Easy & Simple DIY Grad Party Decor

Easy & Simple DIY Grad Party Decor

Celebrate good times, c’mon!


It’s that time again, graduation parties for months! Graduation is such an amazing and bittersweet time for grads and families.


While our babe is too young to be graduating (thank goodness!), we did have a grad to celebrate; therefore, I had a party to help plan! Woo!


I have seen some awesome graduation party ideas lately-give me all of the bars! Not the adult ones (I know, bummer) but the food bars. Smores, candy, tacos, popcorn, you name it-I’ve probably seen it and envied it! BUT, one of the most important parts of party planning is creating a party that your guest of honor would want! Our guest of honor is laid back and doesn’t like a lot of attention, so simple and subtle was the way to go. We did manage a mini mac and cheese bar though-WIN!


NOTE: Please excuse all of the LARGE watermarks and “hidden identity circles” in this post-the privacy of my graduate is important to me!




As always, I went to Pinterest for some pinspiration first and  I looked around the house for items I could use. I decided on some simple mason jar centerpieces, picture displays, picture banners, some chalkboard signs, dessert toppers, and a DIY food menu to showcase some of the delicious eats!



The mason jars were made with floral rocks from the Dollar Tree, twine, scrapbooking tags, and FREE printable tags from hardlotion.com. For the pictures, I simply used blue painters’ tape (I love this tape because it peels off so easily-no unnecessary stress over ruining pictures) and straws.



The picture displays (top middle in the first picture) were my aunt and uncle’s, I just used another cute FREEBIE from lilsproutgreetings.com to cover the logo. These were also the same printouts I attached to toothpicks for dessert toppers.



The picture banners (bottom of the picture) couldn’t be easier-mini clothespins and twine.




The chalkboard signs were a combination of purchased and DIY. The chalkboard on the right was made years ago using a picture frame and chalkboard paint. I made three of them and use them almost every time we host anything! I love me some chalkboard decor!



The food menu was created on Canva and put inside one of the chalkboard signs described above. Y’all if you haven’t used Canva, you are missing out! You can create banners, menus, cards, tags, etc. It is definitely worth checking out.


And there you have it! Subtle and simple grad party decor!


Congratulations class of 2019!








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