An outdoor graduation party allows you to host a fun and safe event that honors your graduate while making the most of your backyard space. Trying to figure out how to get started with event planning? These backyard graduation party ideas and fun yard games will provide the inspiration you need.
Keep reading to discover some of the best DIY outdoor graduation party ideas to give your graduate a celebration to remember for a lifetime. (Don’t forget to pest-proof your yard so guests can enjoy the experience without buzzing, biting, and stinging!)
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Graduation Party Games for Outdoors
Fun yard games for a graduation party will take your event from hum-drum to memorable. The right games and interactive activities will bring the guests together in a fun way that prevents boredom and makes them want to stay longer to celebrate.
Here are some favorite games to set up in your backyard:
Pin the Tassel on the Grad
This game gives your party guests the chance to interact with the guest of honor in photo-form. You’ll need:
- A large photo of the graduate
- DIY tassels or strips of colored paper
Attach the photo of the graduate to a fence, easel, or stand. Place a blindfold on the guest, spin them around, and let them try to place the tassel on the photo of the graduate. Continue the process with each player. The guest who hits the mark closest to the right spot wins!
Hula Hoop Competition
Get the guests out of their lawn chairs and into a fun competition.
- 2-3 hula hoops
- Open space
- Some fun music
- Stopwatch or timer on a smartphone
Give each player a hula hoop, turn on the music, and see who can keep their hula hoop going the longest. Play the game tournament-style with the players lasting the longest, ending with a championship round.
Backyard Game Sets
Transform your backyard into a fun zone by purchasing a few backyard game sets. Some guests will enjoy playing, while others will have a great time as observers from the comfort of their lawn chairs. Choose from any of the following games to set up in your backyard to facilitate hours of grad party entertainment:
- Jenga Giant
- Ring toss
- Frisbee toss
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Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Graduation Party
Even the most inspired backyard graduation parties can be a bust when an invasion of mosquitoes or other pesky insects arrives.
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