Sparkling Senior Graduation Party

sparkling-senior-graduation-party-ideasKristi Murphy styled this gorgeous Sparkling Senior Graduation Party inspired by Shutterfly’s graduation stationary. We just love the glitz and glam that this party has and how different it is from most graduation parties we see. This gold and white theme mixed with some black and white touches really makes this party glamorous and sophisticated.

shutterfly-graduation-party-invitationsDon’t you just love the sophistication of this Shimmer and Shine graduation invitation from Shutterfly?!

graduation-party-dessert-tableWant to get this look for your graduation party?! Get the free printable graduate banner here!

graduation-party-dessert-ideasPretty gold desserts filled the table and looked amazing with coordinating decor.

graduation-party-cakeThis gorgeous cake from Inspired Sugar took center stage on the dessert table. Inspiration for the cake design came from a glitter splashed pillow that Kristi saw on Pinterest. Amazing!

graduation-party-cookiesThese shimmery gold meringues are too pretty to eat! See the tutorial on how to make these sweets from Kristi here.

glittery-graduation-cap-cookiesGet pinning because these glittery graduation cap cookies from Inspired Sugar are absolutely amazing!


Graduation BalloonsGiant 36″ balloons from Petite Party Studio with a tassel in coordinating colors really made the dessert table complete!

glitter-number-graduation-party-decoration-ideaWe just LOVE this DIY 2014 Graduation Garland. See Kristi’s easy tutorial here.

graduation-announcmentCute diplomas adorned the table, which added a festive touch. They were made using black construction paper, twine and a gold paint pen.

graduation-party-table-ideas-black-white-goldThe table setting included a black and white striped tablecloth from Ikea. The gold details really pop on the table against the stylish tablecloth. Place cards were made with black cardstock and a gold calligraphy paint pen.


graduation-party-decor-ideasGold tape was wrapped around white candle sticks from Ikea. Such a fun and easy DIY idea!

printable-graduation-cupcake-toppersCupcakes included these cute printable graduation toppers! Add them to your graduation party by printing them here.

graduation-party-favorsGuests received gold notebooks from Target’s dollar section! You would never think these pretty favors were from the dollar section! Such a good steal!

shutterfly-graduation-party-thank-you-cardsSparkling Senior Thank You Cards were the perfect way to say thank you to guests! They were addressed using Shutterfly’s Scalloped Frame Address Labels.

black-white-gold-glam-graduation-party-ideasKristi Murphy, lifestyle expert, has done styling and photo work for major brands like Bon Appetit, Lauren Conrad and Shutterfly. Follow Kristi on her blog at for DIY ideas for home, party, wardrobe, holiday, meal, or wedding! Also keep up with Kristi’s latest projects on Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

Credits & Resources

Graduation Stationery: Shutterfly | Gorgeous Glitter Cake + Sugar Cookies: Inspired Sugar | Flowers: God’s Garden Treasures | Venue: SOHO 63 | Gold Gumballs + Cake Stands: Petite Party Studio | Vanilla Macarons: Essence Bakery

Shutterfly Stationery

Sparkling Senior Graduation Announcement | Shimmer and Shine Graduation Invitation | Sparkling Senior Thank You Card | Scalloped Frame Address Label | Elegant Joy Stickers


  1. Phenomenal absolutely stunning love every detail. I have been to many Graduation parties none as stunning as this one!

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