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May 22, 2012

Inexpensive Graduation Party Ideas for High School Grads...

High school graduation day will be one of the most memorable accomplishments of your life so far! After thirteen years of hard work, you deserve to celebrate your big day with friends and family! If you think you can't afford to throw a successful yet inexpensive graduation party... think again! To help plan the perfect celebration, we've provided a few inexpensive graduation party ideas.

Inexpensive Graduation Party Invites

  • If you want to conserve your money, try making your own invitations. You can also use free e-card websites to send out invites such as,, or even create a facebook event. Not only are these at no cost to you, but you will also be able to keep an easy access, organized list of who will be attending your graduation party.

Inexpensive Graduation Party Venues

  • Choosing the right location for your graduation party is dependent on the number of guests on your invite list. If you want to have a more intimate party with just a few close friends and family members, avoid the hassle by going out to eat at one of your favorite restaurants. If you want to invite the majority of your graduating class, you may want to consider hosting the party at your house, free of charge. If weather permits, see if there are any local parks where you would be allowed to host your graduation party.

Inexpensive Graduation Party Decorations

  • Instead of spending countless dollars on expensive, customized decorations, head to your local discount or dollar store or shop online party stores such as to find reasonably priced items to make your party look great. Find napkins, plates, cups, utensils, confetti, streamers, balloons, table cloths, banners, and more in your school colors to make decorating your party easy and affordable. If you want, you can make your own signs, banners, or napkin holders to personalize. Be sure to set up pictures or even a quick slideshow of yourself and your many accomplishments throughout the years!

Inexpensive Graduation Party Foods

  • Finger foods are one of the best graduation party food choices. They are budget friendly, easy to make, and delicious! Make up some chicken wraps, vegetable trays, or chips and dip. Many restaurants offer party trays for a reasonable price as well, so be sure to call around to your favorite local food joints! If your party is located outside, grilling some hamburgers and hotdogs is also a great option. Make sure to have cool beverages available to your party guests by filling up some coolers with plenty of ice and drinks beforehand. If you do not want to purchase or make your own graduation cake, try making some cupcakes in your school colors to celebrate instead!

Inexpensive Graduation Party Activities

  • Music is always a must at graduation parties! Create your own custom playlist, and turn up your iTunes or iHome to celebrate. If you do not have the time to customize your own graduation celebration soundtrack, use websites like Pandora or Spotify to access millions of songs and playlists without all of the effort. Other entertaining options for graduation parties include karaoke or wii games. If your party is outside, make sure to have some recreational activities available such as swimming, volleyball, softball, basketball, horseshoes, or bocce ball.
Remember, a high school graduation party is to celebrate your great accomplishment with friends and family. Using our inexpensive graduation party ideas to create the perfect graduation party will ensure your day is memorable and affordable. This may be one of your last times seeing all of your friends and family together for a while, so be sure to enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Simply amazing tips...We will definitely follow many of them if not all. Really nice and informative post.. thanks for sharing it.

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