With grads coming out of university, college, high school, elementary school and kindergarten, graduation parties are abounding. My youngest is graduating from preschool in a few weeks, so I might throw him a little party with some of his three-year-old friends, but I don't want to spend a ton of money on a party he'll only remember from seeing photos. Older kids might remember their party, but they probably need the money moving forward for other things, so keep your money in your wallet and check out these six ideas for throwing a money-wise graduation party.
Instead of investing in a huge expensive cake, make the treats yourself, and these are very easy to make and not to mention very inexpensive and totally cute! I could eat one right now! The geniuses over at Bakerella put these together.
DIY decor is as easy as making this large format paper diploma. Give it double duty as a decoration and place for others to place their well wishes and thoughts for the future. Of course, this idea comes from Martha Stewart.
Another great idea for tear-shedding decorations, is this photo garland. Start at preschool and work your way up to the grad photo. Kodak had this amazing idea and the how-to is on their site.
Need a fun game to play that is great for all ages? Outdoor twister only takes paint and grass and I bet you have both of those available. There is nothing more frugal than a game that requires very little to play. Just Us Girls shows you how.
Food is always an expensive part of the party, but if you do just finger food and keep it simple, you can save some money. These graduation cap sandwiches are not only cute, they look yummy and are not expensive to make. Sweetology 101 has a few different fun graduation party recipes for you to enjoy.
I love this idea for an inexpensive, yet personal and delicious graduation gift. This would suit any age and you can do it however you'd like based on what candy you have. I think I might make one for my boys for the end of the year.
Bargainmoosers, do you have any tips for throwing an expensive yet impressive graduation party? Share them with us in the comments below!
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