Graduation Party Centerpieces

Graduation Party Centerpieces are ideal for your grad’s special day. After all those hard years work – school is almost out and graduates are brimming with excitement. That moment of throwing their graduation cap into the air is within touching distance. Make your graduate center stage by hosting a special party for them. Get some special balloons for the occasion. You’ll want to make a special centerpiece for the table to really honor their achievement.

You could choose to get a fish bowl and fill it with gold candy, then top this off with a mortar board made from card stock. Mason jars are also fantastic to make decorative pieces with.

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas

1. Graduation Cap Flower Arrangement

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
Celebrate your graduate’s achievements with a special centerpiece: the graduation cap flower arrangement. It’s a perfect mix of elegance and graduation-themed fun. First, find a graduation cap in their school colors or a classic black one. Then, gather fresh flowers in matching colors, like roses, carnations, and daisies. Remove the cap’s tassel and fill it with floral foam. Cut the flower stems and arrange them in the foam. You can also add greenery or a ribbon for extra decoration. Place the arrangement on a tray or table for a stunning centerpiece. You can also use it as a showpiece on a dessert table or gift display. Your guests will love this unique and colorful way to celebrate your graduate’s big moment.

2. Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
A Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece is an easy and affordable decoration for a party. You don’t need to be an expert crafter to make one.To make it more stable for outdoor use, use double-sided tape to secure the bucket to the ground. You can also use real flowers if you use wet foam.


  • paper lanterns
  • glue gun
  • buckets
  • floral foam
  • wood dowels
  • decorations
  • ribbon
  • toothpicks
  • flowers.


To make the centerpiece, glue the foam to the bottom of the bucket, assemble the lanterns, and attach them to the dowels. Make tiny bows and use them to cover the dowels. Cut out decorations and glue them to toothpicks. Stick these into the floral foam. Finally, add cut flowers and pearls for an extra touch.

3. Lit Mason Jars

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
Illuminate your graduation party with a Mason Jar centerpiece that will brighten any room. Transform ordinary Mason Jars by capping them with graduation caps made by yourself. Add a touch of magic by adding mini fairy lights. You’ll have a stunning DIY centerpiece that will impress your guests.

4. Ferrero Rocher Centerpiece

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
Make your graduation party to the next level with this eye-catching centerpiece: the Ferrero Rocher Grad Cap Cake Table Accent. With just a few simple materials, including a Styrofoam ball, toothpicks, and Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy, you can create a stunning display that will impress your guests. Give it a touch of elegance and shine by spray painting the foam circle in gold. And to top it off, add a paper cap in the shape of a graduation cap – the perfect finishing touch to celebrate your big achievement.

5. Upcycled Jars

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
Graduation Party Centerpieces can be made by upcycling jars and decorating them in the colors of your choice.

6. Fishbowl Centerpiece

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
Make your graduation party centerpieces stand out with this simple but stylish idea. Take a medium-sized fish bowl and fill it with shiny gold foil-wrapped sweets. Top it off with a black cardboard graduation cap for the perfect finishing touch. Your guests will be impressed by this unique and eye-catching centerpiece. Perfect for any DIY graduation party!

7. Tall Glass Favors

7 Grad-tastic Centerpiece Ideas
A tall glass is topped with a black graduation cap made from black card to create this centerpiece which can double up as a favor if you add sweets in the grads colors.

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  1. How do you attach the Ferrero Rocher chocolates to the styrofoam ball for the graduation centerpiece ?

    • Hi Liz, thanks for visiting. You can put a little dot of hot glue on the foam ball to attach each sweet. Hope that helps, Bev 🙂

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