6 ideas for hosting a graduation party this summer

4 May 2023

Hosting a graduation party this summer? We’re in the thick of graduation season, which means you probably already started all your planning and are gearing up for the big day. If you have a Cricut machine handy, consider adding a few more final touches to your party to take things up a notch. We’ve got 6 ideas to celebrate your student at their graduation party this year. Keep reading for more.

Class of 2023 explosion card

Graduation party celebration banners and signage

Nothing makes a party more festive like some great decorations. With a Cricut machine you can make everything from party banners to welcome signs. Check out Cricut Design Space for ideas on decorating your graduation party, like a cake topper, table centerpiece, or a fun tassel banner.

Custom graduation party napkins

Pick up some simple blank napkins or hand towels and some iron-on to make custom party napkins, complete with your name, saying, and even image of choice. With a Cricut Access subscription, you can play with features in Design Space that let you make the perfect party napkins or towels — from monograms to designs made from artists around the globe.

Graduation photo booth props

No photo booth is complete without props. Whether your theme calls for some Glitter Glasses or a sign for the photo booth itself, Cricut Design Space has all the ideas you may need. Pro tip: When you’re searching for ideas in Design Space, consider opening up your search to all “photo booth props” ideas instead of “graduation photo booth props.” This greatly increases the number of ideas and projects that show up in the search results and may inspire you more than what’s in the more limited search.

“Next Step” stickers and decals

Is the graduate headed to the next step in the educational ladder (like middle school or college)? Are they off to start the next phase of their life in the career of their choice? Are they off to travel the world? Some decals and stickers to commemorate the upcoming phase of their journey is a great way to celebrate your graduate. Cut some with your Cricut machine and lay them around the party for people to take and make with!

Drink tags and festive straws

If you’ve ever been to or hosted a party before, you’re probably no stranger to the permanent marker and red Solo cup combo. Get a little fancier by making personalized tags or labels for everyone coming to the party with stemware name tags. Everyone gets a name tag they can attach to their cup or glass when they grab one.

Graduation gift bags and giveaways

Speaking of things to take home, gift bags and giveaways are always a fun addition to any party. Goody bags aren’t just for kids parties — everyone loves coming home with something to remember the event by. If you’re giving out goodie bags, fill up these diploma scroll treat holders. Personalize these gifts even further with custom gift tags with each graduate’s name and Class of 2023.

Hosting a graduation party?

Show us how you’re decorating your graduation party! Share with us on social using #cricut. Congrats to the class of 2023! Let’s make!