Theme: “You scored!”
Decor for your sports-themed party can include a giant posterboard “scoreboard” that shows “school” with a zero and your grad’s name with the number thirteen (13 years completed), a die-cut mural of a diploma scroll sailing over a football goal post or home plate with the words “you scored!”, pennant-shaped wall decor featuring your child’s photo, or a jersey made up with the name “graduate” and the last two numbers of the current year.
Theme: “You’re flying high now!”
One decor idea for your cheerleader is to make a wall display of photos from all her years of school in the shape of a pyramid. Cut around a current photo of your grad in her cheerleading costume and place the die-cut shape of her balancing on top of the other photos. Place a banner above or near the display that says “You’re flying high now, graduate!”
You can also set up a photo booth area with a metallic curtain for the backdrop, and pom poms, bullhorns and whistles for props. Include a large cardboard or foam frame and several stick pennants that have cheer words such as “Rah!”, “Go team!”, or “Fight!” printed on them for guests to hold.
Snacks can include mini pails of candy stacked in a pyramid, paper cones decorated to look like bullhorns and filled with trail mix, cookies decorated to look like a scoreboard, or snowball cupcakes decorated in team colors to represent pom poms.
Snack ideas include filling mini trophy party favors with candy, plastic football or baseball helmets used as bowls for sports-themed cookies, mini sandwiches or stacks of cheese and fruit held together with a toothpick bearing a mini pennant, or a dip tray spread out to resemble a sports field and surrounded by chips.