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Entries in Graduation Party Ideas (2)

Thursday
May192011

A BRIGHT FUTURE (Graduation Party)


I love the light bulb idea in this party by Frog Prince Paperie!  All of the details, in Paula's words...

Graduation time is already here again; can’t believe how quickly the school year went by! A celebration is always in order to commemorate a graduate’s big achievement, and sweets and fun printables are just the way to do it. To add a fun element and a theme to our party we are celebrating a “Bright Future” and used common everyday lightbulbs to help decorate.

I used a few very sweet vendors to supply some of my treats. Sara at Dandy Delights sent these wonderful cookies to match our display.  The number shaped lollipops were purchased at Vintage Confections.

 

This was the first time I’ve used push pops, but I have to say I’m in love! They are versatile; you can use them for candy and other things as well as cupcakes. I got mine from the wonderful Kate at CupKates Event Design.

Thank you again to all involved in developing this little piece of inspiration!

Cookies - Dandy Delights
Cupcake Push Pop Containers - CupKates Event Design
Paper Rosettes - Pom Flair
Lollipop Molds - Vintage Confections
Photography – John McLaughlin

Printables are available in the shop here! Also ready to send in royal blue and yellow and red and black.

Invitations to match available as well!

Thank you, Paula!!

http://frogprincepaperie.com/?s=graduation

Wednesday
May112011

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS

My sweet niece, Hayden, is graduating from high school this year- and while I am so excited for her about the thrills of college and setting out on her own...I also get a little sentimental about the fact that she is going to college and setting out on her own!  She's a keeper, and it's hard to let her go.  So I decided that to keep from getting too sentimental, I would just do what we all should do and celebrate!  After all, it is a very important milestone in life- one that makes her quite happy!  So... let's celebrate!  I wanted to share this great idea board from Pizzazzerie with hopes that, whether you have a senior, a kindergartner, or a graduate somewhere in-between, you can find some inspiration for your graduation party!  I know I am going with the mortar board candy pops for Hayden's party!

7 graduation party ideas

  In Courtney's words...

1. MORTAR BOARD CUPCAKES: Simple top your favorite cupcake recipe with upside down Reeses Peanut Butter Cups + chocolate covered graham cracker cookies for a clever Mortar Board cupcake!

2. {FREEBIE} Graduation Printables: Simple print, cut, and party with these cute free printables from Living Locurto!

3. PARTY SEALS: We love using gold medallion seals as party decorations for envelopes, candy jars, favor bags, soda bottles + more! Read more via Martha Stewart!

4. CANDY CUP CAPS: My friend Angie of Bakerella made these Easy + Cute CANDY CUP CAPS that you can make too! For the full how-to, visit her site here!

5. TASSLE DECORATIONS: Use simple tassels (check your fabric + craft stores) as decorations on favor boxes filled with the graduate’s favorite candy! Hang tassles on the table corners as well. Read more via
Martha Stewart!

6.Graduation Invitations + Announcements: Set the mood for your celebration with graduation invitations + announcements!

7. Scrolled Tuile Cookies RECIPE: Simple tuile cookies can be formed and shaped to look like diploma scrolls!

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 sour candy belts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put egg whites and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until combined. Mix in flour and salt. Add butter, cream, and vanilla; mix until just combined.
  2. Spoon 4 teaspoons batter onto a baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat. Thinly spread into a 5-by-5 1/2-inch rectangle. Repeat. Bake until pale golden around edges, about 6 minutes.
  3. Transfer sheet to a wire rack. Immediately loosen cookies with a spatula; flip. Starting at 1 short side, quickly roll cookie to the halfway point using the handle of a small wooden spoon. Repeat on opposite side. Repeat with remaining batter. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.
  4. Cut candy belts in half lengthwise, about 3/8 inch wide. Wrap 1 candy strip around each scroll, and knot.
    Recipe via Martha Stewart