“BEE ANYTHING” GRADUATION PARTY THEME

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.

bee hive cake for bee graduation party theme and ideas

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.

invitations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

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.

invitations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

invitations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

Those same honeybees can be found buzzing around the boho wreath on the invitation insert. 

invitations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

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.

honey nut snack mix for bee graduation party theme and ideas

bee hive cake for bee graduation party theme and ideas

Decorations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

Decorations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

honey mustard potato salad

Decorations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

Decorations for bee graduation party theme and ideas

bee hive cake for bee graduation party theme and ideas

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!

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