That time of year is fast approaching — summer is on the horizon, the end of school is in sight, and a whole generation of graduates are expecting to party. Check out our series on graduation party ideas that mix the past and the future with school colors complemented by the grad’s college major. First up: Education.

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Menu Ideas: Purchase deli sandwiches, a package of gold fish crackers, apples slices with caramel, and veggie sticks, and for dessert try making apple pie in a jar or have a pie station with a few options. Package meals in personal lunch boxes or “brown bags” and use mini chalkboards for place cards.

Decor: Use the grad’s school colors (high school or college) and tie their major into the decor and theme of your party!

Graduation Gift Ideas: Get — or make! — a gift your grad is sure to love!

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NEXT: Check out even more graduation party tips and ideas, or browse Evite’s online invitations!