10 Unconventional Party Themes to Celebrate Your Grad

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10 Unconventional Party Themes to Celebrate Your Grad

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March 29 2022


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 your favorite specialty buffets or bars for your very special grad.

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

  1. Coffee and Donuts

    Rise and shine! It's time to party! Set up a table with coffee, creamers, syrups, and other add-ins. Include a variety of donuts, fresh fruit, and pirouette cookies.

  2. Sports

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

  3. Ice Cream Party

    Visit Hy-Vee to stock up on ice cream, assorted cones, garnishes, toppings, and serve ware. 

  4. One Smart Cookie

    Did someone say cookie? Offer multiple varieties 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 favorite locations or places your grad plans to visit.

  6. Garden Party

    Go green for the grad. Decorate rooms with seasonal plants and colorful flowers. Find beautiful options in the Hy-Vee Floral Department.

  7. Star of the Show

    Lights, camera, action! Keep phones and laptops ready for the biggest stars of the community to virtually attend the party.

  8. Pizza Party

    Nothing says "Party!" like a pizza pie topped with your favorite ingredients. 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.