How to Throw a Graduation Party! DIY Shine Bright Party Favors and Graduation Hat Photo Backdrop
The future is bright for graduates! See how you can throw a Graduation party that’s all about shining bright.
I’ve been thinking about this graduation year for a long time. Not only do I have a graduate to celebrate, I actually have TWO graduates! Graduation this year might look a little different, but we’re still going to celebrate this accomplishment.
Shine Bright Graduates
Shine bright, like a lightbulb!
DIY Tassel Lightbulb Gifts
If you want to show how graduates shine bright, this DIY Tassel Lightbulb is perfect.
Shine Bright Supplies
- Plastic screw off lightbulbs
- Tassel keychains
- Hot glue
This DIY really couldn’t be simpler. Remove the keychain ring from the tassel keychain. Then unscrew the plastic lightbulb. Hot glue the top of the keychain inside the top of the lightbulb. Screw the lightbulb back together.
Easy peasy, and you have this fun lightbulb tassel graduate gift or party favor.
I ended up making about a dozen of these! It was convenient that the keychains I ordered came in a dozen and so did the lightbulbs.
Shine bright graduates!
The Tassel was Worth the Hassle
What else do you need at a graduation party? A photo backdrop!
DIY Graduation Hat
Next to tassels, graduation hats, mortarboards, are an iconic symbol of graduation. After using tassels for the Shine Bright Lightbulbs, I knew I wanted to use graduation hats for my photo backdrop.
Graduation Hat Photo Backdrop Supplies
- Roll of ivory gossamer
- Felt graduation mortarboard hats
- Gold tassel garland
- Hot glue
The first step was sliding the tassels off the garland and attaching one to each of the graduation hats. While the graduation hats had tassels on them, I wanted tassels that made a bigger impact. It was easy to staple one tassel to the center of each hat.
The next step was to attach the hats to the gossamer. My photo backdrop is three rows of hats with 4 hats in each row. I laid the hats out on the floor to decide how large to cut the gossamer. With the gossamer cut I just used hot glue to attach the hats, with a dab of hot glue in the corner of each hat.
You can hang the photo backdrop either horizontally or vertically, your choice.
The future is bright! I had a lot of fun getting my senior to pose with these shades. The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.
With plenty of tassels and graduation hats, I went with primary black, white, and gold for the plates, cups, and other decorations. I also got some battery powered accent bulb string lights to hang up and go with my shine bright theme.
Class of 2020 Face Mask
What’s more timely for the class of 2020 than a face mask?
I got the twins each a custom ‘Class of 2020’ face mask from Mask Market. Want your own mask? Enter to get one free! Of course yours doesn’t have to say ‘Class of 2020,’ it’s your custom mask!
I’m ready to celebrate my graduates with a fun DIY party!
Want more DIY graduation ideas? See how you can make a Graduation Wreath or this silly Graduation Gift Toolkit.
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