Friday, May 17, 2013

A Pinterest Inspired Graduation Party

Hello! Welcome to my blog! 
My daughter graduated last year, and we were so busy that I did not post the numerous projects I did for her graduation party - so here they are. Most of the projects I did were inspired by "pins" and I want to do a shout out to all those amazing crafters who helped this process go a lot easier. The grad party invitation was inspired by this pin CLICK HERE

I made cupcakes and put on cupcake toppers. I wanted to make diplomas, grad hats at numbers of the graduation year like I pinned HERE ; however, time ran out so I whipped up these toppers. I made these awesome tissue pompoms in the grad colors. I followed this tutorial HERE. The adorable grad hats on a stick are from Bakerella. I bought yellow string licorice type candy for the tassle. I used a chocolate chip for the cap top. A little tip for inserting the lollipop stick into the peanut butter cup - my first attempts ruined the peanut butter cup. After ruining two cups (darn I had to eat them) I realized I needed to make a little whole with something that had a pierced end (a toothpick) instead of the blunt end of the lollipop stick. 

I saw the small mason jars for cups, that you can match with any party decor by changing the tops. Check out this drink set HERE by Brown Paper Packages -  that uses cupcake liners. I decided to buy extra plates and cut circles out of the plates so they matched. I also used the plate idea to use on the back of the cupcake toppers.

Here is a jpeg if you would like to print off the cupcake toppers.

 I made this graduation gift for my daughter - click HERE to check it out.

I hope this gives you some ideas! Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. I love this party idea! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

  2. I passed my graduation and now want a best venue recommendation for the party. Any suggestions?
    graduation party ideas