A great artistic theme for party decorating begins with choosing a celebration theme that says "success." When celebrating years of the graduate's hard work, pointing out his or her accomplishments, and offering a few helpful words of advice, help bring this life stage to a close.
A party theme that both celebrates and offers a helping hand as the graduate moves on is the "Key to Success" party. Have the phrase "Keys to Success" printed on large stock tags. Thread a string through each hole and attach a decorative skeleton key to each one. Provide metallic ink pens at the "Key Station," and encourage guests to write inspirational messages on the backs, dropping them into a Mason jar or other decorative container. Decorate in the graduate's favorite or school colors, incorporating keys into each element. Make sure the stock tags are in a complimentary color.