Best Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas 2021 Your Guests Will Love

Graduation Party Ideas Outdoors

1. Outdoor Party Seating Idea 

If you want to steer away from the traditional outdoor party table and chairs, this fun idea would be perfect for a small graduation party! This bohemian style seating is so cute and is sure to wow your guests.   Reader Favorites

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2. Drink Station 

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There’s just something so aesthetically pleasing about a well put together drink station. This idea is elegant, yet simple, and is super easy to put together. The best party ideas are the things that are so effortless, yet look like you put a lot of effort into them, am I right?

3. Photo Booth 

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Having a photo booth station at your outdoor graduation party is a MUST. You want to be sure you capture some of the best moments with all of your favorite people so the memories will last forever. 

4. Welcome Sign 

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This welcome sign is a cute and easy way to let your guests know that they are at the right place for your graduation party. 

5. Self Serve Food Station 

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The last thing you are going to want is having to worry about serving food at your graduation party is serving food to your guests. Setting up a self serve food station or food bar will allow your guests to grab what they want freely. 

To make things even easier for your guests, you can set your food table to have individual servings (wraps, cups, etc) rather than having serving dishes. 

6. Outdoor graduation party food idea: Hot Dog Bar 

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Hot dogs have always been a crowd favorite at graduation parties. Rather than a traditional setup, create a hot dog bar for a creative and fun display. Be sure to include popular topping choices so your guests can customize their hot dogs to their liking. 

7. Photo display sign 

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Looking for a creative way to display some of your best college/high school memories for your outdoor grad party? How AMAZING is this idea?!

To recreate this idea, head to your local craft shop (Hobby Lobby, Micheals, etc.) and grab some unfinished wooden letters about 24in-36in size. 

All you have to do is add your pictures, slap on some mod podge to seal the deal, and hang the letter on your fence for everyone to see!

8. Smores Bar

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I love smores bars because they are so dang easy and all of your guests will love them too! This particular way uses chaffing dishes as the fire to roast your smores. But if you have a fire pit at home, or are interested in installing a fire pit, that can work just as well!

9. Balloon arch

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Balloon arches are a simple way to add a little bit of pizzazz to your graduation party. You can use them as entry ways like the idea shown, or put them on a wall behind a food table. 

10. Party Games 

Party games are a must at any party, and your graduation party is absolutely no exception. Luckily for you, I have created three super fun and easy free graduation party game printables that you can download below!