Graduation Photo Booth Props
Make sure you’ll get plenty of pictures of the graduate (and all her friends) by setting up a DIY photo booth at the party. This set comes complete with 16 assorted paper props—from graduation caps to pearl necklaces to thought bubbles—for guests to pose with.
To buy: $25 for 16 props, thepropmarket.etsy.com.
Graduation Cupcake Toppers
Rather than bake one big cake, make (or buy) cupcakes so guests can graze at their leisure. This set of toppers (six black glitter graduation caps and six “2016” cutouts in the color of your choice) will help even the store-bought variety to stand out on the dessert table.
To buy: $10 for 12, decorateyourbigday.etsy.com.
Sure, plastic cups are convenient… but they don’t have to feel quite so disposable. These decorative party cups will help you throw an over-the-top graduation bash that’s still easy to clean up after the fact. The set includes lids and coordinating paper straws, too.
To buy: $22 for 12, partycupmedley.etsy.com.
Whether tucked inside the invitations or sprinkled throughout the buffet table, this confetti will give your fete even more personality. The décor comes in black and gold, but can be customized with your own duo of colors (we suggest his school colors).
To buy: $12.50, classicbanners.etsy.com.
Graduation Chalkboard Printable
Family members and friends will love this personal touch, which offers a little glimpse into the grad’s past, present, and future. Simply have the grad answer the prompts, send them to the seller, choose colors and size, and you’ll receive a high-resolution file to print at your local photo counter.
To buy: $20, redmorningstudios.etsy.com.
Graduation Photo Banner
Instead of the typical “congrats grad!” banner, choose one that’s a little more personal. This fun piece of party décor features a spot to paste a 4-by-6-inch photo from each year of school leading up to college. Customize with up to two colors.
To buy: From $27, blueberrysprinkles.etsy.com.
Grad Libs Graduation Party Game
Once you purchase this digital file, you’ll be able to print as many copies of this fun, graduation-inspired version of Mad Libs as you wish. Place a copy of the game (and pencils, of course) at each table setting, so guests can leave some silly advice for the graduate.
To buy: $8 for a digital file, confettiprintsshop.etsy.com.