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Graduation Parties

Graduation Parties

When I started a Party Printable business in 2011, I never expected that my busiest season would be GRADUATION! My kids are still young (and let’s face it, it’s been a while since my own graduations, LOL) so I totally underestimated (or maybe forgot) how big of a deal graduations are!

Here are some photos from graduation events I’ve created printables for over the years. I hope they give you ideas for your own grad event. ūüôā

Here is the party table, including printables¬†I made for the chocolate bars, framed prints, and Hershey’s Kisses.

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These water bottle wrappers are a quick and inexpensive way to jazz up your party. And they make a fun ‘favor’ that guests can take with them.¬†You can find the printable / digital version here¬†(that you can print on regular copy paper and attach with a bit of tape). And the ones that I print on waterproof paper and ship to you here.

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Here they are in a gold color scheme:

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The graduate’s father is handy with chalk drawings, so he got this chalkboard at Hobby Lobby and drew this for his son…

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These lollipops were made with Candy Melts, long lollipop sticks (both are available at craft stores and Walmart). You can find the molds like these on Amazon.

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These adorable diploma snacks are made with Hostess Ho Hos. Just wrap a ribbon around them, using the school colors. So clever!

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I made cupcake toppers in the school colors, and personalized with the grad’s name and class year. They are part of the collection, or can be ordered individually¬†here¬†(select ‘Graduation’ from the drop-down menu).

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These Hershey’s Kiss stickers (found here) are personalized with name, year, and school colors. They can also be used on Rolos or mini Reece’s Cups.

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Here are the kisses in different colors (I can do pretty much any color combination):

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Here is the banner. The hosts printed 2 copies. They hung one on the pergola in the backyard, and taped the other one to the outdoor bar area. ¬†You can order a banner here in your school colors (select ‘Graduation’ from the drop-down menu).

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I made this frameable print for the hosts, and they got the frame at a dollar store. You can order it individually here (select ‘Graduation’ from the drop-down menu).

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Some examples of how to use the 4-inch medallions included in the Graduation Collection:

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These chocolate bar wrappers are easy to print (on regular copy paper) and wrap around a full-sized Hershey’s bar. They make a great favor as well. Available in collection, or individually here.¬†IMG_8077-grad-choc-bars

Other fun pics of some of the creative options host Shana made:

 

You can make cute diplomas using Pirouette cookies (made by Pepperidge Farm):

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I also made these candy grad caps for a preschool graduation party. They were a huge hit (photo credit TurnerFamilyx4 and instructions are found on Bakerella here):

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I have also done graduation invitations with an emoji theme:

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AND I have also done invitations for preschool and kindergarten graduation parties:

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Collection (including invitation found here):

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I hope you found some helpful ideas here for ways to celebrate your own proud graduate!

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Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

I hosted this shower for two moms-to-be, who were expecting different gender babies. I decided to leave the traditional pinks and blues behind, and go for a yellow and black theme. I call it, “Welcome Ba-Bee!”

8x10 bee prints on front door

Buffet table with banner, balloons, bee-themed decorations

Putting together yellow and black foods, and honey-themed items for the buffet was so much fun!

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Big sis in a coordinating shirt from the Gymboree Bee Chic line.

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I’m always amazed at how many comments I get about water bottle labels at my parties. It is a detail that I don’t think many people have seen, and guests will invariably pick up a bottle and say, “NO. WAY. This is so cool!”¬† I’ll let you in on a little secret though… they are the easiest part of the party!¬† I print them on regular paper, do a few quick cuts on the paper cutter, and attach them with a bit of tape. Voila! Quick party glam.

These bumble bee pops elicited squeals of glee from both children and adults. They were not only adorable, they tasted amazing!

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I made these cake shooters with a slight twist… I used brownie bites and cheesecake that I made and then cut into circles (using the push pop container as a ‘cookie cutter’. Then I added a touch of chocolate frosting. YUMMO!

   Soiree Sweeties (Vendors):

Bee Cake Pops by Gourmet Cakes and More (located in the Phoenix metro area)
Bee Party Printables by Renee’s Soirees
Stoneware Flower Utensil Holder (holding push pops) & Bee coffee mug from Pier1
Push Pop containers from Etsy
Bee shirt from Gymboree