Backyard Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation parties are some of the best occasions in life. And for so many reasons! Summertime is here, and friends, neighbors, family, teachers and coaches are all happy to gather and celebrate this milestone with you. Throwing a large-scale event, like a graduation party, can be a bit stressful. But relax! We have some great backyard graduation party ideas that can alleviate your worry and make for a memorable day for your grad and everyone who attends.

The Food

Graduation party ideas Often the centerpiece of any backyard party, the food can set the tone and theme for your gathering. Consider a theme. Ask your grad what they love and go from there. Does he love pizza? Is Mexican her favorite? Do you all love BBQ? For instance, if you love BBQ (and we know you do!) create a rustic theme or an Americana motif. Or, depending on where they are going to college, recreate a tailgate right in your backyard, complete with University decorations, team gear and of course BBQ!

The Timing

Backyard grad ideasChoosing a day and time can be tricky, especially during graduation season. Make your party stand out by scheduling it for a non-typical day and time. Consider a Friday Night Happy Hour. This could be a perfect time for family and friends to stop in on their way home from work, catch dinner and drinks, and celebrate your momentous occasion. Or what about a lazy Sunday Brunch? Have some fun and invite everyone to show up in their PJ’s.

The Fun

Keep the action going by offering fun activities that everyone can enjoy, at any age. Lawn games, such as oversized Jenga or corn hole, make for playful competition and great laughs. Create fun decorations or whimsical desserts. Set up a selfie photo booth table with fun props and a drop cloth as the background. Make sure to let everyone know if you have designated a social media hashtag so that you can check out all the fun posts. Need inspiration? Click here for some great, inexpensive party favors and activities.

Make it easy on yourself and order Chad’s BBQ for your backyard graduation party. Serve five to seven different menu items. We have a variety of main meals and side dishes perfect for your celebration. Contact us today and place your order!