Here are some fun Graduation Party Ideas with a DIY dessert bar, cake, cookies and balloon arch. This one smart cookie themed party for high school grad is easy to recreate at home.

Graduation Party Ideas with dessert bar and DIY balloon arch

Fun Graduation Party Ideas

My son is graduating from high school this June. I hope you love these fun ideas from a quick, last-minute dessert table I decorated to celebrate him and his friends. I had so much fun decorating this graduation party table!

It’s hard to believe Jack is all grown up. It didn’t seem that long ago he was playing with his light saber, playing with LEGOs and going to kindergarten. Now he’s off to college in a few months!

As you can tell, he chose Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes!!! I’m excited because both my aunt and I went there too. Lots of great memories for us and we can’t wait to visit him for football games and more.

One Smart Cookie Graduation Party

I went with the theme of “One Smart Cookie” along with his college colors. Without much time, it’s easy to fill a dessert table up with a bunch of cookies. Plus, it always looks adorable too!

Graduation Party One Smart Cookie Sign
One Smart Cookie Graduation Party Ideas

Most of what used on the table are store bought. Lusie’s Sweet Art made the most adorable Pistol Pete cookies and graduation cookie pops.

Graduation Oklahoma State Cookies

I’m so very proud of Jack and excited for him to enter a new stage of life. Even though he is 6’3″, I still think of him as my little boy who loved wearing his Batman and Star Wars costume.

Congrats Jack!!! We’re very proud of the kind, funny, responsible, talented man you have become and excited about graduation and beyond.

Graduation Party mom and son

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Graduation Party Dessert Table

Here are some details of Jack’s graduation party dessert table. Enjoy some fun cookie themed inspiration!

Graduation Party Dessert Table

I transformed my kitchen into an Oklahoma State orange and black party! With various heights of platters and cake stands, I thought it turned out super cute!

Of course the OSU sugar cookies were the highlight of the day.

Graduation Party Pistol Pete Cookies

Cute Cookie Pops

If you are ordering sugar cookies for a graduation party, ask if some can be made into pops. Cookie pops look adorable in a jar of candy or on display as a cake topper.

Graduation Party Cookie Pops

For a quick and easy party, get store bought cakes and decorate with cookie pops and graduation party decor.

Graduation Party Cake Oklahoma State
Graduation Cake with Oklahoma State Cookie Pops

Don’t forget to share photos of your graduate!

Graduation Party Senior Photo

Orange and Black OREO Cookies

When you need a pop of color, layer frosting and OREO cookies to make cute party themed colored cookies.

Orange and Black OREO cookies

How Do You Make a Balloon Arch?

Wondering how to make a balloon arch? It’s easy with this –> balloon arch strip.

Blow up balloons in various sizes, then attach to the strip and tack to the wall. It’s super easy, but takes a while to make depending on how big you want your balloon arch.

Graduation Party Ideas with dessert bar and DIY balloon arch.

I’m excited for these graduating high school seniors! Congratulations! Way to go guys!!!

friends at graduation party

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  1. Love the theme!! My daughter graduates this year. You married the two themes and kept it simple.

    Can you please share the template or link to the template, “Your one smart cookie Jack.” I’ve seen the sign but not one to match a color theme and one with different cookies to spell cookie.

  2. I love the smart cookie theme! My daughter is graduating too. This is perfect timing for my party planning. Thank you!

  3. Ahhh! My nephew is graduating this year and this is going to be so handy! Thank you!

  4. What a fabulous party! I have a 16 year old now and it won’t be long until I can do this for him!

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