Graduation party theme ideas

Whether you’re graduating from high school or college, allow us to be the first to say “Con-grad-ulations!”

This is the start of a whole new chapter, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to PARTY!

Just like the life ahead of you, your graduation party is filled with potential. But when you can do or be anything, how do you possibly choose?

That’s where we come in!

As the premiere Orlando photo booth rental company, we’ve been to more events than we can count, so it’s safe to say that we know a good party when we see one! In this article, we’ll give you some of our top graduation party ideas so you can have the time of your life.


Graduation Party Themes

Your graduation party is the culmination of years of hard work and focus. It’s also a way to mark your passage into adulthood.

Such a momentous occasion deserves more than a few balloons and a “Congratulations!” banner, don’t you think?

graduation photo

Graduation Fiesta

Starting off with a classic graduation party theme.

You’re now one degree warmer (get it?), so take things south of the border with a fiesta-themed grad party!

Everyone loves Mexican food, so set up the buffet table with a make-your-own taco station, different kinds of salsa, and/or an agua fresca bar.

If you’re renting a photo booth (and you totally should!) props should be easy to find. Think sombreros, cactuses, and llamas.

photo booth props displayed on table


The world is your oyster, so make it your graduation party theme as well!

Decorate with vintage suitcases, maps, and globes, or pick a specific country and plan your party around the culture.

Vintage travel photo props will help accessorize your photos, but for the ultimate grad party photo booth idea, set up a Green Screen background and let your guests travel around the world—virtually, of course.


If you’re heading to college on a sports scholarship, a sports themed graduation party honors your past as well as your future.

Decorate with your school colors (or your favorite team’s) and serve traditional “game time” snacks, such as burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and other fan favorites.

From football to basketball and beyond, we have plenty of photo booth props to reflect your athletic abilities.


Black and Gold

If you’re more “color palette” than “cohesive theme,” you can’t go wrong with the classic duo of black and gold.

Not only does it create a classy, upscale theme, most graduation party decorations come in either black or gold. (It’s also the school colors for UCF.)

For your photo booth, we recommend our black and gold geometric backdrop, which has gorgeous Art Deco vibes.

roaring 20s photo


It’s a classic ‘90’s sitcom that has stood the test of time…which means there are a plethora of party decorations!

Visit Etsy for a customized banner proclaiming your party as “The One Where We Graduate” and serve favorites like trifle (a good one!), chocolate chip cookies, or classic New York-style pizza.

Because the show has so many classic quotes, finding great photo booth props is easy!

Could this day BE any more special?

Stranger Things

You’re heading into a new, unfamiliar stage of your life, which means things are bound to feel a little “strange.” But before your life gets turned “upside down,” have a big party!

Decorate with colorful Christmas lights, red uplights, and set up a playlist with the best ‘80s tunes (Kate Bush, anyone?)

And as for the buffet table, you gotta include Eggo waffles!

Because the show is so popular, there are hundreds of selections for Stranger Things props, from demogorgon balloons to Christmas-light backdrops. (Don’t want to buy one? Our vinyl  wood-look backdrop features a string of Christmas lights for the perfect “Joyce Byers” vibe.)


You don’t need to wait until October to get a little spooky!

You and your friends can dance, dance, dance, with your hands, hands, hands over your head all night long. Decorations are easy: simply break out the Halloween decorations and include plenty of black details (balloons, streamers, etc.)

In the photo booth, this is the perfect chance to use Halloween props, or allow us to create a custom Wednesday collection just for you!

Garden Party

Whether you’re heading off to an Ivy League school, or just love all things floral, a garden party is a classy way to celebrate the transition into adulthood.

Decorate with plenty of flowers for a springtime vibe and serve finger foods on the lawn.

Any of our photo booths will work perfectly with this theme, but few backdrops work as well as our faux hedge wall. Mimicking the ivy-covered walls of a university, this thing looks and feels like the real deal. Plus, you can customize it with your favorite colors or initials.

We Bring the Fun!

Years of hard work have all led up to this moment. Make sure you give it the celebration you deserve!

No matter which of these graduation party ideas you choose, we can provide the props, attendant, and more.

At Photobooth Rocks, our amazing team has only one thing in mind: make your graduation party a blast. From start to finish, we have the ideas, resources, and energy to get your event off on the right foot and keep the fun going all night.

Contact us today to get started!

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