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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Graduation Party Theme

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Hello, dear friends! It feels so wonderful to return from my long hiatus, visit my favorite blogs, and catch up with their latest innovative projects. I missed you so much and have been catching up these last few weeks. This past year has been so hectic with so much going on in my life along with the college application  process of my oldest daughter. Well, I am happy to say that after a long journey she has finally graduated as valedictorian of her class and will be attending Brown University in the fall.

Last weekend was her graduation ceremony as well as her graduation party, and I wanted to share some of the pictures from her party.
The Graduating Class of 2013

Red and gold are the school colors, so I wanted to incorporate the same color theme for the party:

Paper lanterns hung from apple trees:

I made the the pennant banners from scraps of calico and then strung them around the yard and the buffet tables:

The chalkboard circles in the center of the calico banner started out as unfinished wooden circles from the local craft store. Then, I spray painted the circles with chalkboard paint:

The centerpieces for each table were simple mason jars wrapped in burlap:
 filled with summer blooms:
and tied with gingham ribbon made from fabric scraps:

They make simple and cute floral centerpieces: 

Perfect for a summer outdoor party:

Under the tent with tables covered in red and yellow gingham checks:

Fun times with family and friends:

and fun summer outdoor games:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit me. It is a pleasure having you over and have missed you so much! I'm so sorry I have been unable to keep up with blogging these past few months, but now I'm back and am having a wonderful time catching up on all your wonderful projects.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Poppy
Linking to:
Fine Craft Guild Party


  1. Oh what a charming looking party, I love the color combo!
    Congrats to your daughter and welcome back to blogging.

  2. How,I really want to be here in this lovely party. Love the colour idea with the chosen university's theme colours!Loved those gingham red and white chequered table covers and the hand made banners.They look so much fun.

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I love the red roses and yellow daisies. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your photos!

  4. Lovely centerpiece! Hugs Cristina

  5. Love your decor, looks super fun too:) Congrats to your grad! We had a grad party too! Swing by

  6. Very fun and festive - love the bunting :) ~Pernilla

  7. This looks like a wonderful graduation party. I love the gingham checks!

  8. Congratulations to your daughter!!!! The party looks like such fun, I love the banners, and the tables under the tent are wonderful Great decorations. I love the collage of photos you put together, how fun is that. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi there dear ole friend, so nice to see you.What a fun fun fun party and the theme and decor is awesome!~Hope you and your family enjoy the 4th. Thanks for stopping by today. XO

  10. Congrats to your daughter! I'm very impressed with her graduating with honors and going to Brown University! She is going to have a bright future. Love the celebration decorations. So festive and creative.

  11. So glad to have you back! Congrats to your sweet daughter. What an accomplishment! Love the décor. Especially the darling table bouquets! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Hello Poppy, this looks marvelous - congratulations to the graduate - Love the centerpieces and the festive colors - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  13. Love this colorful party theme! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy