I mentioned yesterday that we have a big graduation party coming up at our house. We’re doing everything ourselves (except maybe the cake, who doesn’t want a giant cake with their graduate’s gorgeous face on it?!). I’d seen graduation caps on Pinterest using candy and cookies, but I wanted one with the candy remaining in the wrapper. I want to use these candy graduation caps as decorations and favors.
My friend, J., came over to help me do several projects in preparation for the graduation party (thank you so much, J.!). It took the 2 of us about 1 1/2 hours to make 80 or so of these little graduation caps. It wasn’t hard work, but it was a lot more fun making them with a friend.
Candy Graduation Caps
- Large, party-sized bag of little Reese’s cups
- Card stock paper cut into 1 1/2″ squares, you can use black paper or the school colors
- Coordinating ribbon, I used the school colors
- Gold sequins
- Hot glue gun
I cut all the paper squares and pieces of ribbon first. J. and I each had a glue gun so we could assemble these faster. First glue the paper to the top of the peanut butter cup. Next glue the ribbon to the center of the square and add a sequin to finish it off.
You’ll have lots of glue strings. Just wait until the end and pull all the strings off then.
One of the party-sized bags of Reese’s cups made about 80 of these candy graduation caps.
Our party is outside, so if it’s not too hot that day, I’ll scatter these candy graduation hats around on the tables for decoration along with the upcycled jar party lanterns. If it’s too hot, then I’ll hand the candies out as favors as the guests are leaving.
I’m happy with the way they turned out. But even more, I’m happy that my daughter is happy with the way the candy graduation caps turned out. Just be warned that you have to post a 24-hour guard on your bowl of candy or family members will try to sneak just one.
More Graduation Ideas:
- Last-Minute Graduation Gift
- Last-Minute Graduation Decoration
- Family Talk About Drinking Life After Graduation
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.