This post is about elegant outdoor graduation party decorations.
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Who doesn't love planning a high school graduation party? As someone who grew up in the midwest, I almost always imagine high school graduation parties as taking place outdoors. Usually, they're in the hosts backyard!
While outdoor graduation parties are super fun, the decorations can be a bit more of a challenge. There usually isn't a bunch of walls to hang decor on, so it requires you to get a little more crafty.
This post shows you the best, most elegant outdoor graduation party decorations. These super cute graduation party decorations are perfect for any graduation party theme, since they can be adapted to match your color combination.
Here are 15 outdoor graduation party decorations.
Outdoor Graduation Party Decorations
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1. Must-Have Outdoor Lights
A good set of outdoor lights are an absolute essential. Even if you believe you'll have adequate light, there's a good chance your party will run late and you'll be thanking yourself later when you just plug in your lights to keep the party going!
2. Direction Sign
Is your outdoor graduation party taking place in the backyard? Add a sign so people make sure they know where they are going! We love that this sign comes with so many stencils, so you'll be able to make your sign look super professional.
3. Easy Photo Booth
With no actual walls in most people's backyards, you have to get creative with a DIY graduation party photo booth. This gold photo booth idea looks fantastic put up against this hedge, or you can use a fence, too!
4. Drive-By Yard Signs
Are some people planning on just driving by to keep themselves safe? Include some signs for them! These yard signs are also great for making sure your guests know which house is yours.
5. Wood Labels
These wood labels were intended to be place cards for weddings, but they would work fabulously to list ingredients for foods on a buffet table, or add a little piece of decor anywhere throughout your party where you could label something.
6. Game Rules Sign
An outdoor graduation party is a great opportunity to have some yard games set up for guests to enjoy. Not only is this a super cute sign, but it will help your guests with the official rules.
7. Rustic Cupcake Stand
Rustic wood pieces are perfect for outdoor graduation parties. I love how the creator of this decor piece utilized it for a cupcake stand.
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8. Provide Cupcake Liners For Cups
When I saw this idea, I couldn't believe how genius it was. You can add a cupcake liner to the top of your drink, stick a straw through, and keep out all the bugs. This works as an awesome piece of decor, since you can pick cupcake liners that work well with your theme.
9. Balloon Stands
Balloons are an easy and affordable way to add a large piece of decor to your graduation party. These balloon stands work perfectly for an outdoor graduation party, since they don't blow around as much. That being said, make sure that you weigh them down well!
10. Balloon Weights
These balloon weights are super affordable, cuter than the dollar store version, but they cost even less. Plus, the simple shiny black fits in with any graduation party color combination.
11. Burlap Banner
12. Rustic Cupcake Stand
A tiered stand like the one listed above is perfect for adding some height to your outdoor graduation party decorations. This decor piece is also great for saving space, since you get to stack food vertically.
13. Use Galvanized Buckets To Organize
Organizing cutlery in a cute but functional way can seem to be a daunting task. However, adding some simple galvanized buckets are super cute, and keeps the cutlery organization functional for guests.
14. Wood Card Box
A wooden card box is well fitting for the outdoors, isn't it? I had a wood card box at my graduation party that my dad made for me, and it was fantastic having such a sturdy box for all of my cards. Plus, you can reuse the box for whatever other celebrations you have that may need a card box.
15. We Are So Proud Of You Banner
This cute banner is a great way to show your graduate how proud of them you are! This banner looks great paired with other decor items, such as lights, or the burlap banner listed above.
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