Decorating for your Party


Graduation Banners

Holographic Graduation Balloons

Graduation Themed Tableware

Graduation Table Decorations

Graduation Banners

Graduation Balloons

Graduation Tableware

Table Decorations

Multiple styles & sizes

Choose your own colors,

photos & text

Multiple styles & sizes

Latex & mylar

Plates, napkins, cups,

cutlery & more

Solid & patterned

 Graduation tablecloths,


decorations & more





Personalized Candy Bars

Graduation Posters and Standee

Personalized Graduation Yard Sign

Outdoor Graduation Decorations

Graduation Party Favors

Graduation Posters & Standees

Graduation Party Yard Signs

Outdoor Graduation Decorations

Candies, mint tins,

personalized candy bars,

key chains, party beads.

Posters, standees

& wall graphics.

Personalized or not.










Graduation Party Guest Books

Senior Year Memory Books

Graduation Water Bottles & Water Bottle Labels Anne Marie Pierce Photography Graduation Water Bottles

Graduation Confetti

Graduation Party Guest Books

Senior Year Memory Books

Graduation Water Bottles & Labels

Graduation Confetti

Photo guest books &

traditional guest books


Bottles with labels

or labels only

Multiple styles








Here's a chance to get really creative and have some fun.  Dare to be different!

Go with a theme.

Decorate with something unusual that means something to your grad.

Buy a big photo banner of your grad.

Purchase huge balloons.

Sprinkle Photofetti and Wordfetti on table tops.

Line your driveway with photos on a stick.

Build excitement for the party and hang the decorations the day before.  It leaves one less thing for the day of the party. 


Here are a few decorating ideas ...




Graduation Banners

Graduation BannersGraduation Banners are a great way to acknowledge your graduate. Hang them indoors or outdoors and let everyone know how proud you are.


Banners come in many different sizes and styles and can be personalized or non-personalized so you can use them over and over.


Many online party stores have great selections of graduation-themed and weather-resistant banners that are fun and easy-to-hang inside or out. You can even get banners with your grad's photo on them. Or check with your local printer.


Want more ideas for Graduation Banners? ... Just go to our Banners webpage ...





Graduation Party Balloons


Nothing sets the party mood quite like balloons! 


Think about single balloons, balloon bouquets, or balloon arches.  There are latex balloons and Mylar balloons.  And, of course, there are many different colors.  Use your grad's high school colors or college colors.


Be sure to order your balloons ahead of time, especially if you want a lot. The selection of graduation balloons is incredible so go to the store and select them ahead of time. Most stores require prepayment for large orders.


Line your walkway and driveway with balloons anchored into the ground with huge nails or tent pegs.


Your local party store will have lots of fun graduation balloons including Mylar balloons in the shape of the year and latex balloons decorated with mortar boards. Or check out the selection at any online party store. You can also rent helium tanks at your local party store or rental store.


Want more ideas for Balloons? ... Just go to our Balloons webpage ...




Posters & Standees

Poster PrintsSelect one or a few favorite pictures of your graduate and have them blown up as posters. 


Your local photo shop should be able to do this or go to  Snapfish, an online photo processor.  Simply upload the photos you like and order the size you want.  You can even correct flaws such as red eye.


Graduation Party StandeeYour photos can also be turned into unique, life-size standees or wall graphics. 


Put one at the door to greet your guests.  Or set one up in a special spot in your party area where guests can get their picture taken.


Photo standees and graduation-themed standees are available at onine party stores. Many local print stores carry these as well.


Want more ideas for Posters or Standees? ... Just go to our Posters/Standees webpage ...




Guest Books & Memory Books

Graduation Memory BooksGuest Books are a traditional way for Graduation Party guests to record their wishes & hopes for the new graduate.


There are a number of different ways to do this. Carlson Craft offers graduation guest books and memory books with guest book pages. These come with or without a nameplate that can be engraved with your grad's name and year of graduation. 


Or you can use to create a personalized & one-of-a-kind notebooks which can be used as guest books.


