Graduation Party Ideas: Labels for Beverages

Published July 19, 2012

Dress up your Grad’s Beverages with easy labels

Graduation parties celebrate a very special milestone in your child’s life so it’s a nice idea to mark the occasion with an event that will be very memorable.

Now that summer is just around the corner, this year’s graduates are busy planning their exit strategies from high school and looking forward to a fun-filled vacation once their exams are done.

If you are planning to host a little party for your own graduate here are a few party tip ideas to help you get started.

This is a cute idea I saw at a graduation party last year and I thought it was worth sharing. The small Pellegrino bottles are ideal for this as well as the individual water bottles.



  • Coloured construction paper
  • Pre-cut, paper labels (available at Michaels in the Wedding Section)
  • Printer
  • Tape, scissors


Measure out the strips of construction paper that will wrap around the small water bottles. Measurements should be approximately 2 inches by 5 inches long. Wrap around the outside of the bottle and secure with scotch tape.

Follow the manufacturer’s printing directions on the package of labels. Simply log on to the manufacturer’s website and download their free program to print their labels. Use your computer to fill in the labels with a “Grad 2011” messages and print them off in sheets. Pop the labels out from the paper backing and secure them to the front of each bottle with scotch tape

This is a great idea for other items you may want to serve at your party such as chip bags, nuts and other snacks.

Arrange the water bottles on the table with the other snack items. Place non-labeled water bottles in a large serving container such as a wide-mouthed bucket filled with ice.

Satisfy your hungry graduates with some easy-to-make cupcakes that have been decorated with coloured fondant. Cut out “2011) and place on each cupcake. Display them on a tiered cake plate

Be sure to place a basket filled with disposable cameras for the guests to snap memorable photos of the evening. This is a nice take-home gift for the attendees to develop later and have as keepsakes of the evening.