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This post is all about the best 2022 high school graduation party ideas that will make your party stand out.

2021 high school graduation party ideas

Looking for the absolute best 2022 high school graduation party ideas? We have all the best ones for you!

I know when I graduated, I wanted to plan a graduation party with the best food, decor, and things to do so that everyone would want to come. I ended up creating a graduation party that I made sure no one would forget.

If you are anything like me, you also want to make your graduation party will stand out. That's why I put together all of these amazing graduation party ideas including recipes and super cute decor that you will want to use for your party this year. I hope these ideas get your creative planning juices flowing and get you excited to throw your very own high school graduation party this year!

This post is all about 2022 high school graduation party ideas.


1. Add Custom Labels

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The best and most memorable parties are the ones that thought of every single detail. This is one way to add more details to your party, even down to the candy pieces! 

2. "She's One Smart Cookie" Cookie Bar

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This "one smart cookie" bar is such a fun and creative way to incorporate desserts into your graduation party. You can either bake fresh cookies or just buy an assortment from the store and arrange them cute like this one!

3. Set Up A Polaroid Photo Booth

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Photo booths are an essential for graduation parties so that you can take fun pictures with all your guests for you all to remember the day. I absolutely love this polaroid set up with all the greenery and flowers behind it. This is a classy and girly set up that would look stunning and any graduation party.

4. Add Decor to Center Pieces 

If you plan on having a ton of tables around for people to sit and eat, add a few centerpieces with a few graduation themed decor items in it. I love the gold touch this adds to the flowers here. Obsessed with these 2022 graduation party ideas! 

6. "Hydration Station" with Drinks for Everyone

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Serving guests drinks other than a can of soda or bottle of beer makes your graduation party seem extra special. Have a "hydration station" with a variety of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, for people to serve themselves and enjoy! 

7. Set Up A Cupcake Stand

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Grab and go snacks and desserts are the best way to go when it comes to graduation party food. This cupcake stand is the perfect way to set up your desserts to make them easily accessible  but still look really cute. This stand is perfect for rustic themed graduation parties.

8. Have a Donut Wall!

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Having a donut wall is always a crowd favorite at graduation parties. This donut wall looks so cute and is a super fun and unique way to display donuts at a graduation party. This wall will definitely wow your guests! Who doesn't love donuts?

PS - I actually made that donut wall above for my sisters graduation party! Still love it 4 years later 🙂

9. Put Every Yearbook Picture Together

Your mom buying all your yearbook photos even when you told her not to will come in handy for this 2022 high school graduation party idea. It will be both cute and funny to look back at all the years of school and see how much you have changed!

10. Root Beer Float Bar

How cute is this graduation party food idea?! If you love root beer floats and want to have something a little bit more unique at your party, this is it. So cute and so yummy! 

11. Graduation Gown Display

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If you were allowed to keep your high school graduation gown and cap, this is a great way to use it at your graduation party. I love the idea of using a clothes mannequin to display your cap and gown and putting it on you front porch as an entry piece. No one will be confused which house to go to with this idea!

13. A Unique Twist on Desert

I think this is hilarious and definitely something people will remember! 

Not only will this bring a smile to your guest's face, the chocolatey dessert is a perfect thing to have at a high school graduation idea.

14. Photo Booth Sign

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Having a blackboard sign for your photo booth is a cute detail that will make your photo booth look really put together and encourage guest to take photos. You can even create a hashtag for your party and write it on the sign for guests to use so that you can look back on all the photos posted from the big day!

15. Popcorn Bar

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One thing I learned from my graduation party is that a lot of guest don't eat much because they have been to multiple other parties as well. I ended up having tons of leftover food we had to throw away. Having small snacks like popcorn is a lot better than making full meals for guests.

This popcorn bar looks super cute and put together. I love how they set it up and has extra seasonings for guest to use. This is one 2022 high school graduation party idea that you should use if you want popcorn as a snack at your party!

16. Yard Sign to Direct Guests

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If you house is in a neighborhood that has a lot of houses close by, it is a good idea to have balloons and a yard sign to show guests exaclty wear to go. But, this yard sign is so cute regardless where you live!

17. Desert in a Champagne Glass

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I've never seen this graduation party idea before and I'm obsessed! This is such a unique twist on serving desert but it's great because they get more than just a cupcake. I love the graduation cap on the top - adds a perfect decor touch!

18. Class Year But in Cupcakes

Planning on serving cupcakes at your high school graduation party? Arrange them into your graduation year in the colors of your school! Love this unique party idea. 

19. Make A Backdrop Out Of Streamers

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Making a back drop out of streamers is one of the cheapest ways of creating a cute photo back drop that still looks stunning. Buy some string or wire and tie all the streamers to it. You could easily make a cute backdrop with this for under $25!

20. Sports Display For Guys

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Planning girls graduation parties can be a lot easier than guys sometimes. So, here is a great graduation part display for guys to use. Set out all his sports gear, photos, and decorate with his school colors and you have got a professional looking display for all his guests to look at!

21. Graduation Cap Cake

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If you want cake at your graduation party, this is an amazing way to decorate it! The simple white cake looks so good with this graduation cap cake topper.

22. Veggies And Dip In A Cup

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Having cut up veggies in a cup is a great way for guest to easily take their snack without having to worry about making a mess. Just fill the cup with dipping sauce like veggie dip or ranch and put veggies in it!

23. Tassel Balloon Entrance

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This tassel balloon entrance is so stunning and looks really professional. I can guarantee no guests will miss which house your party is it! Plus, this could make for some really cool photo ops.

24. Pink Themed Table Setup

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If you want a more formal graduation party look, this is some great inspiration for you! You could easily use any colors you want to match your theme but I thought this display was super pretty!

25. Easy Photo Booth

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Here is another photo booth idea that is so good! You can make this with a photo stand, a sheet, and some balloons or tassels. This is a great idea if you are having an outdoor party since the setup is pretty big. Since it is so big you can get huge groups together to take pictures in front of this super cute set up!

26. Make Your Own Sundae Bar

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Give you guests the option to make their own sundae! Just set out all different toppings like sprinkles, candy, chocolate sauce, and whatever else you think they may like for them to make their own yummy dessert.

27. Balloon Arch

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Balloon arches are super trendy right now and make the absolute best decor. You can find balloon arches in so many different colors so you will be sure to find one that matches your color scheme. Or, if you really want, you can buy balloons and wire and DIY it!

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