When planning a college graduation party for a friend or family member, it always helps to have a nice and thoughtful centerpiece at the party. Aside from all the other decorations and party supplies you'll need to pick up, the centerpiece is perhaps the most important item at a graduation party. Usually, the graduation party centerpiece is the first and most central arrangement or image that the party guests will come upon.
Naturally, to come up with the best ideas for a college graduation centerpiece, you should feature something that intimately relates to the actual graduate. Also, depending on your budget and other concerns, you can either design and create the centerpiece yourself or purchase it at a local store or online retailer. When considering centerpiece ideas, you should always try to integrate one or two pictures of the graduate into the centerpiece so people can easily recognize him or her.
If you plan on using a nice table at the graduation party, why not turn the table into a centerpiece itself? For instance, you could print off or have a variety of pictures developed that depict the graduate from childhood to early adulthood. Then, you can arrange the photos on a tablecloth or decorative sheet of paper and place a clear plastic cover or glass cover over the table to display the pictures. As guests come into the graduation party, they can then peruse the various pictures of the graduate. Or, you could have a custom puzzle made of the graduate that the guests can attempt to piece together as they enter the graduation party. Another centerpiece idea involves adding a large and elegant flower bouquet to a table near the entrance and adding a couple pictures of the graduate to the base of the flower bouquet.