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Unique Graduation Ideas for Class of 2013

If you are bored of the same old graduation party ideas and are looking for something unique and special to feature at your event, check out some of these ideas for inspiration. 

Give the Keys of Success

Chris Nease featured this unique idea for a graduation party. When celebrate the grad’s success, encourage them a little but reminding success takes a little bit of work, determination and the right set of “keys” to open doors of opportunity.


Create this frame with unique and different keys for a DIY décor piece that’ll certainly become the focal point of your party.

Edible Nutella Diploma

Cupcakes with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have become the unofficial dessert for graduation parties. If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, here’s a cute treat we created that has Nutella which is sure to be loved by all.


This dessert resembles diplomas for a sweet way to enjoy dessert. 

Notes of Encouragement and Well Wishes

The new grad will be excited of their big accomplishment but if there journey doesn’t end there and they are moving on to the next chapter, offer some encouragement. 


At your graduation party, leave out an oversized mason jar with cute papers and pens. Guests can leave the young grad their well wishes for them to read and feel loved by all the people who are wishing them luck. Check out this idea.

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