College graduation is a big deal. After all, you’ve just spent a considerable amount of time stressing over grades, research, and assignments. You’ve earned a celebration to commemorate the memories you’ve made and to celebrate starting your post-grad life. For such a special occasion, you’ll want lively decorations, and we’ve rounded up some pretty festive picks.
Photos are essential to any celebration — taking them, of course, and displaying the memories you’ve made. This banner has 31 slots for your favorite pictures of you, your friends, campus and other special moments. It also comes in four different colors to show your school spirit.
Every celebration calls for something sweet, and cake is a longstanding treat. These university designs are made from sugar and can be placed on top or on the side of the cake for the sweetest goodbye.
Say farewell to your alma mater with a sophisticated cake topper customized with your name, school, and year. These lightweight toppers are crafted from wood, so they are sturdy and make for a keepsake when all the celebrations are over.
Balloons are super customizable, which makes them a great way to bump up festive decor. They can work as accents, backdrops, and in this case, table decor. These balloons come in sets of 2 and have many color options. They are perfect to designate a gift table, photo op area, or accent an entrance.
At a large celebration, is there ever enough of the graduate to go around? They’ll be extremely busy greeting guests, entertaining friends and family, and shining in the light of their big accomplishment. Getting a photo-op will be a tough task, but this cardboard cutout is a fun and funny stand-in until you can snag a moment with the real person.
If you plan to announce that you’re moving post-grad, or already moved to a new city for college, this LED skyline is a great statement piece and topic of conversation. It also can be kept as retro decor for your home or a way to keep homesickness at bay while you explore new cities.
You can absolutely DIY a backdrop, but if you aren’t crafting-inclined, then a custom backdrop is just as good! You can choose your colors, shape, size, and message, or keep it simple and select from readily available options. Either way, a designated space for photos is essential because you’ll want to take a lot of pictures to commemorate the occasion.
If you plan to host a sizable group for your celebration, tableware is an essential item to have, and it doesn't hurt to have a little more than what you expect to need. This set of 50 items has plates, napkins, and cups, and you can add on tablecloths, cutlery, and runners as needed.
These 9 cute cutouts are great decorations. If you’re celebrating outdoors you can line the walkway or use them to direct people to where the party is, or if inside, you can tape them to the wall or curtains.
Bring the party to the front steps, literally, with this outdoor decorating kit that comes with a banner, balloons, and a yard sign. If you plan to have a small party, or no party, but still want to honor the occasion, then this is a lively way to showcase the graduate.