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Celebrate the new grad with these fun graduation party games! You’ll find all of the BEST party games for graduation celebrations on this list!

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The newest class of graduates will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas soon, and you know what that means—it’s time to plan an amazing graduation party! We previously shared loads of great ideas for graduation party food and décor, so we wanted to put together a go-to list of fun graduation party games to keep your guests entertained for hours on this special day. This list has a little something for everyone! 

If you want a low-key, sit-down type of party, you’ll find some fun printable games that people of all ages will enjoy, like Grad Libs, DIY Jeopardy, and Best of the Year. But if you want to get people up and moving (with lots of laughter!), try some of the Minute to Win It-style games like Stack Attack, Top of the Class, or Chandelier.

Friends and family members will have a blast with this list of indoor and outdoor graduation party games. Don’t forget to take pictures! 😉

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Graduation Party Games

These graduation party ideas are so entertaining! You’ll find tons of fun activities for the whole family in this awesome list of games!

Red solo cup stacking game

Stack Attack

Stack Attack from Happiness is Homemade: The goal of this fun game is to stack up a pile of cups (bonus points if your cups are in your school colors!) and then put them back into a single stack in under a minute. It’s always a big hit with young and old alike!

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Hilarious graduation game top of the class being played by adults

Top of the Class

Top of the Class from Play Party Plan: Contestants must complete an obstacle course while balancing a book on his or her head. The first player to finish wins the game.

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DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth from Paper Trail Design: Guests will LOVE a homemade photo booth, and it’s really so easy to make your own! Grab the free photo booth props here to get those really silly pictures that last a lifetime!

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Ping Pong Pyramid

Ping Pong Pyramid from Happiness is Homemade: You need six cups, ping pong balls, and a one-minute timer to start this game. Bounce each ping pong ball onto the table and into the cups. See how many balls you can get into the cups in one minute.

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Best of the Year Game

Best of the Year Game from Alice & Lois: This fun activity is actually a printable New Year’s game, but it’s absolutely perfect for a grad party for kids to look back on their senior year. Don’t forget to record their responses for posterity.

Grad libs printable graduation game

Grad Libs

Grad Libs from Bombshell Bling: This mad libs inspired game is sure to inspire a good time. You can use this fun graduation game printable a couple of different ways. First, you could just hand them out along with pens or pencils for the party guests to make sincere good wishes for the graduate. Or (and this is what I’d recommend), you’d have the guests write down a list of words by calling out the parts of speech they’ll need to fill in (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) without them knowing the context. Then, hand out the printable and have guests read out their versions using the words they chose without knowing the context. Give small prizes to the funniest versions!

Glow in the dark bowling

Glow in the Dark Bowling

Glow in the Dark Bowling from 5 Minutes for Mom: Glow-in-the-dark bowling is a fun idea that is great for all ages. You can bowl in the dark outside or turn out the lights to bowl inside. The great thing about these DIY bowling pins is that they’re rechargeable. Just expose them to light for a few hours first!

Graduation word search game printable

Printable Grad Word Search from Time For A Game: This free printable word search is a fun way to entertain little kids and adults alike! There’s also tons of other free printable graduation party games here — like a Candy Bar Quiz, Grad Cap Scavenger Hunt, and more! So much fun!

DIY jeopardy hung on a wall

DIY Jeopardy

DIY Jeopardy from My Joy-Filled Life: Make a Jeopardy-style game with categories that are all about the graduate! This could be a fun tell-all where the graduate’s friends and family spill some juicy secrets. Alternatively, you could do a general knowledge game to see just how much the grad and guests know. Correct answers can win fun prizes!

glow in the dark ring toss game under night light

Glow in the Dark Ring Toss

Glow in the Dark Ring Toss from A Pumpkin and a Princess: This glow-in-the-dark ring toss is a perfect game for graduation parties. Glow-in-the-dark duct tape and glow sticks are all you need. Be sure to check out the rest of the glow-in-the-dark party ideas here, too. You’ll get lots of cool ideas.

Free printable how well do you know the graduate game

How Well Do You Know the Graduate?

How Well Do You Know the Graduate? from My Pinterventures: This fun sit-down style game is a perfect way for family and/or close friends to connect with the grad and re-live memorable moments! Who knows the guest of honor best?

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Yard Dice

Yard Dice from Love & Renovations: If you’re hosting an outdoor graduation celebration, lawn dice are a great way to have fun! You can play so many fun games with them, from a classic game of Yahtzee to Farkle and so much more.

Large gallon buckets set up on lawn in formation with a ball

Giant Beer Pong

Giant Beer Pong from Drugstore Divas: Okay, so if you actually call it giant beer pong, this fun party game is more appropriate for a college graduation party than a high school graduation party, but this game by any other name is just as fun! You know the object of the game – stand at a distance from the buckets and try to throw the ball in! This is always the best game if you happen to have a lot of athletic guests or sports fans in attendance!

MASH printable game for kids

Printable MASH Game

Printable MASH Game from It’s Always Autumn: This game is sure to bring back lots of fun memories from elementary school for everyone at the party. It’s a silly little game that was played to predict the future. It’ll be fun for everyone to record their answers, save them (or take pics of everyone’s answers), and bring them out again at the 10-year reunion in the future.

Man playing Chandelier stacking game

Chandelier Game

Chandelier Game from Your Homebased Mom: You’ll need empty soda cans and paper plates for this fun stacking game. The fun twist is to add one more can to each layer as you go up! How high can you go?

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Movie Quotes Game

Movie Quotes Game from Clementine Creative: There’s always one movie buff in a crowd. This game could be lots of fun, especially since these are quotes from animated movies, so most people at the party have probably seen them.

Coins pictured laying next to scratch off cards

Scratch-Off Cards

Scratch-Off Cards from The Crazy Craft lady: These DIY scratch-off cards would make a fantastic game or gift for a graduation party. And you don’t have to use the wording on the cards; you can make up your own prizes. If you’re hosting a bunch of kids for the party, you could put dollar amounts, gift cards, school supplies, etc. in the scratch-off area to give as prizes. You could even create an entire card that requires three matches in a row to win. There are so many possibilities here!

Donut tied to a string for bobbing

Bobbing for Donuts

Bobbing for Donuts from Dukes and Duchesses: Always a good game for a lot of laughs, Bobbing for Donuts is inexpensive, easy to set up, and liked by pretty much everyone. It’s best to do this outdoors, though, since donuts landing on the floor can create a sticky situation.

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Junk in the Trunk

Shake the Balls from Hello, Wonderful: This game is also called “Junk in the Trunk,” and it’s a lot of fun to see all the crazy twisting, hopping, and dancing that people do to shake the balls out of the box.

Little girls playing card ninja game

Card Ninja

Card Ninja from Chica Circle: Another great option for outdoors, this game involves flinging a card into the center of a cut watermelon. It’s harder than it looks! It requires just the right flick of the wrist.

DIY Giant Jenga game for the backyard

DIY Giant Jenga

DIY Giant Jenga from Creative Green Living: Giant Jenga makes a fun icebreaker game for new friends and family getting together! This tutorial will show you how to make your own Giant Jenga game in no time. Plus, it’s just a great game to have around for any occasion!

Which graduation-themed party games are your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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