If you’re planning a graduation party, I’m willing to bet the party planning snuck up on you. I know for me the idea that there’s only two weeks left of school has left me spinning a bit. Our cozy little routine is about to be completely upended. My summer goal? Keep my girls off their phones. Probably easier said than done!

Anyway, I’ve sourced black and gold graduation party decoration ideas for you. These are mostly from places that it should be easy to order online and have your items arrive quickly. I’ve focused on black and gold, but it would be really cute to add in your graduate’s school colors.

Black and gold graduation party ideas by The Party Teacher

Happy planning! (And if you have questions about throwing together your graduation party, let me know in the comments section.)


  1. Two-sided photo invitation – Designs for Print on Etsy
  2. 2018 watermark invitation – Eden Creative Studio on Etsy
  3. Graduation invitation – Eden Creative Studio on Etsy
  4. Modern BBQ invitation – Weddings by Susan on Etsy
  5. Mortar board invitation – Prettiest Print Shop on Etsy
  6. Calligraphy invitation – Berry Berry Sweet on Etsy
  7. BBQ invitation – Star Stream Design on Etsy
  8. Photo invitation – Savant Design on Etsy

Graduation party invitations - curated by The Party Teacher


  1. Welcome sign – Jellyfish Printables on Etsy
  2. Gold glitter banner – Amazon
  3. 2018 balloon set (42 inches high) – Amazon
  4. Gold glitter dot garland (13 feet) – Amazon
  5. Gold confetti balloons (set of 32) – Amazon
  6. Mortar board balloon – Stesha Party on Etsy
  7. Year by year photo banner – Party Happier on Etsy
  8. Satin ribbon garland – The Party Teacher’s shop – I can make these in any school color combo, just ask me!

Graduation party decor curated by The Party Teacher

Dining Table Decor

  1. Gold blossom placemats – Party City
  2. White dinner plates – Target
  3. Charcoal salad plates – World Market
  4. Gold forks – World Market
  5. Hashtag graduation cocktail napkins – When It Rains Paper on Etsy
  6. Personalized photo confetti – Parfetti on Etsy
  7. Jones cream soda
  8. Pennant centerpiece flags – Charming Touch Parties on Etsy

Graduation party plan - dining table ideas by The Party Teacher

Dress Up Your Treats

  1. Graduation cupcake toppers – We Love a Party on Etsy
  2. Chocolate bar wrappers – Studio 120 Underground on Etsy
  3. Fondant graduate cake topper – Called and Chosen on Etsy
  4. Monogrammed ice cream cup – Bay Bays Boutique on Etsy
  5. Congrats cake topper – Chicago Factory
  6. Owl graduation porcelain cake topper – Mais E Poi Mais

Ideas to dress up your graduation treats curated by The Party Teacher

Party Favors

These party favor ideas represent a mix of ages. Candy works for all ages, but I think the wishing bracelets would be cute for your daughter’s besties while the personalized star wands are super fun for your Pre-K grads.

  1. Mortar board favor boxes (set of 12) – White Tulip Boutique on Etsy
  2. Wishing bracelet – Wishlets on Etsy
  3. Star wands – Dazzling Expressions on Etsy
  4. Personalized candy jars – Sweet Party Goodies on Etsy
  5. Graduation favor bags – Stamps Jubilee – little paper sacks like this are great for giving cookies as party favors
  6. Gumball tube favor tags – Cualtzin Creations on Etsy

Graduation party favor ideas curated by The Party Teacher

Questions? Ask away in the comments section.

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