Ideas for a memorable college graduation party

Finishing college can only mean one thing: it’s time to celebrate! Thankfully, many of us don’t need much of an excuse to throw a party. So why not use your graduation as the place to start? Here are some ideas for a memorable college graduation party before you head into adulthood.

Major party

This can be a perfect way to show off what you have been studying for the last few years. Perhaps you’ve been studying towards your teaching degree? Shiny apples and chalkboards make great decorations. Maybe you’ve earned a major in literature? All of those classic books can come to life once again as the centerpieces for your party. It’s all about considering what aspects of your major stand out and showing them off to all of your guests.


Then and now party

The chances are, you’ve come a long way since you headed off to college all those years ago. A college graduation party can be a great way to look back at how far you’ve come. Why stop at a few years ago? Now could be the opportunity to look back at your entire life and all the memories you’ve shared along the way. You never know, you might uncover some fun photos from the family album in the process.

Career party

If you’ve spent the last few years studying for your major because you want a particular career, then one memorable way to celebrate could be by getting in some early practice. Of course, being a doctor or nurse means that both you and your guests could enjoy dressing up for the occasion. However, there is no limit to the careers on offer. If you want to add a twist, then you could ask your guests to dress up as their dream career instead.

College color party

Many students grow to fall in love with their college colors. After all, the chances are that you’ve been surrounded by them all this time. This can be a simple yet memorable way to celebrate your graduation. Everything from the decorations to the food and your dress code for the evening can all stick to the colors as you bring your college to life one more time.

Cookout party

Of course, there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ fashioned cookout. Graduating from college can be the ideal time to throw the cookout of your lifetime. All the guests can bring a new dish to the menu while you work on drinks and food that you can put on the grill. To top it off, if you have a large enough space and the weather is on your side, then there’s no reason that your party can’t head into the night with camping and s’mores for dessert.


College party

Certain images usually come to mind when thinking about college parties. Red cups? Check. Drink pong? Check. Takeout? Check. Just because you’ve graduated from college, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on having one last college party before you head off into the working world. It might be time to bulk order some red cups and make sure the local pizza place knows what they’re in for.

Earning your degree is no easy task, and it’s one that deserves to be celebrated. Thankfully, there are so many ways to throw memorable college graduation parties, that you might soon find you become the talk of the family – for your degree and your party planning skills.