Birthday Parties, Crafts

Graduation Party Invitations

Anyone can create these inexpensive and unique graduation party invitations. All you will need is a printer, scissors, card stock and washi tape.

I volunteered to plan and host my little sister’s graduation party this year. I had a very limited budget to work with, but a lot of invitations to send. I decided to create the graduation party invitations myself to save a little money. I had all of the supplies for the invitations on hand, it just took a few hours to put everything together.

DIY Graduation Party Invitations

graduation party invitationsThese invitations were super simple and it took 2 hours to make 20 of them. I saw the rhyme “The tassle was worth the hassle” on a card at the store and thought it was perfect for fun party invitations. And of course in keeping with the theme my sister requested, there had to be a cat on it. I should probably get some more cat things before next weekend. Put a bird cat on it is going to be my catch phrase for party prep.graduation party invitations

I cut out the graduation party invitation using my super fun craft scissors. I seriously love using those things, even if they gave me a hand cramp within the first 10 minutes. I attached the cut out invitation to colorful pieces of card stock using a glue stick and then glued the colorful card stock to a larger piece of white card stock.

graduation party invitations

And no project is complete without a little washi tape and stickers. The tape added some visual interest and texture to the invitations. I had a lot of number stickers on hand, so I added a 2013 to the side of every invitation.

graduation party invitations

I know these graduation party invitations are super simple and obviously look very homemade, but I kind of love them. And my sister liked them which is what is most important.

To see how the graduation party turned out check out my recap post!


  1. I love how you used the washi tape & a balloon path would be awesome!

  2. I love how you used the washi tape too! They’re awesome!

  3. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen

    I saw the cutest treat for a graduation party on Pinterest and now I can’t find it. It was simply made by using small Reese’s peanut butter cups and turning them upside down for the bottom of the graduation cap. Then top them with a chocolate covered graham cracker for the mortis board. I can’t remember what was used for the tassle.
    Another inexpensive party treat is the punch you can made from ginger ale and any kind of sherbet. The sherbet flavor you use will determine the color of the punch, so if you use lime sherbet for your party your punch will be lime green in keeping with your theme.
    Also, remember that tulle (or netting) is an inexpensive fabric that usually comes in colors and looks great paired with twinkle lights. If you start with a Hula Hoop (or similar ring) and hang it from a central area, then run your streamers, tulle and twinkle lights from that everything will look beautiful!

  4. Love the balloon path! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  5. Even worse than craft scissors are using a decorative corner punch. I just made a bunch of invites and had my husband do the actual corner punching, because 4 corners on 1 invite was enough for me, let alone 40 invites.

  6. Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove

    I love the idea of a balloon path – It would look adorable in her school’s colors (either HS or college)!!

    • Yes! Her colors are maroon and silver, so if I can’t find those I’ll stick with the pink, orange and yellow theme. Which ever is easiest and cheapest haha!

  7. anne @ wit wisdom and food

    I think you have made quite a bit of progress. Some of the list will be easy to knock out like getting a table. Balloon path will look great.

  8. Why didn’t they have balloon paths when we graduated high school? Cute invites! And you’re so sweet to host the party for your sister.

  9. I love the balloon path! Don’t stress too much about your list! It will be great no matter what! We had a Memorial Day party last summer and our deck was only half stained. Turned out our deck was too big to stain in one day. Oops! Lol.
    Your invites are super cute

    • Haha! I would have had a panic attack! After all the rain we’ve been getting this week, I know there’s no way we’ll finish it all. Oh well! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Cute invites…and that balloon path is adorable!! Love it!

  11. I love the tassle was worth the hassle. That’s great! I am currently in tissue paper pom pom making hell :). You did a great job on the party. (and, totally out of character for me both the party and the soliciting for the party BUT on Friday I am having a link up party for PARTY posts! in case you are interested).

  12. The invitations are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your idea to hang a bunch of the tissue pom poms and to line the walkway with balloons. You’re obviously putting a lot of thought into your sister’s party – everyone will be too busy having fun to notice that you have monkey grass! Don’t sweat the small stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Love the washi tape on the invites! The balloon path is such a cute idea too! Can’t wait to see it come together : )

  14. Krystle @ Color Transformed Family

    Love the balloon path idea!

  15. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    The invites are adorable! Looks like the party is going to be fabulous. I need to do something where I can hang those pom poms…I love those things! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Aww very cute! Lucky sister!

  17. So cute! I’m with everyone, the washi tape is perfect!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *