Gorgeous Graduation Decor: Trendy Ideas for the Class of 2014

Graduating from high school or college is an impressive feat that deserves to be celebrated. After four years of studying, exams, papers and classes, it's time to let loose, and celebrate with family and friends. 

Graduation parties are all about honoring the student who made it through those years of hard work and dedication. So for a graduation party, be sure to set the mood with fun and personalized decor that reflects the guest of honor. 

Decorating in school colors is always a classic way to go, but repping the graduation year adds a fun touch of decor as well. And don't forget about some of the fun and trendy elements that are big in party decor right now. Some are totally DIY, some you can buy, and others you can take inspiration from some custom-made decorations on Etsy, and personalize them yourself! 

Take a look at some of our favorite decoration ideas for the class of 2014, and get inspired to create a fun and festive party for your grad! 


  • 2014 Balloons

    Highlight the important graduation year with this DIY 2014 balloon idea. Fill the balloons with helium, and use a bold school color to spell out 2014, like this craft from Studio DIY. Stick to one color for all of the numbers so that it can easily be read.

  • Class of 2014 Bunting

    Bunting always makes a strong impression, and is still very much in for 2014. For a rustic country vibe, hang this cloth bunting that boasts the Class of 2014 from Crafts by Ashlie on Etsy. Or, you can make your own!

  • Glitter Table Numbers

    Who doesn't love glitter? Add some sparkle and pizzazz to your graduation dessert or food table with these sparkly numbers. You can DIY some cardboard numbers from the local craft store, like this project featured on Reason to Come Home.

  • Graduation Tassel Garland

    Hang some colorful tassel garland in your school colors. You can buy a strand, like this adorable black and gold garland from A Princess Practically on Etsy, or make some yourself using tissue paper.

  • Inspirational Chalkboard Sign

    Chalkboard designs are still very on trend for the class of 2014, and can be super easy to create and customize. Write an inspirational saying, like a quote from Dr. Suess' "Oh, The Places You'll Go," or a song lyric. Or, you can buy the sign with a design already on it, like this chalkboard sign from Country Folks Creation on Etsy.

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  • Personalized Chocolate Bar Wrappers

    Although chocolate bars are technically a dessert, the wrappers are too cute not to be considered decor. Customize yours with this super trendy gold foil confetti print from Tableau Party on Etsy. You can use on any candy bar you'd like!

  • Class of 2014 Cupcake Toppers

    Add a pop of decor to some cupcakes with these adorable printable cupcake toppers from Design Dyer on Etsy. For just a few dollars, you have a piece of custom decor!

  • DIY Clothespin Photo Wall

    Reflect on all of the milestone moments throughout the graduate's life with this easy and personalized DIY clothespin photo wall. Just take some clothespins, string and hang a bunch of family photos and memorable trinkets. This simple DIY from Coordinated Kate makes a big statement for virtually no money!.

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