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Table Decoration Tips for a Graduation Party

Aastha Dogra Feb 27, 2020
Table decorations for a graduation party can be fun, interesting, thoughtful, sentimental and even edible! Read on for some unique ideas on graduation party table decor...
A graduation party is a fun way to celebrate the end of school/college and bringing together all your classmates under one roof, for perhaps the last time! To make the party a success, there are a number of things that need to be perfect, right from food, music, games and activities to the décor at the party venue.
Speaking of party décor, if you are planning to have a sit-down formal affair, your table decorations should be very uniquely designed as they will remain right in front of your invitees, throughout the party!

Graduation Party Table Decoration Ideas

School Colors and Logo

When we talk of table decorations, it includes things like tablecloth, table skirting, plates, silverware, napkins, glasses and most importantly, table centerpieces.
Since it's a graduation party, in order to reaffirm your relationship with the institution that you are leaving, you can have its logo printed on the napkins and the tablecloth. Another idea is to choose tablecloths and napkins in your school colors! This is an interesting way to show your affinity to your school, at your graduation party!


If you are the sentimental sorts, get hold of a few pictures in which you and your school friends are together or pictures which mark some special days and events in your school life.
Get these photographs framed and put them on display at various tables. Your guests will have an interesting time finding themselves in the photographs and figuring out the occasions on which these photographs were taken!


Although books are the last thing that will be on the mind of the invitees when they come for your graduation party, yet, if you think creatively, you can come up with many unique centerpiece ideas which includes them.
For instance, you can stack up books of different sizes, one on top of another and finally, keep a vintage globe on them! Or, you can keep three large-sized books in a standing position, place two wine glasses in between them, with a bouquet on top to finish the look!

Inspirational Quotes

After graduation, everyone will take their own course in life i.e. some might study further, some will start working and some might take a break, so, you can write some inspirational quotes on placards and put them on tables for all the invitees to read.
Some of the quotes that you can write are: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" by R.W. Emerson, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." by Henry David Thoreau.
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." by William Arthur Ward. If you search the Internet, you will find plenty of such inspirational quotes for graduating seniors.


Keep some eatables on the table, for your invitees to snack on. Keep a fruit salad platter on each table, which has fruit cuts in your school colors! Or, make a fruit platter with fruits like grapes, blueberries, papaya, strawberries or any seasonal fruits for your guests!

Hobbies and Interests

Planning the table decorations around the hobbies and likings of the one in whose honor the party is being thrown is another good idea.
So, if you are a sports junkie, keep baseballs or small replicas of soccer balls on the table. If there is a specific rock band that you like, make a small collage of their pictures and keep on each table. If you are going to college in a new city, you can give the invitees a prelude to your life thereby putting up pictures of the same on the table!
As you can see, there is no dearth of ideas for decorating tables at your graduation party. If you want the table décor to look unique and interesting, think out of the box! At the same time, add your school colors and logo as well as some things that define you, to add that personal touch!