This post offers 25 festive graduation centerpieces for your grad party / Post updated 2/2023
When planning your grad’s graduation party, there is so much to think about and plan. One area that is sometimes overlooked is the tables. The tables are quite often the focal point of the party, which means you’ll need a few eye-catching centerpieces that will pull your party theme together.
From simple and inexpensive to totally wow and festive, we’ve rounded up the best graduation centerpieces around to make your grad celebration memorable!
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When it comes to grad centerpieces, this is one of our absolute faves. It has a fun and festive blend of rustic and sweet and it’s so easy to replicate! Add a personal touch by including photos of the grad.
Graduation Confetti Cups
Create festive centerpieces by filling clear cups with shiny crinkle confetti and adding graduation sticks in matching colors. Take a peek at Etsy’s huge selection of graduation centerpiece decor for ideas!
Simple Flowers in a Mason Jar
Your centerpiece doesn’t have to be over the top to make a statement. This simple mason jar filled with fresh flowers and adorned with a “2020” and simple ribbon is adorable and it won’t break the bank. If you’d like to order a “2020” for your centerpieces, you can order them on Etsy HERE!
Flowers with Flag
What graduate wouldn’t love this centerpiece at their party? It’s colorful, eye-catching and will add a ton of flair to any grad table.
Image: Catch My Party
A Little Glitz
For the girl who loves a little glam and glitz, this centerpiece is perfect! Check out Etsy’s graduation centerpiece decorations HERE to recreate this look!
DIY Grad Hat
All you need are a few spray-painted flower pots and fun grad centerpiece sticks to recreate this adorable centerpiece.
Image: My Celebration Blog
Graduation Year Floral Display
This eye-catching centerpiece couldn’t be any cuter! It’s perfect for a large tablescape. Add matching flowers and your grad’s college logo for more pizzazz.
Image: Catch My Party
Gold and Glitter
Add gold glitter to an inexpensive mason jar for a centerpiece that sparkles!
Lantern with Flowers
For a WOW centerpiece that’s sure to impress your guests, consider turning a paper lantern upside down, putting a small vase in the center for flowers, and adding a college logo sticker – inexpensive, creative and totally fab!
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DIY Gold & Black Clustered Balloons
When the grad party calls for a fancier centerpiece, this one sets the stage. Don’t let it fool you though, it’s actually easy to make yourself! To make, purchase small boxes, place a small piece of styrofoam in the bottom, top with tissue paper and add your favorite grad centerpiece/balloon sticks.
Star Graduate Centerpiece
Small cans spray painted to match your color theme serve as the base of this centerpiece. Then, just add stars and other grad centerpiece sticks and a balloon on a stick. Easy!
Image: Mi Sala Amarilla
Graduation Year Centerpiece
Showcase your grad’s graduation year with a centerpiece like this. Head over to your local craft store for supplies and purchase the graduation sticks on Amazon.
Easy Floral Bottles
These easy floral bottle centerpieces are so casual and pretty and, the best part is, they’re super inexpensive to create yourself.
Image: Jennifer Decorates
Your grad centerpiece is only limited by your imagination! This simple centerpiece was created using a simple bucket filled with baby’s breath and chalkboard sticks. It’s simple, but it’s absolutely adorable!
Blue and White for a Wow Statement
When creating the best graduation centerpieces for your grad’s party, think about choosing flowers that match your grad’s color party theme. Just a handful of blue and white flowers tucked in a vase makes a wow statement!
Image: Party Favor Ideas
Easy Centerpiece Vase
A simple square vase, filler stones, your grad’s picture, and pretty flowers and you’ll have a centerpiece that’s pretty and personal.
Image: Party Favor Ideas
Let the Ribbon Do the Talking
Sometimes, just the right ribbon selection can make the difference between an ordinary centerpiece and an extraordinary centerpiece.
Then & Now
If your grad is having their graduation bash with a few of their longtime besties, this centerpiece is a perfect choice! Simple buckets filled with crinkle confetti and “then and now” pictures of the grads tucked in is about as cute and personal as it gets.
Image: Kathi’s Creative Therapy
When creating your graduation centerpieces, have a little fun! Toss in shades of varying flower colors, graduation centerpiece sticks, your grad’s college logo (which you can easily do by purchasing college stickers, adhering to white heavy stock cardboard and using hot glue to attach to a stick), and a ribbon for extra flair.
DIY Grad Balloon Centerpiece (Party City)
This dramatic gold and black centerpiece might look complicated, but it’s actually easy! Check out the Party City website for how-to instructions.
Image: Party City
DIY Country Rustic
I love this centerpiece! It’s so simple, country, feminine, and festive. And, the best part is, it’s easy to make and inexpensive!
Image: Stockpiling Moms
Make an Impression with Red
Let your creativity be your guide when creating your grad’s graduation centerpieces! This centerpiece is super easy to recreate, but boy does it make a statement!
Wrap and decorate a couple of boxes in your grad’s theme colors and top with an easy-to-make grad hat and you’ll have a fun centerpiece your grad will love.
Glitter Mason Jar
The beauty of this simple arrangement is that most of the supplies needed can be picked up at your local craft store. For other items, check out Amazon or Etsy!
Grad Hat Tins
Simple white buckets filled with colorful confetti, a grad hat, and diploma sticks are an easy centerpiece idea that won’t break the bank.