10 Unique Party Themes to Celebrate Your Grad

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10 Unique Party Themes to Celebrate Your Grad

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April 5 2023


Who says you need to lean on school colors to celebrate your grad? Anything can be a theme! If you have a jock, lean into their love of sports with a themed dessert bar. Crazy about tacos or pizza? Throw an over-the-top party centered around those foods. Want to make it even easier on yourself? Let us take care of all your catering needs. Order one of Hy-Vee's specialty buffets or bars to celebrate your very special grad.

For more graduation tips, tricks and ideas, view our Graduation Guide.

  1. Coffee and Donuts

    Rise and shine — it's party time! Set up a table with coffee, creamers, syrups and other add-ins for your guests to make their favorite specialty coffee. Include a variety of bakery-fresh donuts, fresh fruit and pirouette cookies.

  2. Sports

    Hut, hut, hike! This graduation game plan will make you the MVP of party planning. Use your grad's favorite sport as the theme and feature sports-inspired food, drink and decor.

  3. Ice Cream Party

    Stock up on individual ice cream cups, assorted cones, garnishes and toppings for your guests to create their own sundaes.

  4. One Smart Cookie

    Did someone say cookie? Let your guests choose from a variety from the Hy-Vee Bakery. Round out your theme with a milk bar!

  5. Adventure Awaits

    Oh, the places they'll go! Adorn walls and tables with pictures of your grad's favorite locations or places they plan to visit.

  6. You Grow Grad!

    Go green for the grad! Use succulents as centerpieces and decorate rooms with colorful flowers from Hy-Vee Floral.

  7. Sushi Honor Roll

    Plan the perfect party for your sushi-loving scholar! Order a variety of sushi or seafood party platters to make your party worthy of the honor roll. 

  8. Pizza Party

    Nothing says "party!" like a pizza party! Choose your grad's favorite pizzas, plus salads and sides from Hy-Vee. 

  9. Sugar Shack

    For the grad with a sweet tooth, serve delectable cupcakes, cookies and candy. Add pop and flair with bright and colorful decorations.

  10. Taco-Bout a Future

    This taco bar from Hy-Vee, with hard and soft shells, seasoned beef or chicken, select toppings, sides and desserts, will please a casual crowd.