Graduation Party Activities That Are Fun, Easy & Affordable

Beyond the food and invitations, it’s important to also plan fun graduation party activities for your guests. These ideas will help you create a party that is as amazing as your graduate! Need more help? Visit the Ultimate Graduation Party Guide: Everything You Need!

A collage of fun graduation party activities for friends and family!

Free Graduation Party Checklist

If you are planning a graduation party, then you need this checklist. The best part is, it’s a free printable! This list is broken down by weeks, so you have plenty of time to get everything down – without stressing out.

Grab yours below.

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Graduation Party Tips

Creating a fun and memorable graduation party doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some tips that will help it be a success.

Consider The Weather

Since the weather is really unpredictable, it’s always a good idea to have a backup or some way to get out of the rain, just in case.

Preparing for rainy weather includes the food. Have a way to bring in some different types of food if you don’t think you are going to want to stand outside and grill in the rain.

Make It An Open House

If you are having trouble tracking down RSVPs, or you don’t want to go through that hassle, then set up an open house. Allow guests to show up any time between a certain window. This has some extra benefits too.

You won’t have to worry about parking issues if people show up at different times. Plus, it’s easier to plan finger foods for open house guests than an entire meal like a dinner party.

Use An Online Planner For RSVPs

When you are crunched on space and you really do need to know who is coming, then an online party planning app can be a lifesaver. It’s easier to obtain RSVPs when all the guests have to do is tap “yes” in an app.

There are a bunch of free websites and apps that offer this service. These are my favorite ones:

Keep It Simple

Above all, it is important to value your budget, time, and energy and keep it as simple as possible. As long as you have people gathered to celebrate your graduate, that is the most important thing of all. The decorations, games, and food are all second to make sure you keep the day all about their hard work.

Are you ready for the best graduation party ideas? Here you go! Check them out below. From guest book ideas to outdoor games and even some party food decor, there are tons of creative ideas on this list.

Graduation Party Activities

A graduation party is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of someone who has completed their education. It’s a time to reflect on the past, but also a time to look towards the future.

While most people just socialize and enjoy the great food, it is always great to think of at least one activity guests might enjoy.

In order to make this event enjoyable for everyone attending, it’s important to plan ahead and have some activities in mind. Here are some ideas for activities that might be fun for guests at your graduation party:

  • Giant Yard Games
  • Words Of Wisdom Jar
  • Ice Cream or Popcorn Bar
  • Polaroid Photo Guest Book

Check out these additional graduation party activities for family and friends to enjoy as they celebrate the grad!

Graduation Party Activities

Check out these fun graduation party ideas. These are perfect for outdoor, indoor, high school, and college graduation parties.

More Graduation Party Ideas

As you plan your graduation party, here are some more ideas and supplies.

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  1. This blog post sounds like it has some great ideas for making graduation parties memorable and affordable! I’m looking forward to reading more about the activities that can be done at such events.

  2. Love the ideas for graduation party activities in this post! The DIY photo booth and outdoor games sound like they would be a hit with my niece’s graduating class. Will definitely consider using these ideas for her party. Thank you for sharing!

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