Fun Ways to Celebrate Graduation in Atlanta

A graduation is worth celebrating, and we want to help you plan your celebration in Atlanta. Celebrate your graduation with a dinner, a special afternoon tea, night out with friends or with the entire family. Here are fun ways to celebrate graduation in Atlanta.

Host a Graduation Dinner 

Cheers to you, Grad. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

Atlanta is for foodies. There are so many options for a celebratory dinner, at every price point and vibe. Splurge on an upscale dinner, lay back with friends or share a family-style dinner. Check our our dining guide to help you pick. You may choose to dine at one of Atlanta’s restaurants with a view or pick from one of the best Atlanta restaurants with patio dining. If there are kids on your guest list or as the guest of honor, select from these kid-friendly restaurants.

It’s All Fun and Games

Congrats, Grad, you did it. Now you can relax and have some fun with your family and friends. There are several places in Atlanta to tap into your inner child. Here are some of our faves.

Dodge lasers and solve puzzles to disarm a paint bomb (or get blasted) at Beat the Bomb Atlanta. (Photo by Marcus Ingram)

Where: 1483 Chattahoochee Ave. NW

The Painted Duck brings interactive games like horseshoes, air hockey and shuffleboard to the Westside, but its claim to fame is duckpin bowling.

Where: 976 Brady Ave. NW

The Painted Pin is an upscale boutique bowling and entertainment venue located in the heart of Buckhead’s Miami Circle.

Where: 737 Miami Circle NE

Painted Pickle is Atlanta’s only high-end pickleball “compeatery,” gaming and entertainment venue. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

Where: 279 Ottley Drive NE

Play a tech-infused round of mini golf at Puttshack. 18+ after 7 p.m.

Where: 1115 Howell Mill Road

Enjoy beautiful views of Atlanta while playing carnival-style games on The Roof at Ponce City Market.

Where: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE

An Experience Pass at Your 3rd Spot gets you three hours of arcade, board, table and yard game play. Check out the gaming menu for all the game options. Small plates and cocktails available.

Where: 400 Chattahoochee Row

Sip Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the Afternoon Tea Experience at The St. Regis Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of The St. Regis Atlanta)

For something a bit more posh, gather your nearest and dearest for a celebratory tea.

21+ Night Out in ATL

Bar, cocktails, dreams, disco and party in the A. (Photo by Nick Fewings)

Atlanta comes alive at night. If you’ve got out-of-town guests and are looking for a night out, check out our Atlanta nightlife guide by neighborhood. This ultimate list of Atlanta bars and breweries may also be helpful in your planning. For a unique spin on clubbing, check out Revery VR Bar in Midtown, a first of its kind. Game from 6 to 10 p.m.; party with a live D.J. from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

While you’ve got the whole fam together, here’s where to take graduation photos in Atlanta.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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