Want more ideas for Guest Books? ... Just go to our Guest Books webpage ...




Photo Confetti - Confetti with MemoriesPhotofetti!!!  This fun & unique table décor features photographs of the graduate mixed in with festive confetti. 


Sprinkle it on your dining tables, your guest book table, your gift table, or anywhere else your guests will be hanging out.


Wordfetti allows you to customize 1" pieces of confetti with custom sayings that are printed on both sides of the confetti.  Choose from ready-to-use sayings such as "Class of 2015", "Congratulations", "Congrats", "Way to Go", and "We are Proud of You" or create  your own personalized saying. You can even include your grad's name or your school if you want.


Carry the theme through by including some Photofetti and Wordfetti in your invitations and thank you cards.  Go to Photofetti for more information.


Want more ideas for Confetti? ... Just go to our Confetti webpage ...




Table Decorations

Graduation Decorations

Add flair to your tables with creative centerpieces and table decorations. 


You can make your own using flowers, candles, balloons, pictures or mementos. 


Or you can buy graduation-themed centerpieces at an online party store or your local party store.


Want more ideas for Table Decorations? ... Just go to our Table Decorations webpage ...






Graduation Party Tableware

Whether you're having appetizers, a buffet or a sit-down dinner, you will need some type of tableware for your Graduation Party - plates, cups, utensils, and napkins.


Options include plain tableware (perhaps in your grad's high school or college colors), graduation themed tableware, and personalized items such as imprinted napkins.


Online party stores and local party stores have both plain and graduation-themed tableware.


Printed napkins are a nice touch and can be ordered in beverage or luncheon sizes at our affiliate website, Carlson Craft. You can even get them with your grad's photo on them.


Want more ideas for Tableware? ... Just go to our Tableware webpage ...




Unique & One-of-a-kind Decorations

Graduation Display - Sports JerseysDecorations don't have to be expensive or even store bought. Think about who your grad is and what they like to do.


What are their hobbies and passions?  Are they into sports?  Or music?  Or Scouts?  Do they like to travel?  What college will they attend?


If your grad plays sports or is part of a group or organization, hang their old jerseys and uniforms on a clothesline.  (The little jerseys, if you still have them, are really cute!)


If your grad is a dancer or figure skater, hang their costumes around the party area.  Include team or individual pictures taken over the years.

Graduation Display - Prom Dresses


Display your grad's prom dress with a photo from the dance next to it. Everyone loves to get another use out of a prom dress! Or hang your graduate's graduation gown, mortar board and tassel.


We once went to a party that was for three girls who were going off to different colleges. A picture of each girl’s face was attached to the sweatshirts from the different schools - Iowa State, St. Benedicts and Wisconsin.


Hang college pennants, jerseys and sweat shirts from the college your graduate will attend. Lids offers a wide range of college hats, jerseys, jackets and tees. Give your grad a gift of one of these college items and then use it as a decoration at the party.


Decorate with crepe paper in your graduate’s school colors or the colors of the college they will be attending or choose your own color theme.


Display senior photos of the grandparents and parents (this is a great way to get them involved).


And, of course, your can always display photos of the graduate. For ideas on how to display pictures of your grad, check out our Tribute to Your Grad webpage ...



Deck the Yard!

Graduation Party Yard SignsDon't just decorate the inside!  You can decorate outside too, especially if your guests will be spending some time on your deck or in your backyard.


Use balloons or banners or even graduation wind spinners. Not sure what wind spinners are? Just go to our Outdoor Decorations webpage to find out.


Post some "The Party's Here" signs in your yard or on your street corner.  Use signs that are personalized with your graduate’s name on them or non-personalized signs that can be used again.


Want more ideas for Outdoor Decorations? ... Just go to our Outdoor Decorations webpage...



Money saving Tip:  Ask a friend or neighbor to share in the cost of decorations.  Non-personalized decorations can be used by different grads on different days.  Or save them for the other future grads in your family.




One Last Thing ...

Did you check out our Party Themes?