Go to the top of the class with these A+ (or is that O+?) graduation party ideas for a grad going into nursing or medicine.

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  • Incorporate your grad’s major and school colors as part of your party decor.
  • Add images of a red cross and other iconic medical items, such as needles, a stethoscope, etc.
  • In lieu of a guest book, have guests write a congratulatory note on a nurse’s cap or fake cast, or invite guests to write the grad “prescriptions for success.”
  • Place silverware in clear plastic bags and label them “sterile utensils.”


  • Create a s’mores station with apothecary jars full of ingredients, including “cotton ball” marshmallows.
  • Serve veggies with tongue depressors for adding dip.
  • Make “cast” sandwich wraps.
  • For drinks, try “Just What the Doctor Ordered” or fruit punch = “Blood Type”… and of course, all the guests 21 and over get “Free Shots!”

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