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How to Throw an Awesome Graduation Party on a Budget

Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate! Graduation season is upon us and we know you want to throw an incredible graduation party to commemorate this milestone. If you’re on a budget, never fear! There are ways to throw your dream graduation party without overspending. Here are eight ways you can celebrate without going bankrupt.

How to Throw an Awesome Graduation Party on a Budget

Confetti Balloons

source: Seventeen

Balloons are always a necessity at a graduation party, and they can be a very versatile decoration for such an low price tag. One way to customize your balloons is to stock up on clear balloons and fill them with confetti. Use confetti that is close to your school colors! You can grab a great deal on balloons here.

Use Books as Decorations

For cheap and easy graduation party decorations, use books! They’re a great symbol of education and will look great as part of a tablescape. When you go shopping for the party food, ask for paper bags and use the bags to make your own book covers. You can either leave the covers blank or put photos on them or write on them.

Have a Fun Guest “Book”

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If you want to remember everyone who came to your graduation party, a guest book is a great idea. However, if that seems too formal for you, consider using an alternate idea – Jenga blocks! You can get a Jenga game for pretty cheap on and have each of your guests sign a block.

Dress Up Your Drinks

Whether you’re serving lemonade for a high school graduation or more adult drinks for a college graduation, dressing up your drinks is a quick and easy way to add a little bit of flair to your party. These adorable graduation cap straw toppers are fantastic little details that will give your party a sense of fun. Provide white markers for your guests to write their names on the caps so they’ll never have to worry about losing their drink.

Light It Up

What’s a party without fun lighting? Fairy lights are very stylish right now and you can easily use them in your graduation decorating. Get a few strings of fairy lights and hang them across a wall. Use mini paper clips to hang photos of the graduate on the lights.

Get Creative With Snacks

When it comes to party food on a budget, don’t worry about buying the nicest snacks available. Instead, pick up the cheaper ones and get creative with the presentation. Wrap ribbon around Pirouette cookies or Swiss rolls and turn them into edible diplomas.

DIY Photo Booth Wall

Chances are, your guests are going to be taking a lot of photos at your graduation party. You can easily make an inexpensive photo booth wall with chalk paint, oversized confetti in your school’s colors, or hang paper streamers. Bonus points if you make your own photo props and watch your guests have tons of fun.

Share the Love

Whether you do a photo wall or not, you should set up a hashtag so you and your guests can easily share photos of the party. Collect your favorites so you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come.

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