Celebrate your grad’s achievements (and shiny new diploma) with stylish graduation party invitations. Personalize with a photo of your new grad, and effortlessly track RSVPs for easy planning.
How to make graduation invitations
With dozens of pre-made templates, making virtual graduation invitations online is hassle-free. Use our sophisticated design tool to customize your invitation’s type to match your grad’s school colors or go boldly in your own direction. If you couldn’t find a ready-made graduation invitation template for the day’s specific achievement, use the tool to spell out the specifics of your honoree’s accomplishment, whether it’s nursing school graduation, completing a dissertation defense, or just finishing kindergarten. (There are no small graduations, after all—just small graduates.) You can even create graduation invitations online by uploading your own design, if you’re looking to show off any skills you picked up in art school. Complete your invitation look by adding a coordinating envelope, liner, and backdrop.
How to address graduation invitations
Once the design is squared away, it’s time to address your graduation invitation to share with friends, family, and colleagues. If you are sending to couples, families, or multiple guests, we recommend sending a separate invite to each recipient's email address. You can address the name on each invitation to include all recipients' names so that they may coordinate their RSVPs. If you’ve sent an online card with Paperless Post in the past, deliver your invitation digitally with the help of our online address book—it’s filled with any past party invitees you might have graced with an invitation, and you can import email contacts to fill in the gaps. Once you’ve sent your invitations out, manage your event online from start to finish. Communicate with your recipients as the graduation ceremony approaches and use the RSVP tool to keep track of the guest list.
What to put on graduation invitations
When deciding what to put on graduation invitations, designs with flying mortarboards and tassels, or a graduation cap and letter are a staple of the season, but you’ll find options and ideas for every mood. A diploma-inspired invitation celebrates the real reason for the celebration (and costs a bit less, too). Since you’re celebrating a very important piece of paper, consider an invitation stamped in gold… illustrated gold foil, that is. (There are also choices in silver and rose gold.) Stately pen and ink drawings and typographic designs make a lovely entree to a formal event, and hand-painted illustrations from Rifle Paper Co. depict the graduation day’s festivities with a bit of whimsy. Future fashion designers can accessorize their scholarly headwear with grad party invites inspired by the head of the design school class—names like kate spade new york might ring a bell or two. If you want to take one last nostalgic snapshot of your graduate, a photo invitation is a great way to frame a moment from their bright college years. You don’t have to pick just one moment, though—a multi-photo design lets you reminisce as fully as you like.
Throwing a college graduation party? No more theses, no more blue books, no more of the tuition office’s dirty looks—graduation is an event worth celebrating for student and benefactor alike. Kick off your graduate's entry into the real world before you’re forced to kick them out of the basement. Send out college graduation party invitations with the grandeur of the Ivy League and the festive spirit of a real party school. Looking for free graduation invitations or surprise graduation party invitations? We have those too.
What to write on a graduation invitation
If you’re not sure what to write or say on a graduation invitation, use our premade templates as a guideline. Customize the sample text to include your event date and time, the location and activity, and most importantly, the graduate’s name. We’ve listed sample text from one of the graduation invitations available on our site:
“Join us for a toast to the graduate Elaine Robinson! Friday, June 13th at 7:30pm 231 Glen Oaks RSVP”
Our Support team is also happy to help with invitation wording or etiquette. You can reach out to them here.
P.S. If you couldn’t invite every well-wisher to your grad’s send-off, send graduation announcements to friends, family, and any potential job source in your network. It takes a village, after all.