5 Creative Graduation Party Ideas

Graduating from school is a huge accomplishment, whether it’s elementary school, high school, or college. It’s also a perfect reason to throw a party!

Graduation parties are all about the three “Fs”: family, friends, and food. But there are lots of different ways that you can celebrate this special day to suit your unique personality and party style. Graduation party ideas NYC have never been easier than when you pick a creative theme, like one of these!

“One Smart Cookie” Celebration

If your recent grad can best be defined as being “one smart cookie,” then this is a perfect theme to try out. It’s also an appropriate theme if you have a sweet tooth! Here are some ways to incorporate this easy and clever theme into your upcoming party.

  • Encourage guests to bake a dozen cookies from their favorite recipe to bring
  • Serve different kinds of milk and chocolate milk to choose from
  • Decorate your venue with quotes from famous geniuses

Pirates and Mermaids at Sea

Just because you attended class on land doesn’t mean that you can’t take your graduation party to the sea! Graduation party catered cruises provide a unique environment to take your guests’ minds away from the classroom and on to more adventurous endeavors.

Graduation catering ideas that make sense with this theme include fish net table overlays, treasure chest party favors, and a cake decorated with blue icing and tropical fish designs. This is incredibly fun for young grads and even older students who are still young at heart.

Wild West Adventure

Whether you graduated on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, another fun theme celebrates the adventurous spirit of the Wild West. The time after graduation is definitely an adventure, so embrace this excitement with cowboy and cowgirl-inspired outfits, cuisine, and décor.

Here are some ways to bring the Wild West to your NYC graduation party.

  • Supply your guests with cowboy hats when they walk in the door
  • Grill out burgers and other meaty favorites
  • Play music from old western movies on the stereo

Bon Voyage Travel Send-Off

The time after graduation is often an ideal opportunity to take some time off and see the world. If your grad is experiencing a bout of wanderlust, a travel-themed graduation party could be perfect for you.

Decorate your venue’s walls with vintage or modern maps and encourage your guests to give travel-themed gifts. Great gift ideas are journals, cameras, travel books, and luggage. Another fun idea is to have your guests write farewell messages in a special book that your graduate isn’t allowed to open and read until seated on the plane for the big adventure.

Hawaiian Beach Party

Now that the school year has come to an end, there are few better ways to celebrate with a good ole’ fashioned beach party. When you choose a Hawaiian theme, there are lots of graduation party catering ideas that you can play around with featuring pork, pineapple, and tropical cocktails.

Provide your guests with leis and grass skirts, and play some Hawaiian music to get everyone in the mood to kick back and relax. Our private luxury yacht, The Atlantis, is the ultimate choice in graduation Party Venues NYC, so don’t delay booking your party or you might miss out!