My sister just graduated, and I really wanted to throw her a BBQ themed graduation party. I decided to bring the barbeque inside with some pretty simple decorating tricks.
This BBQ graduation party was so easy and festive! Using just a few easy decorating tricks, I was able to bring the outdoors in and create a fantastic graduation party that matched my invites perfectly!
All of the graduation ideas featured here are perfect for an outdoor party, too!
It all started with these great invites from Pear Tree Greetings. There are tons of graduation announcements to choose from, but I just love this red. The return labels are so cute too. And as part of my gift to my little sis, a addressed the thank you envelopes for her!
I used an old pair of cowboy boots to make the tablescape a little more rustic, and used red utensils and napkins to match the invitations.
Burgers and ribs just like from the grill, but from the oven! I just love these food labels. Everything is better on a stick, including these cute food markers. Keep the line moving by taking out the guesswork for your guests while dressing up your buffet. They make me want to try one of each...ok, maybe two!
Easy finger foods like full dill pickles and fries in a cone are great for easy grabbing and make you feel like you’re at an outdoor fair rather than in a home.
Also foolproof, these folded labels are just printed two to an 8.5 sheet of paper. Fold the paper in half width-wise and cut in half!
I used an extra piece of burlap I had as a quickie table cloth. It really brings all the elements together, and is so cheap and durable - I can use it again and again, or toss if gets too dirty.
This is a fun twist on a guest book, and will leave the graduate with plenty of well wishes and encouraging words to send them into their next adventure. I found this large mason jar at Target, and simply tied a piece of this twine and printed & attached this good luck label with scotch tape. So simple!
Then I printed several copies of these well-wishes notes and cut the paper in thirds. I also pre-cut several pieces of string to keep the process easy for guests. This good luck jar was a great activity to have in the entry way so people could leave well wishes as they came or left.
I created my own twist on a banner I saw on Post Road Vintage. I love how it ties the cute invite, rugged burlap, and happy occasion all together perfectly. This banner is so charming and easy to customize, you'll want to make one for all your parties. Get creative with fabric and type and make it your own!
And for the cherry on top, an ice cream bar for dessert! Serving ice cream for dessert can be a tricky and time consuming, but not this time. Using these cute mason jars, I was able to pre scoop individual servings, so when it came time for treats, all I had to do was pull the tray out of the freezer! So easy and kids love to making their own sundaes.