Caps off to all of the years of hard work — now the time has come to celebrate your grad’s crowning achievement! Go all out — and go for the gold with a graduation party that puts the class in Class of 2014! Here’s how to toast your grad and this epic milestone in style.

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Your favorite member of the class of 2014 deserves the most festive of fetes. A good place to start when planning your decor? With the number itself! Gold Mylar balloons spelling out 2014 are a fun decor element (and make for great photo ops). Continue the gold theme by scattering gold confetti dots and mini mortar board trays (filled with candy and nuts) on tabletops.

A celebratory beverage is made even more special when served in golden stemware. Likewise, make everything from the appetizers to the cupcakes feel more merry by topping them with gold glitter flags. Serve on navy and gold platters and trays for a sophisticated touch — your grad is all grown up, after all (sniff, sniff).

Clockwise from left: black mortar board plastic tray, Celebrate Express; gold triangle flag banner, makeitmerryshop on Etsy; gold Mylar number balloons, Bargain Balloons; Oh Joy! confetti dots, Target; Manta tray, Z Gallerie; Laurel stemware, Z Gallerie; gold glitter flag cupcake toppers/appetizer picks, makeitmerryshop on Etsy; gold glazed porcelain platter, LEIF.

Now that the decor is planned, it’s time to send one of our Evite graduation invitations!