College Graduation Party Ideas

Written by Scott Martin
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If you're looking for college graduation party ideas, you probably are looking for a theme that will make the occasion memorable. After four long years of growing, bonding, and pulling bleary-eyed all-nighters, you want one last celebration with your classmates and family before heading off to the "real world." With the right college graduation party, you can recharge, cut loose, and reward yourself and those you love for the hard work that brought you to this milestone.

College Graduation Party Ideas and Themes

Perhaps you figure that you have two basic options for a college graduation party: hovering around a potlock-style gathering at your apartment or dorm room, or gathering at a high-priced restaurant and dressing up. For some exhausted graduates, after the crazy pace of graduation day, a formal affair becomes a daunting notion. For others, this is one of the most landmark days of their lives, and cause to put on their (best) dancing shoes.

Of course, a fancy restaurant brings with it advance reservations, and a high-priced bill. Luckily, there are compromises for both casual and formal graduates looking to celebrate. One of the best ideas is to choose a theme, and have a private party catered.

Choosing a theme for graduation parties is awfully easy to decide based on personality and location. Do you consider yourself a beach bum? Why not throw an oceanside party, with Hawaiian shirts and leis, to boot? (East Coast graduates might consider an old-fashioned New England clambake.) Are you a cowboy at heart, schooling in the deep South? Consider a rodeo-themed gathering, catered barbeque-style. With a little pause and imagination, you can make your college graduation party ideas into a commencement bash that's all your own.

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