15 Creative Graduation Party Themes to Impress Your Guests

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Graduation party themes 2020

Every great party has a great theme, right?!

We’re not out here giving you “Moonlight under the stars under the sea magic” theme because…well, we’re not 8 anymore and it’s not some cheesy high school prom.

This is YOUR day! Make it all about you and what you like. 

And if you need some inspiration, here are 15 creative graduation party themes that will impress your guests!

 

Graduation Party themes:

1. School Pride

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Deck out your entire party in your school colors! Pay homage to place that gave you an education and finally a way out!

 

2. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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The One Where You Finally Graduated. Can this theme BE any cooler?

Related: 15 Yummy Graduation Party Food Ideas Your Guests will LOVE

3. Where You’re Heading

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If this is a high school or undergrad graduation party, theme it around where your next step is! Going to medical school or out of state or even just onto a new job – no matter what it is theme it towards that!

 

4. Your Favorite Things

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You’re the one (or maybe your parents) that is paying for this shebang, why not have it themed YOU? It can be all of your favorite color, foods, and even music playing in the background.

 

5. Vintage Party

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Living in the past is all the range nowadays. Here are some tips on making it really trendy rather than Grandma’s living room.

 

6. Taco/Tequila Tuesday

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Tacos + Tequila = LOVE. You didn’t need a degree to figure out that math but it is a fantastic way to theme a party!

Related: 50 Insanely Clever Graduation Cap Ideas to Get Everyone’s Attention

7. Rose Gold Everything

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Because honestly if you don’t love rose gold, you’re lying. Add a dash of glitter and your party is going to be the most #InstaWorthy.

 

8. World Traveler

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Now that school’s finished, the last thing you want to do is go back to school. So, pack up your bags and say “Au Revoir” to everyone with your party theme!

 

9. Luau / Hawaiian

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Say “Aloha!” to school and “Aloha!” to your future! Because who doesn’t love a tropical themed party at any age?

 

10. Medical School

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If you’re going to or just got out of medical school, what better way to laugh at the long hours of hard work than to theme your party as such? Also a great excuse to use fake blood on anything!

 

11. Gatsby

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Cheers, my darling! Throw gold and glitter on everything and turn up the music – a little party never killed nobody!

 

12. Classic Black & White

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Nothing screams elegance quite like black and white everything. This is also an easy theme to execute without having to put too much work into making it look nice!

Related: 15 Graduation Party Ideas for The Best Grad Party Ever

13. “Donut” Forget About Me

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You can be the Oprah of donuts at your deliciously themed party. “You get a donut! YOU get a donut! EVERYONE GETS ALL THE DONUTS!”

 

14. One Smart Cookie

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Cookies everywhere. That’s the theme – you don’t have to plan anything else except tell Santa that you’re taking all his cookie earnings for the year.

 

15. Welcome to Adulthood

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This is where the games you used to love as a kid/teen are now life-sized – just like the bills you’re about to pay. Welcome to adulthood, kid, you’re gonna hate it!

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