{Pin}spiration: Broadway Graduation Party

Last year I put together a {Pin}spiration post for a graduating senior who wanted a pool party with vintage colors (see the post here).  I loved working on it so this year when my aunt asked me for ideas for her graduating daughter who wants a Broadway themed party I jumped at the chance!  The theme is so perfect for my cousin who dances and sings and lives for being on the stage so this was a lot of fun to put together.

I love the moment in time that a graduation party celebrates – the success of completing one chapter in your book as well as the excitement of how you will write the next chapters.  So much to reflect upon as well as look forward to that it’s just no wonder people want to have a party!  Here are a few of my ideas for a Broadway themed graduation party…

– A DIY marquee sign welcoming guests immediately lets them know that this party is all about the stage!  The graduate’s name is an obvious choice (and who wouldn’t want that for their first apartment or dorm room?!), but their graduation year or an inspiring word (Success, Dream, etc) would also be great!

– Since there are usually two or three weekends that seem to be the popular choices for graduation parties, I recommend going with lighter and unique food choices (seriously, your guests will thank you!).  For a Broadway theme, I would do a popcorn bar with multiple flavors and sprinkles.  Sweet, savory and salty all go well with popcorn and, displayed in black or silver tins or glass cylinders with black ribbon, they can look great.  Purchase small glassine bags (such as these) for guests to eat out of and you’re set!  For an extra touch, the bags could be stamped or printed with a party logo.  Details, people.

– I always love a photo booth for parties and when we’re talking about a party for theatre kids, you really can’t pass it up.  The backdrop could be a black or red curtain or a cut-out made to look like a Playbill.  For this crowd, make sure to include props!  Top hats and boas are essential but don’t stop there!  And I still recommend an instant print camera (such as the Fuji Instax Mini) so guests can take some of the photos with them and leave a few for the graduate.  Add a scrapbook for friends and family to insert photos, memories and well wishes and you have a great keepsake!

– For decor, you can’t go wrong with a black and white color scheme.  But, adding gold and silver or an accent color would be great as well.  A few Broadway movie posters – either the graduate’s favorite choices or from shows they performed – would be great decor that would be loved long after the party was over.  Add a few of these behind your popcorn bar and you’re set.  And I love these Broadway season posters – the perfect touch for displaying their graduation year.  Playbills or mini posters would be great for table decor – they can be put on picks for floral arrangements, framed, or hung as a bunting.

– And don’t forget the music!  For a Broadway themed party, make sure you are constantly playing the graduate’s Broadway favorites!

Graduation Party Pinspiration | This Nest is Best

More ideas on Pinterest!

Marquee DIY | Black & White Flowers | Broadway Mini-Posters | Popcorn Bar | Photobooth Props

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One Response to {Pin}spiration: Broadway Graduation Party

  1. Kimberly says:

    Love it. What an awesome theme, and the popcorn bar is pitch-perfect! My favorite are the photo booth props. You had me at glitter, but how fantastically fun are the shapes themselves? Although this collection obviously needs a glittery phantom of the opera mask, too. ;-p
    I bet paper cones would work well for popcorn, too…

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