How to Celebrate Your Graduating Homeschooler


I cannot believe that next week ends my son’s high school years. He will be graduating and moving on with his adult life. I honestly cannot believe we made it all the way through high school.

I promised myself that when we started this journey that I would see it through all the way. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would actually make it.


We started this journey in 6th grade, and while times have been tough and I have wanted to pull my hair out (especially when we were doing Math), I can say that I would not trade it for anything in the world.

Because we are finishing school, it’s time for a graduation celebration. Not sure how to put one of those on for your graduating homeschooler? Here are some tips that I have done to prepare for my son’s graduation party!

  • Get a list of all of his closest friends: You will definitely want to invite all of his closest friends to his graduation party. Make a list of them now and start calling all of them.
  • Set the date and time: Make sure to choose a date that is not a conflict with your teen. Be sure to check with jobs, social life, etc. Nothing would damper a party more than to have your teen be busy the night you plan his party.
  • Cook his favorite foods: This party is all about him or her so be sure to make their favorite foods.
  • Create a story board of their life: This is always my favorite things to put together. Kayla and I are working on Robert’s this week that will include tons of pics of him growing up. I know I am seriously gonna cry — I hope not.
Robert and some of his closest friends.
Robert and some of his closest friends.
  • Graduation Diploma: Present your teen with their very own diploma. You can go as fancy as you want or as simple. I looked online and found some for around $50, but settled on one for around $15 that looked as amazing as the other one.
  • Graduation video: Choose their favorite song and put together a graduation video.
  • Fun, Fun, Fun: Plan for an evening of fun — basketball, the movies, bowling — whatever seems fun to your graduate — go for it!

Those are my tips for planning a very fun graduation party for your teen. What tips do you have for graduation?

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  1. Tonya @ The Traveling Praters says

    I have a homeschool graduate this year too but my first one graduated last year. His party was great- it was a perfect day. One thing that I did that helped so much was to pick up little favors at the Dollar Store- sidewalk chalk, air poppers, soft squishy balls, mustaches on a stick, etc. for the younger kids to play with. This kept them from getting bored and allowed the parents’ to really relax, stick around and enjoy the day.

    We also had his graduation party after the typical graduations so decorations were super cheap- I picked them up on clearance.
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