Hosting a graduation party at home is not an easy feat. From the food to the entertainment, there are many things that you need to plan. In this article, however, we will focus on how to decorate your place to throw an amazing graduation party.

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Start with a Theme

The first thing you need to do is to think of a theme for the graduation party, which will dictate the essentials for the décor, as well as the food and the drinks. Keep it simple by choosing a color as a theme, which can be the color associated with the school. White and gold or black and white are also good color themes. For something more refreshing, choose tropical for a summer vibe. It can also be something that the graduate personally loves, such as favorite movie or superhero.

Create a Backdrop

Set a buffet table against a wall. Then make the wall look better by decorating it. A simple way to do this is through balloon letterings with the name of the graduate. A photo collage will also look good on the wall. You can also use posters and photo prints from Shutterfly, which is a great way to customize the décor. Hanging a string of fairy lights will also make an excellent backdrop, especially if you want the backdrop to look dreamy.

Go Outdoors

For a more relaxed vibe, take the party outdoors. The garden makes the perfect backdrop, which will require minimal décor. If you are doing the party at night, hang fairy lights to make the setting look magical. Add candles to the centerpiece if you want to create an intimate look. You can also set up a projector and turn the event into a movie party. Set-up bean bags and picnic mats to make it more comfortable.

Find a Unique Way to Present Food

When decorating the house for a graduation party, a good way to make it look more appealing is to pay attention to the presentation of food. For instance, you might want to set up a bagel board in the dessert table. A wooden board with cheese or cold cuts is also a good addition to the party table.

Recycle Décor

To save money and do something good for the environment, we recommend recycling party décor. You don’t need to spend a lot on décor to use in just one party. You can use newspapers for making tassel garlands. Old magazine pages can be used for confetti. Look at the attic and pull any item that can double as a décor depending on the theme you would like to pull off. A little creativity goes a long way.

You don’t need to be a design expert or an experienced party planner to decorate your home for a graduation party. From choosing a theme to recycling props, take note of our suggestions above to make the party an event to remember.

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