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Monday, May 14, 2012

Grad Party Plans…

Although it is still hard for me to believe…my oldest son is graduating from high school in just a few weeks!

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Now that the official countdown has begun, I am busy planning a backyard graduation party for family and friends to join us in the celebration!
First step in planning the party…hop onto Pinterest to get some incredible ideas and inspiration! I have been pinning away, collecting photos of decorations, recipes, party favors, table centerpieces, backyard lighting ideas….etc.
Here are a few ideas from my Pinterest board Grad Party 2012
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Table centerpieces made with grad cap treats. These would be perfect since his high school colors are red & black. Following with the red & black theme, this amazing desert table is so fun and festive…
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This is a clever idea of using your outdoor potting bench as a drink station…
I love this idea of hanging ribbon around the edge of the table – so simple and no need for a tablecloth…
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I will definitely be hanging a lot of tissue paper pom-pom flowers around the yard…
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And nothing says “Party!” like balloons….
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Check out more of my decoration inspiration on my Grad Party 2012 pin board here. The hardest part will be narrowing down all of the ideas!
Are you planning a summer party? What are your favorite ways to decorate for a backyard bash?


  1. What amazing ideas! Love the potting bench/drink station - so clever. What in the world did we all do befor Pinterest?!

    I can't wait to see what you end up doing ; )

  2. Laura- That looks like you have plenty of inspiration. My son's 3rd birthday is this wekend so we are planning a construction birthday party for him:)


  3. Just sent our invites today! Since she will be going to Texas, we are doing the Tex-Mex theme along with a chocolate fountain and candy bar for dessert. Rather than using her high school colors, we decided to go with her new University's color scheme (she is over high school). Now, if I can just get my brother to get the sod done!!! Ugh!

  4. Love it! Gives me the push to start planning for our son's upcoming graduation celebration. Is it really half way through May already? Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. Lovely ideas! My son graduates next year so I'm gathering up all these ideas to use. Hope it all goes well!

  6. Interesting share!! Hosting a graduation event is really hard but your tips are very useful for everyone. My niece will be graduating soon so I am planning to throw a fun bash at outdoor Los Angeles venues. Your tips will be extremely helpful.


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