Celebrate the Graduate!

Graduation season is in the air! Celebrate the new graduate by throwing a party to get them ready for their next chapter. Whether you’re seeking party supplies or gifts, Dollar General has everything to help conquer the graduation party shopping list.

Décor and Supplies
Select a color scheme for the celebration and plan accordingly with supplies and décor that coordinate. Gold, silver, black and white tend to be popular colors or current or future school colors. Find disposable party plates, beverage napkins, utensils and party cups that come together for a cohesive theme and easy cleanup. A silver and gold reversible and disposable table cloth is perfect for graduation events! Add party foil confetti and a centerpiece for extra table flair.   

Write a personalized message on chalkboard flag banners to celebrate the new grad. Plus, these can be reused for later events and parties. Streamers and hanging tissue paper decorations make for fun additions to party décor! Consider setting up a photo booth and providing guests with props, string spray and squawkers for creative photo opportunities. Find balloons like these gold confetti balloons for a sparkly finishing touch!  

Graduation season falls in line with summer, which makes it a perfect time to celebrate with a cookout or barbecue! Fire up the grill and prepare hot dogs, hamburgers and grilled veggies for a graduation feast. Consider trying a flavorful recipe like this Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburger or a snack bar that includes a variety of cookies, chips, trail mix and candy that can provide a fun food experience for guests. Save on snacks by shopping private brands like Sweet Smiles™, Heartland Harvest™ and Clover Valley™! Look for the brands that carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Find gifts for the new graduate all in one shopping trip. From tech to home décor, the guest of honor may enjoy receiving gifts that will come in use in the future. If heading off to college, consider gifts like bedding, décor or school supplies that provide practical and affordable options. Gift cards can also be wonderful gifts. Don’t forget gift bags, tissue paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards and other gift packaging essentials.

Celebrating graduation is a fun time to recognize the graduate and their accomplishments, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.