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Graduation Photo Booth Party Props

Photo booths have become such a staple at extravagant events; weddings, bar mitzvahs and milestone birthday parties all seem to have photo booths complete with a professional photographer and lots of silly props.

The good news is that you don't need to rent a professional-level photo booth to take some great pics for your event! For a graduation party, I thought it would be fun to have an area set up to take photos like in a photo booth so guests can capture the moment (and share it on social media, of course). To make sure the photo booth is completely equipped, I wanted to print out some fun props that are on theme of a high school or college graduation.

I basically just printed out fun shapes on thicker card stock (not too thick; it still ran through my printer OK) that reminded me of graduation and celebrating that milestone. Some other fun ideas would be a graduation cap, diploma, glasses, your school mascot — basically anything you can think of!

I of course went with 2015 to commemorate the Class of 2015. Long popsicle sticks would work as the base of the props, as do patterend paper straws with fun colors and shapes. Feel free to customize these to fit your school colors and graduation party theme.



And don't forget to make a fun hashtag to share all these photos on Instagram and Facebook! Congrats to the Class of 2015! 

  • Assorted print-outs of graduation sayings, symbols and shapes (Look for stencils, printables and clip art online to print out)
  • Cardstock in your school colors
  • Paper straws or lollipop sticks
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors

After you find the images you want to print out, make sure they are big enough to be cut out on card stock and used on a stick as a prop. Look for images with clear lines and text.

Print the images out on the cardstock. Carefully cut out the images, being sure to take your time and cut along the lines of the images.

Once you have all the letters, numbers, and symbols cut out, use the washi tape to tape them to the pattered straws. Place the props around the graduation party in fun vases or mason jars for guests to use to take pictures with, or set up a pop-up photo booth station for guests to snap away! 


More Fun Graduation Ideas:

Graduation Gift Baskets from 1-800 Baskets

Congratulations Popcorn Gifts from The Popcorn Factory

Graduation Flower Arrangements from 1-800 Flowers

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