Happenings

Party Decoration Ideas

Dye Flowers to Match School Colors by GIft of Curiosity
How to make a boutonniere by Bowdabra
Tissue Paper Flowers by The Newlywed Pilgrimage
Create Your Own Floral Centerpiece by Growing in Grace
How to make a wrist corsage by Bowdabra
Painted Mason Jar Vases by The Newlywed Pilgrimage
Book Page Banner by The Thinking Closet

Graduation Gift Ideas

Chocolate Graduation Cap Gift Boxes by Hungry Happenings
Decorated Gift Box by Create with Joy
Create a Custom sign by Signs by Andrea
Leather Choker Pendant by Jewelry Making Journal
Orange You Glad its Summer Gift Bags by Making Memories
Create a Scrapbook by A Bright and Beautiful Life
Etched Shot Glasses by Sophisticated Yellow
Adjustable Class Ring by Jewelry Making Journal
Candy Bouquet by Kims Kandy Kreations

Giveaways for the Graduate

iPad/Surface Giveaway
$100 Gift Card

More Reader Inspired Ideas

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Summer Activities for Kids

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63 Reuse, Recycle and Upcycle ideas for kids this Summer
28 Fun and Fabulous Kid Activities

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