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Graduation Surprise Video Ideas

Celebrate all the hard work the graduate put into their schooling. Whether you're celebrating high school graduation or college and university graduation, send them off with a beautiful video montage.

graduation video surprise

Here are three helpful ideas of what to make for your graduation video.

Let's get started with VidDay's Graduation Video Maker.


Graduation Surprise Video: Give a Big Congrats!

Hip Hip Hooray, someone special to you is about to graduate!

Gather together all of their friends, classmates, teachers, and family in on a giant celebration video surprise! Give them big hats off on their graduation day!

Mom and Dad celebrating their kids graduation

They have not only graduated from high school, college, or university but also into adulthood. Gather messages of hope, inspiration, and funny moments the graduate has experienced. Give that special graduate any life advice, tips, or tricks on navigating their new world!

But most of all, send a big congratulation to the graduate.

Not sure what to say? No worries, we've got you covered.

Here are inspirational messages for graduates:

You can also check out what to say in a graduation video!


friends celebrating graduation with a VidDay video gift

Fun Graduation Video Idea: A Virtual Yearbook

Gather the graduating class together for a digital yearbook like no other.

Easily invite everyone from the graduating year to submit video stories, student pictures, inspirational words, and advice for the years ahead.

No more heavy yearbooks to carry around. Keep your yearbook digital for everyone, and keep it light. You can add photos of prom, schooling events, graduation, and fun activities throughout the years.

Instead of yearbook quotes, students can record their messages and send them back to add to this stunning digital yearbook.


A lady playing baseball

Celebrate Milestones

Whether they graduate from college, university, or high school, it is a significant accomplishment.

Celebrate that special graduate with a video that congratulates the grad on their achievements.

Include photos of significant senior events, such as prom or homecoming, or from that memorable sporting event, to remind the graduate of all the fantastic moments they experienced.


A graduate with their cap and robe for graduation day

Graduation Day Surprise Video

Friends and family cannot make it to the official ceremony? You can still make it feel like they were there.

Take photos and videos of that fantastic day — capture all the moments of that special graduate in their cap and gown, from them officially getting their diploma to them saying their goodbyes to fellow graduates.

Capture all the memories from that special day for the graduate to watch with their friends and family. Over and over again!


Make a Graduation Video with VidDay

Here are some handy tips to get you started and a 90s graduation playlist to help get you in the mood.

Getting Started

Starting a Graduation video is fun.

All you need to do is click here to answer a few questions, create an account, and a Graduation Event Page is ready for you. Now, this is where the magic happens!

On your Graduation Event Page, you'll be able to choose your theme and music, plus add text cards — to give your video a personal touch.

A lady in a VidDay with "we're proud of you" written

Add Video Clips and Photos

Upload all the videos and pictures you want in your VidDay Graduation Video. You can also share the link with your friends, family, or classmates so that they can upload their video messages and photos.

Once you have all your media uploaded to your Graduation Event Page, you can drag and drop the media in any order — add in-text cards, choose your video themes and background music.

There is an option to edit videos and pictures if you want. But don't worry, no editing skills are required. You can edit as much or as little as you wish with our easy-to-use editors.

Someone walking through a park in a VidDay video gift.

Share the Surprise!

It's time for VidDay to work its magic and create your memorable Graduation video tribute.

Check out our Ultimate School Video Guide to learn how to make your Graduation video gift.

Start a VidDay and make unique video memories.


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