Each year millions of students across the country eagerly anticipate walking across the stage on graduation day. This year students will miss the opportunity to walk across the stage and receive their diploma. Therefore, it is important to still celebrate these students and everything they have accomplished. So this May and June, gather your friends and family virtually and celebrate the graduate in your family. I have rounded ten awesome virtual graduation party ideas that will create everlasting memories. Host a mini graduation ceremony in your home and stream it online for your friends and family. Coordinate a graduation car parade with noisemakers and congratulations signs. Throw a “taco about graduate” virtual graduation party at home and stream it online. Even though we are social distancing right now, we can still commemorate these special moments. Scroll down below to discover more ways to celebrate the graduate in your life with a virtual graduation party.
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Virtual Graduation Party Ideas
Host a Mini Graduation Ceremony
If the school is not hosting a virtual graduation ceremony, host one in your living room or backyard. Send out a virtual graduation invitation to friends and family. Decorate your living room or backyard with a red carpet or line the walkway with balloons in the school’s colors. Order a certificate of completion just for the ceremony. Ask a teacher or school counselor to say their name as they walk across the red carpet and few kind words about the graduate. Make the experience extra special by asking family or friends to say a graduation speech.
Create a Video Montage
Take a trip down memory lane of your past four years in college or high school with a video montage. Ask friends and family to comment on the past four years in a short video with a speech, funny story, or a song. Then compile all the video footage and pictures to create a graduation video montage.
Graduation Cap Decorating Contest
Host a graduation cap decorating contest with your friends and family. A couple of weeks before the graduation party, mail out graduation cap to participants or ask the party guests to order a cap online. Have the participants at home and virtually compete in a graduation cap decorating contest. Let the graduate decide who has the best graduation cap and the winner gets a fun prize.
Throw A Virtual Zoom Party
Invite your family and friends to celebrate the graduate with a virtual party. Decorate your home with festive graduation party decor from a gold fringe backdrop and congrats grad tassel balloon. Play a fun round of karaoke or get crafty with these temporary graduation tattoos.
At Home Graduation Party IDeas
Taco Graduation Party
Put a new spin on taco night with a taco theme graduation dinner party. Celebrate the graduate with a “taco about a graduate “party. Order tacos from the graduate’s favorite restaurant or make their favorite tacos at home. Transform your home into a taco restaurant with fiesta decor from “taco about grad” balloons, fiesta balloon garland, and personalized fiesta banner. Treat the graduate to a taco pinata filled with fun trinkets. Record the entire party on Snapchat with this fiesta graduation Snapchat filter.
Say congratulations with a delicious dessert bar. Create a dessert bar filled with the graduate’s favorite treats. Customize every treat to be a graduation theme from personalized chocolate wrappers and customized cartoon graduation cookies. Take turns trying to break this chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate-covered pretzels.
Memorialize this special day with a DIY photo booth in your home. Take gorgeous photos that will last forever with black and gold balloon garland or a Friends photo booth backdrop. Take photos with a photo frame prop and 2020 foil balloons. Celebrate this day with a customized graduation Snapchat filter so you can share this moment with your friends and family at home.
Graduation gift ideas
Give the graduate a gift they will love and truly appreciate. Put a smile on any graduate’s face with a pizza gift box full of money or a graduation gift box. Ask your family to mail their gifts in advance so they can open their gifts on camera.
Host A Graduate Parade
Coordinate a graduation car parade with the graduate’s closet friends and family. Meet up at a local gas station or parking lot at a certain time. Make sure to remind everyone to bring gifts, flowers, signs, and noisemakers. Set the stage for a festive parade on your front lawn with graduation yard signs. Put a big graduation banner on your garage door and a graduation sign on the front door. Celebrate all the graduates in your class or family with a class graduation picture yard sign. Add a balloon garland over the front porch or garage door for a festive touch.
Celebrate the graduate with a fun game night. Head to the backyard to play tic-tac-toe or a game of cards with this customized graduation card set. Play a fun round of “How well do you know me “ game or graduation bingo with your friends on Zoom.