A Gold Gilded Woodland Graduation Party

From preschool to college, graduations are exciting milestones in our lives! We celebrate big achievements and prepare for the next adventure that awaits. What better way to mark the occasion than with a party tailored to the special graduate? This pretty gold woodland-themed graduation party, captured by Jessica Charles Photography, is packed with whimsical details and perfect for graduates of any age.


Gleaming Gold Invitation

This gold wood grain invite is a refreshing change from the usual graduation cap or diploma-adorned invitations. It hints at the theme and sets a sophisticated yet playful tone for the party.

Woodgrain Invitation | Jessica Charles Photography

When guests arrived, they were greeted by this festive gold metallic balloon display!

Graduation party gold number balloons | Jessica Charles Photography

Casual and Cute Party Attire

The guest of honor’s style shines with this comfy and casual outfit. Her braid both is trendy and age-appropriate for this elementary school graduation party.

Style tip: Blow-dry salons, offering styling only, often have reduced rates for kids. What a fun treat to get the little graduate party-ready!


Personalized Details

Gold wood grain details glisten throughout this celebration and are included in a fun DIY wishing tree for the graduate! This alternative guestbook is an ideal inspirational memento.


A personalized pillow is a unique way to enhance the party decor, and the graduate can have it as a keepsake afterward.


Playful Place Settings

The kids’ table has never looked so sweet! How adorable are those bubble bottles with graduation caps? Invite guests to dine among friendly foxes and fancy gold owls at a table decorated with pops of rich green and bright orange.

Hostess Tip: Keep the party planning simple! Skip the dish washing and choose pretty paper and plastic tableware so cleanup is a breeze. You’ll be able to enjoy the party, too!

Woodland Place Setting| Jessica Charles Photography

Woodland-Inspired Appetizers

Finger foods are both fun to serve and eat! Guests of all ages enjoy bite-sized appetizers like mini blueberry pancake stacks and chicken and waffles served with a small serving of syrup.



Brie bites and stuffed mushrooms are impressive party food that’s simple to prepare! Wood grain platters and appetizer picks make all the difference when it comes to presenting these delicious snacks.



Moss-Covered Dessert Display

A show-stopping dessert display is the grand finale for this graduation party! Rich green moss transforms a sideboard into a woodland wonderland of sweets. Mushrooms, trees, and woodland creatures inspired these creative dessert selections.


Whimsical gold animals adorn a trendy naked cake, a fitting dessert for this rustic party theme.

Woodland themed nakled cake| Jessica Charles Photography

We love these ideas for tree-inspired treats! Stacks of palmiers look like rings inside a tree, and pretzel “logs” are a simple salty snack to complement the sweets.

Woodland Themed Desserts| Jessica Charles Photography

Mini chocolate-dipped marshmallow “toad stools” sitting in a bed of moss are another easy dessert to make, and they look so impressive displayed in an antique clue box!


This final detail might be our favorite! Custom faux bois cookies with the graduate’s name are a truly unique treat!



Photographer: Jessica Charles Photography | Specialty Foods:Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design | Paper Props:Paper Crush | Design and Decor: Shutterfly | Invitation Designer: Tiny Prints | Event Designer: Two Prince Bakery Theater

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What’s your favorite detail from this woodland-themed party?

Happy Planning!