Whatever the age, what ever the reason for celebration… We have some of the best ways to entertain your guests at your next graduation party. Enjoy these 16 hilarious graduation games & activities for a graduation celebration. From stacking pennies to making sure you drop the tassel, there is something for everyone. So grab some friends and get ready to have some fun! Warning: Laughter included!
Pomp and circumstance has played, the gown was proudly worn, the grad cap was thrown and the diploma is rolled proudly. What’s next?! Other than planning for the future, it’s an important to celebrate the guest of honor. It doesn’t matter if you have a high school graduation party, a college graduation party (or even something younger), take a look at the best ways to host the best grad celebration.
How to Entertain at a Graduation Party
It’s important to entertain guests at a party. First welcome your guests with a drink. Have various food and appetizers around the room. Guests who have food in their belly are more likely to feel comfortable and more likely to engage.
More ideas for entertaining your guests include…
- Prepare ahead of time so you can be apart of the gathering.
- Introduce people you know to create conversation.
- Embrace spontaneity.
- Have background music.
- Have a running slide show of photographs.
- Have a photo booth.
- Decoration with décor that fits the theme and creates conversation.
- Allow your guests to help.
- Put together party activities
In addition to this list, amuse your guests with various games. It doesn’t have to be a three ring circus, but a party isn’t a party without a little fun!
There are plenty of ways to entertain at a party, but if you want to make it memorable you will include opportunities for guests to get to know one another, engage and laugh! That is what makes graduation games perfect! Having a resource that keeps your graduation party activities organized will guide you into creating the celebration your guests talk about for years to come.
What are some Graduation Games?
When it comes to creating games for a celebration, it is best to stick to a theme. A graduation party includes an easy theme – graduation. The best graduation games combine such objects as a tassel, graduation caps, pencils, diplomas and other fitting end of the year school props.
We’ve put together a few grad party games that fit the theme and include plenty of laughter. Best of all, each of these games can be accomplished quickly as they are only one minute long. Repeat as much as you would like to extend the length of the graduation activities.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Don’t Drop the Tassel
This game is simple, but so entertaining. All you need is a couple of graduation tassels and some popsicle sticks. Teams will race to pass the tassel without dropping it. Fastest team wins!
Supplies: Graduation Tassels, Popsicle Wooden Sticks (or straws)
Keep Your Grades Up
Making good grades is key to a successful school experience, so it makes sense that we include it in these graduation party games. In this game, guests will compete to see who can keep their balloons in the air the longest. Don’t let those “grades” drop!
Supplies: Balloons, Permanent Marker
Saying goodbye to school may or may not cause tears, but this game is sure to bring them out. Players must pull tissues from the Kleenex box as fast as possible. The goal? Have the most in your pile at the end of 60 seconds.
Supplies: Tissue boxes
Watch your income grow with this one-handed game of skill. Players must stack pennies as high as possible in one minute. The more pennies, the higher the stack – and the bigger the payout! Oh, and you can only use one hand. Simple, right?
In this classic game, see how many apples you can stack in 60 seconds. Best off all, you likely have these supplies in your kitchen!
Oh the Places You Will Go
Also known as Ping-Pong bounce. This traditional minute to win it game has a bit of a twist. Label the plastic cups with different places. See who can get the most ping-pong balls in their cups (places) in 60 seconds.
Supplies: Ping-Pong Balls, Plastic SOLO Cups, Sharpie Marker
If you have ever played a 60 second game before then you know face the cookie. Move a cookie from your forehead down to your chin and inside your mouth before time is up.
… and so many more!
In addition to the seven games we shared, we have nine more games with instructions and a supply list. Enjoy Minute to Win It games with fun names like…
Movin’ On Up
State of Fun
Don’t Blow It
Shoot for the Stars
In our graduation games sheets printable, each of these insanely fun games includes game directions and a supply list.
With so many entertaining options in this graduation party games pack you’ll have plenty of choices of what to play. From a kindergarten graduation to a college graduation, play these graduation games with any age group. No matter the age group, younger kids, teens and adults will all enjoy these 16 hilarious graduation party games.
Graduation Games Printable
Looking for fun and exciting graduation party games to keep your guests entertained? Look no further than these Graduation Minute to Win It Games! This printable game sheet includes 16 different games that are perfect for any graduation party. Whether you’re celebrating a high school graduate, college grad, or even an elementary school graduation, these games will add excitement to your party.
Though the guest list might look different for the different stages, these games can be played easily with guests from elementary age all the way to adults. If the game presents as a bit challenging, pair up in teams or groups. You can always pair a younger child with an older kid, teen or youth.
To get ready for your party, print out the Graduation Minute to Win It Game sheet so you have all 16 games at your fingertips. Choose the games that you want to play and use the supplies list on the last page to get the items you need. Then, set up a your game stations. And, of course, have a great time celebrating this momentous occasion!
With so many amusing games to play at a graduation party, there is something for everyone. Be sure to print out a copy of these printable graduation games so you can plan an epic party that all of your guests will enjoy. Get ready to have some memorable entertainment and celebrate the new graduate!
For more ideas on how to celebrate your graduation with helpful tips and hacks, check out our Graduation Party Ideas blog post on the subject to help the day go smoothly.
These ideas include…
- Graduation Party Decorations
- Graduation Invitations
- Graduation Party Crafts
- Graduation Party Food Ideas
- Graduation Party Printable
What are your favorite graduation party games? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to share with your friends – they’re going to want in on the action, too!
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Grab your stop watch and get ready to have 60 second of repetitive party fun while hosting the best graduation celebration ever!
More Party Games
Combine these 60 Second Graduation Games with these unique Graduation party Games.
Is this a college graduation party for adults? If so, also enjoy some of these Adult Party Games that include some fun drinking games.
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