I think one of the best compliments you can get it, "sooo cute. saw that on Pinterest."
When I hear that I stand up a little taller and walk with my head a little higher.
I recently helped with my God-Sister (is that a thing? My God Parent's Daughter) graduation party. Here is some stuff we came up with:
These center pieces were super cute and took only a little bit of flower-clipping work. I know a lot of people think it would be fun to be a florist... but I am NOT one of those people. Thankfully, we had a great group of women who owned this project.
Tins from Target
Flowers from Local Grocery Store
Inspirational & Graduation Year Pride:
Yeah, this was soo easy and allowed us to make a subtle yet spirited decoration throughout the party. The grad's mom already had the dream big sign for her home decorations so we just moved it for the party.
The Classics Don't Go Out of Style
This has been done so many times, but I thought it was a little detail that often got overlooked. So here it is! White table cloth cinched together with green tulle. At first I thought this would look like we were "trying to hard" it is "only a graduation party," but it looked awesome and I'm so glad we did it.
A Place for Gifts:
Continuing with the chalkboard signs, she set up a box for her cards. In typical Grad Party fashion, we tried to empty out the box every hour so it didn't look too full and there wasn't too many unaccompanied cards laying out. If you (or someone you know) graduated recently, you know how quickly that money can add up. Keep the cards in sight or keep removing them throughout the party.
It's Your Time to Shine:
This table was set to highlight how amazing our graduate was. One thing that I loved: the grad's mom printed wallet size prints of her senior pictures for her guests to take. I thought this was such a cute thank you for all her party guests.
Don't be Afraid to be Different:
The graduate's colors were green and black. She also doesn't like cate and opted for cookies instead. I thought this was so smart and unique. Here is the table. At first we thought the tulle would look a little misplaced, but it really tied the table together with the rest of the party. The mini-chalkboard stand up said Class of 2016. (But could easily be modified to say something else). Side note: patterned napkins. Solid plates. Don't get to crazy y'all.
Cute isn't Always Extravagant:
These planters were already on their front step, but we added these mini chalkboard signs to add a little decoration to the front porch. I'm happy that we tied green bows around them to make them fit the theme of the party better.
Show the Journey:
This was really hard to photograph, so I'm sorry that the picture is really dark. But this was my favorite idea. The grad and her mom bought different patterned ribbon of the graduate's high school colors. They hung these ribbon strips over the window and then used glue dots to hang pictures of the grad on the ribbon. This was such a cute way to illustrate the graduate's life without it looking like a shrine to them. So cheap. So easy. So recommended.
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