Fun, easy and affordable: three words any college freshman loves to hear. Fortunately, all of these graduation party DIYs can be done by any Average Joe, but they have a look that screams anything but average.
1. Polaroid Photo Booth
Capture the memories of your graduation party by literally framing them. Simply find a white poster board and cut out the inside so that it resembles a Polaroid photo. Embellish it in any way that you like, adding a personal touch. You can also make simple props by using popsicle sticks and paper, or use any props you have lying around the house!
2. Tassel Garland
Grab some tissue paper, gold tape and a string and--voila!--you have yourself some simple garland to hang around the house. Garland is super classy and great to use for special, traditional occasions, like graduation. Follow this tutorial to create the this classy, yet cheap, decoration.
3. Class "Rings"
Be the "punniest" graduate by using Ring Pops as graduation favors at your party. This DIY can be done by literally anybody. Just purchase the candy and play into the graduation theme by creating a small card like the one pictured.
4. Photo Balloon Display
Grab some balloons, string, helium and some of your favorite photos to create this easy, yet unique, display. Just make sure your photos aren't too heavy, or they might sink the balloons!
5. Graduation Card Holder
Include a fun, themed way to receive your graduation cards by making this simple graduation cap card holder. All you'll need is a box (or two) and a spare tassel.
6. Personalized Letter
Have a 2-in-1: a guest book and a new piece of decor for your dorm! Simply find a wooden letter at your local craft store, spray paint it a color you like and have guests sign it at your graduation party. This is a great way to remember your friends and family back home without taking up too much floor space in your dorm, plus it's minimal effort!
7. Graduation Advice Tree
Instead of doing the boring "memory jar" at your graduation party, why don't you have guests leave you advice for freshman year? Pick up some fake branches (or real ones, for free) and display them in any way you'd like. Then, leave guests with notecards, pens and clothespins so they can pin their advice for you onto your "tree." Not only is it cheap and easy, it's also kinda symbolic.
8. "GRAD" Letters
9. Soda Bar
You may be too young to have a *real* bar at your graduation party, but this cool soda bar won't make you regret anything. Grab some Cokes and flavored syrups so guests can personalize their drinks. Bonus points if you use glass Coke bottles and create a more vintage look.
Lead Image Credit: Tiny Prints
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