Inside: The Best List Of Outdoor Graduation Party Games + Activities To Play For Your Grad Party.
Whether you have just graduated from High School or College, and anything that deserves recognition, it’s a big deal and should be celebrated. You have put in the time and worked hard to start this next chapter in your life and you should throw a big bash to celebrate.
I remember my graduation party like it was yesterday and I love having those memories with my family and friends celebrating what I had accomplished and encouraging me for my next chapter. Here are our favorite outdoor graduation party games and activities for your big bash.
Cool Outdoor Graduation Party Games
Giant Jenga: Giant Jenga is probably one of the most popular backyard games, and for a good reason. It’s hilariously fun! It is perfect for a fun graduation party for all your guests!
Toast to you Grad: We recommend playing this game outdoors. Fill ten disposable cups with water and line them up at the edge of the table. Players will stand 10 to 15 feet away, ranked by age, and throw the foam balls to knock down all cups. Use the timer to record which team knocked down all the cups the fastest.
Kubb: In Kubb, you take turns throwing sticks at your opponents’ blocks. Although it seems simple enough, you only get a set number of sticks to throw, so you need to play wisely. The game really heats up when the last “king” block is standing, and all you have is one stick to make it count.
Ladder Toss: You may have heard of this game before, perhaps by a different name such as hillbilly golf, ladder ball, ladder golf, or ball rope. To play, you’ll need a ladder with three tiers and three bolas. The top tier is worth three points, the second tier is two points, and the bottom tier is worth one point. Aim for the top, and try to rack up as many points as you can to win the game.
Outdoor Games to Play at Graduation Parties
Pin the Tassel on the Grad: Print off a large photo of your grad and make some DIY tassels. Have the guest play a fun game of pin the tassel on the grad!
Mini-Golf Course: Who doesn’t love a round of mini-golf?! Creating your very own course will have your house the hit of the neighborhood.
Plinko: Create your own Plinko board for a unique game to have on hand for your next BBQ! For this game, you’ll take turns dropping chips, aiming for the higher valued points along the bottom. The first player to 21 WINS!
Ring Toss: As simple as this game is to play, it’s equally as simple to make. Therefore, this can be “tossed” together quickly for a last-minute party!
Backyard Bowling: All you have to do for this game is to grab your recyclables and up-cycle them! That being said, this backyard bowling game is perfect for making and playing outdoors as a family!
Fun High School Graduation Games
Hula Hoop Competition: Let’s see just how well you can move those hips! For this game, gather your close friends and some inexpensive hula hoops, and see who can hula hoop the longest. You’d be surprised just how much of a workout it really is!
Badminton: If you have space, why not set up a badminton court? The equipment is light and portable, and the classic game is easy enough for guests of all ages to play.
Giant Connect Four: An oversized version of this classic game is sure to garner attention from adults and kids alike.
Dice Games: Shake things up with a jumbo set of dice! This unexpected wedding reception game is perfect for bringing guests together.
Photobooth: Dressing up is technically a game… isn’t it? Regardless, guests of all ages love a themed photo booth! There are so many ways to get creative with how your guests to take selfies and group shots together. And when it comes to props, the more, the merrier, of course!
More Fun Game Ideas You’ll Love
- Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games – Have you jumped on the Minute to Win It craze yet? If not, you are definitely missing out. They are such fun and simple games to put together and a blast to play. We thought it would be so much fun to create themed party games for an upcoming bridal shower, and boy are they fun. From tossing bouquets to saying yes to the dress these Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games are a blast!
- Bachelorette Party Games – Planning a bachelorette party can be super stressful because there are so many things to think about. But girl, I’ve got you covered with the games and activities. Here you’ll find twenty-five printable bachelorette party games.
- Boozed Up Drinking Games – Oh we have all had “ONE OF THOSE” nights. You know what kind of night I’m talking about, the ones where it just seems like you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Surrounded by friends, laughing all night, cheering to the best days of your life. Those sweet, sweet nights. I love nights like that. These boozed-up party drinking games are the perfect way to celebrate the best nights of your life.