The day finally arrived! All the pomp and circumstance! What a crazy week leading up to this day, but I have lots of great memories I am tucking away. My baby graduated! It just seems so crazy that time has passed so quickly!
I had so much fun decorating for the party! For starters, it was in my favorite colors!
Second, decorating helps to keep me busy and maybe not shed so many tears! Haley picked out the peacock theme and we went with turquoise, lime green, purple and a little black. We purchased most of the paper goods at Hobby Lobby and the silk flowers came from the 99 Cent Store. I did order some of the peacock feathers and our very kind neighbor gave some others. He owns some peacocks and had been collecting feathers for us for the last 2 months. He also gave us the 2 metal peacocks to use as decorations. We are so thankful to have such great and generous neighbors!
We started with purple tablecloths and laid a runner of turquoise sparkly mesh down the middle. I also added some graduation scatter on the runner. We created centerpieces with peacock feathers, lime green cattails, and grasses to glass vases. We bought Floral Gel Beads (from the Dollar Tree) and Haley added food coloring until she got the color she wanted. We added these to the bottom of the vases. We kept the table very simple.
We had purchased tissue paper balls and paper fans from Hobby Lobby and hung them above the food table and the main dining area.
The Candy Bar was the real hit! Do you recognize the beverage bar I made a month or so ago? I found the beautiful peacock feather wreath at MIchaels several months ago and hung that on the top. Then we added glass containers for the candy. The glass jars came from Target, as did the 2015 dishes. The other clear bowl were from Walmart. Most of the candy was in the turquoise theme, but Haley wanted a couple of her absolute favorites too, Swedish Fish and Peanut Butter M & M’s!
I also made a bunch of these tassels from tissue paper and hung them in different areas around the space. There were some by the food table, the drink table and the patio.
We had a table with lots of memorabilia from Haley’s high school years and even younger, but since I didn’t want to plaster her information all over the internet, I will just show you a picture of her medals. She is a discus thrower for her school and is the school record holder! We are all very proud of her!
You can just see a little corner of the prayer the principal gave for all the seniors. He had verses and then listed each seniors name. It was so moving and made the occasion so much more special.
We had so much fun planning this whole party! We recieved many compliments and it was a great way for Haley and I to work together to make the day more special. I am so very proud of my girl and can’t wait to see what the future brings!