Completing college is a huge milestone and now it’s time to celebrate that accomplishment! If you plan to have a gathering with family and friends, you should have a few games ready to get everyone in on the fun. From icebreakers to getting to know the grad better, here are a few ideas for graduation party games that you can DIY or customize for your grad.
Find the Guest Bingo
This icebreaker is great for a crowd made of mixed social groups. Encourage family, college friends, childhood friends, and colleagues to mingle and get to know each other as the party gets going.
This rhyming game is an ice breaker for smaller groups. Players pass the gift according to the poem, and the last player to receive the box gets to open it and keep the gift. It can be played for several rounds and is a fun way to give out party favors.
Test your guests’ knowledge of the graduate with these Yes/No cards. Have the graduate "administer the test" and each guest will circle their response. At the end of the game, tally the scores and award extra credit in the event of a tie.
How well do you know your grad? If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the graduate, these This or That cards are a fun way to get reacquainted or learn something about them. Guests with the highest correct responses can win a prize or a party favor.
Customize Bingo cards with phrases, numbers, or icons related to the graduate’s college experience. Let the grad be the caller, which gives them a chance to share anecdotes and talk about their college journey.
Silly games are good for a laugh, and for this one, guests have to place a cookie on their forehead and use only their facial muscles to get the cookie into their mouth. No hands allowed! You can play individually and time each competitor, or play as a group and see who is first to complete the challenge.
Karaoke is one of those activities that gets better the more you get into it. Belt out your favorite bops from college parties or grab your bestie for a dynamic duet. This portable karaoke machine is also a bluetooth speaker and comes with two mics, so the party keeps going.
College life is (somewhat infamously) known for wild parties and drinking games. While you may not want to encourage heavy drinking at your celebration, using the red cups is a must. In this relay race game, guests divide into teams and try to flip their cup before the next person on their team can.
Before toasting the grad, gather everyone and ask guests to suggest a word that matches the part of speech. Fill in the blanks with the words, and then read it to the graduate. Guests can sign around the border and frame the Grad Lib as a gift.
As guests arrive, they can grab a block and write words of advice, encouragement, or congratulations. During the party guests can play the game, and afterwards the graduate will have a game personalized by their loved ones.