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Preschool Grad Party Decorations: ABC's

Decorate your preschooler's graduation party using the classroom as inspiration. From the alphabet around the walls to the chalkboard that's front and center, a colorful preschool graduation party focusing on the lessons of the year is a fantastic way to celebrate this first school milestone!

By incorporating this English Studies basic into your party theme, you are also giving your child (and his or her guests) a head start on the fundamentals of reading and writing. So they're not only having a grand time celebrating the start of the school year, they're also stealthily getting a mini lesson plan. Trust us, it's so much easier to remember the letter "C" for cookie when you're biting into a warm crumble cookie. And after all, isn't learning so much more fun outside of the classroom?!

Bursts of primary colors - red, blue and yellow - are an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your space. Create a table for all the goodies you'll be serving and incorporate plates, cups, and accents in this color scheme.

Blocks are a staple of any young child's toy bin and 1st classroom. We used the toys as decorations on both our table display and chalkboard sign.

Get your chalkboard sign to stand out even more by working your child's name into the display. Again, we used blocks to spell out our special grad's name.

The ABC's play such a big part of a preschooler's first school year. Keep those lessons fun and engaging even after they've graduated by incorporating the letters of the alphabet into your party. We dressed up ordinary red plastic cups by gluing ABC ribbon around each one.

We also added printed signs to all of our plates of goodies for the kids. Really make these school-themed by using the printing paper young kids practice forming letters on!

Banners and garlands are standard decor at most any celebration. Make this one for your graduation party special by personalizing it with your preschoolers name. He will love walking into a room and knowing the party is all about him.

In addition to spelling out your child's name, the banner can also show pictures that represent favorite preschool activities or things learned throughout the year.

Make your own banner by printing out individual letters on sheets of colored card stock. You can also use bought letters (or cut them out of patterned paper or fabric) glued on to pennant-shaped pieces of fabric.

If you are not feeling crafty or simply do not have time, you can buy a handmade banner that is customized for the party and your child.

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