When my youngest daughter graduated from high school, I was at a loss for how to theme the celebration party. But the moment I laid eyes on a cute tin bucket with a bee stenciled on the front of it, I knew exactly what direction to take. Today, I’m sharing a graduation party theme and ideas that I hope will inspire you to create a party that leaves your friends buzzing.
When it comes to any themed party, it’s important to set the tone right from the start. Much like I did in throwing a Neverland Themed Baby Shower for my oldest daughter, I wanted to incorporate the party theme from the very start for this bee-themed event. That is exactly what I did in creating the invitations for this party.
Invitations | Graduation Party Theme and Ideas
I custom created my own invitations using digital assets I purchased online. Our invitations were printed by a professional photo lab.
The graduation announcement features a full color image of my daughter with a rose gold foil overlay depicting her graduation year. On the back of the announcement, I printed a Bible verse that fits perfectly with the theme. I also included a few honeybees.
Those same honeybees can be found buzzing around the boho wreath on the invitation insert.
After the invitations were addressed and sealed, I used a piece of color-coordinating washi tape to add a fun embellishment to the card. Our friends and family loved receiving these in the mail and it gave them a little hint about our theme. A theme that we took full advantage of in planning our menu.
Menu | Graduation Party Theme and Ideas
Given our bee theme, there was an obvious tie-in for what direction our menu should take. We made sure to incorporate honey in as many of our menu items as we could. Here’s what we served:
- Turkey Burgers and Hot Dogs on Honey Wheat Buns
- Honey Nut Snack Mix (peanut butter filled pretzels, honey nut cereal, mini marshmallows, cheese crackers & honey roasted almonds)
- Honey Mustard Potato Salad
- Pepper Slaw with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette
- Sweet Honey White Sangria
- Honey Lime Margaritas
- Almond Cake with Honey Buttercream (created by a local baker)
- Homemade Salted Honey Ice Cream
Details | Graduation Party Theme and Ideas
Here’s a glimpse at how it all came together on the day of the party.
I hope that you’ve been inspired by this ‘ bee anything’ graduation party theme and ideas. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have in the comments!