If you’re reading this, then you’re probably on the verge of finishing school. Let us be among the first to say, “Congratulations, grad!” It’s almost time to celebrate your achievements at the graduation ceremony. What could be a better way to celebrate than decorating your outfit?
Our answer is accessorizing with a Disney graduation cap. With a little imagination and customization, you can add some Disney magic to your hat and show off your personality along the way. Here are some ideas for creating a fun and personal Disney graduation cap design.
Dreams Come True
So many Disney movies are about believing in dreams and seeing them come true. You can represent that lovely sentiment on your cap design in many ways:
- Just writing “Dreams Come True,” maybe in the Disney font
- Choice lyrics from “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and other classic songs
- Similar allusions, like lyrics from “A Whole New World,” “Part of Your World,” “Almost There,” and more
With some creativity, these ideas can lead to inspirational designs that capture a sense of accomplishment and culmination. At the very least, they’re lovely sentiments that may make your friends shed a tear.
Quite a few Disney characters are graduates themselves. Think of Andy, whom we knew as a child before he left for college in Toy Story 3. That movie beautifully captures the bittersweet nature of growing up. Moments like “So Long, Partner” may be perfect for a Disney graduation cap.
Within Disney’s core character collective, there’s also Max Goof. He makes the transition from high school to college in An Extremely Goofy Movie, alongside his own father. The classic image of the pair in a cap and gown can inspire a fun and nostalgic cap decoration. You could even add a quip like “Got My Diploma, But I’m Still Goofy!”
Let’s not kid ourselves. College-bound teens have an even tougher education coming up, and college grads are moving onto the working world. Their recent achievements are leading them to even harder work. With these challenges ahead, why not make light with some barbed jokes?
“Be Prepared,” Scar’s foreboding mantra from The Lion King, is a good one, especially when paired with the villain himself. On a lighter note, a big sticker of Finding Nemo’s Dory can show that your education is already fading in your memory. Finally, there’s a great moment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series where Captain Jack Sparrow says, “Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing that again!”
There’s nothing in the world like a Disney celebration. They built their empire on happy endings, which you can use as a metaphor for your academic achievements. Examples may include:
- Images of fireworks over your favorite Disney Park, parade floats, and other fun events from the Parks
- Lyrics and images from Elsa’s celebration of freedom in “Let It Go”
- The line “It means no worries for the rest of your days” from Hakuna Matata
- Bragging about your victory with hilariously egotistical characters like Gaston and Kuzco
- Illustrating your superheroic triumph with Marvel characters and iconography
Those are just a few ideas. Everyone has their own ideas of what celebration means to them, even through a Disney lens. What matters about decorating your Disney graduation cap is choosing a design that means something special to you. After all, it’s your graduation, your accomplishment, and your hat. Celebrate how you want!
Disney Graduation Caps at Your WDW Store
Decorating your cap can be an enjoyable way of showing off your individuality. However, we should warn that many schools offer rentals that can’t be customized. Now, if you get your own cap, you can do whatever you want with it.
Your WDW Store offers a truly special option: a sorcerer-blue Disney graduation cap with mouse ears and “Class of 2020” lettering. It’s normally a Disney World exclusive. Luckily, you can get it from our website today and make it your own.
And once again, congratulations from your friends at Your WDW Store! We wish that all your post-academic dreams come true.