See how stylist, Chris from, used Pear Tree Greetings’ graduation products to create these classic graduation party ideas!

Graduation season is just about 6 weeks away for college, and a couple of months for high school, so it’s time to start planning! I’m excited to share this styling project that I worked on for Pear Tree Greetings in order to showcase ideas inspired by their faux foil triangles graduation invitation. The key design features I incorporated into this modern-classic graduation party were the classic black and gold color scheme, the graphic triangles, and photos & circles that complement the invitations.

I also added a few whimsical details like “graduation cap” bottle toppers, and “diploma” roll napkins. I’ll be sharing some tutorials for some of these projects this week so stayed tuned. For now let me tell you about the overall decor.

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  • Utilizing some of the Gold Faux Foil Party Decorations from Pear Tree Greetings {photo circle cutouts in various sizes} I made floral picks that highlight the guest of honor.
  • I made a chair swag with more of the circles. This can designate the seat for the graduate, of course.
  • Visit Celebrations At Home post to see all the Table Setting details.

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  • For the cupcakes, I make graphic triangle toppers that relate back to the invitation. I framed one of the invitations for a coordinating display, and I’ll be sharing the triangle toppers DIY this week.
  • For the napkins, I used Pear Tree Greetings’ Photo With Class Graduation Napkins.
  • Visit Celebrations At Home post to see all the Table Setting details.

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  • Similar to showers and weddings, you’ll need a table for gifts and well wishes. Pear Tree Greetings has coordinating cards that guests can fill out and drop into a box for the graduate. These are a little different in that they invite you to write down a memory you have of the guest of honor. I like the idea because depending on the person writing, it can be sweet and sentimental, or funny and maybe even embarrassing. They can be read aloud during the party before a toast is given.
  • You can also have room for gifts and cards to be placed on the table.

For more graduation party ideas, keep reading our blog or start shopping for your graduation invitations plus matching graduation party decorations!