Dr. Seuss Graduation Party and Leis Ideas Kids Will Love

by Tonya Staab
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Is your child graduating this year? They will love these Dr. Seuss graduation party and leis ideas including personalized candy.

Disclosure: As an Oriental Trading Ambassador I’m provided with product to facilitate any tutorials I provide.

The twins are graduating from middle school in a little over a month. They won’t be celebrating at school this year due to the school closures but I still wanted to be able to do something at home to acknowledge their achievements.

The school will be opening just for one day for them to clean out their lockers, pick up their certificates, and turn in their text books. However, they are missing out on their end of year graduation ceremony and trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.

Oriental Trading came through for me though with some really fun party supplies and candy, so I’ve put together these graduation leis for them.

two leis made using candy and money inside a net sleeve

These graduation leis were so quick and easy to make and the kids are going to love them.

What you need

  • Net sleeve
  • Candy
  • Money
  • Curling ribbon
  • Cord, ribbon or ties
everything you need to make a candy and money graduation lei


Before we get into the detailed instructions I want to show you something really fun that I found on the Oriental Trading website.

Hershey's kisses with personalized graduation labels on them

I was able to personalize labels for each of the kids to pop onto Hershey’s kisses. If you didn’t already know, Hershey’s are Flynn’s candy of choice so he’s going to be so excited to see these.

graduation label sheets for Hershey's kisses

Let’s get back to making those leis now which you can include these personalized Hershey’s into. You can also pop them into a bowl for a graduation celebration. I’ll be doing both.

The net sleeves to make graduation leis make this project so quick and easy. You could probably make three leis from one package.

Place your candy inside and as you go, tie a piece of curling ribbon on either side to secure it in place.

candy in a net sleeve tied with curling ribbon to make a lei

Once your lei is long enough tie the end together with more ribbon. You’ll need to thread it through the holes of the net to secure it to ensure the ribbon doesn’t slide off.

Fold your money as if you are making a fan and tie that onto sections of the lei using cord or ribbon.

money folded and tied to a graduation lei

That’s all there is to it. Your kids will be so happy to have a celebration at home this year.

Dr Seuss graduation sign and handmade leis

Oriental Trading has a whole line of Dr. Seuss themed graduation supplies including signs, cupcake toppers, and more. Use the code: SQUAD20 for free shipping on any purchase of $49 or more.

Dr Seuss graduation sign and handmade leis

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