Celebration!! Our Peacock Graduation Party 2015

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great week! We are headed south for Haley’s graduation! Unbelievable!! It seems like we just did this a couple of years ago, but it’s been 4 years since her high school graduation. We won’t be having her graduation party until June, so I thought I would share her peacock party with you again! I love decorating and coming up with ideas for parties! Enjoy!!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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We had so much fun planning this whole party! We received 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!

 

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Graduation Gift Ideas

Hello!  Can you believe that it’s May already?  This year has just been flying by!  Before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas.  Christmas!

Well since it’s May, it’s getting closer to graduation season.  That’s right, people are going to be graduating left and right.  My sister is one of those people.  She’s going to be graduating with a bachelor’s degree and I am so proud  of her.  But in the search for the prefect graduation gift, I found a lot of great ideas.  So I decided to share what I found so you can find the perfect gift for your graduate.  Enjoy!

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Graduation Jar from Crafty Morning

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Toasting the Grad from All Free Holiday Crafts

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Graduation Candy Bouquet from Fun Squared

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Survival Kit for Life from Yesterday on Tuesday

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Graduation Luggage Tags from The Natural Green Mom

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Water Bottle Full of Quarters from One Hundred Dollars a Month

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In Case of Emergency from @SharinganPapi on Twitter

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Graduation Wreath from Savannah Smiled

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Laundry Kit Graduation Gift form Hip 2 Save

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Graduation Notebook from Fun Squared

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New Years!

Hello!  How was everyone’s Christmas?  Mine was wonderful and I got everything I asked for and more!  It was a very nice time off of work and perfect time to spend time with family.

Can you believe that it’s almost 2019?  That’s crazy!  I feel like this year just flew by and I don’t remember what happened!  Well now that it’s almost New Years Eve and I know people have HUGE parties.  I for one, do not.  I like celebrating, until like 10 pm, then I want to be in my own apartment.  But either way, here are some awesome desserts, drinks, and decor that will give you inspiration for your New Years Party!  Enjoy and here’s to a wonderful New Year!

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Countdown Cupcakes from Somewhat Simple

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Champagne Punch Bellini from Crazy for Crust

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New Years Eve Party from The Blue Eyed Dove

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Glitter Fortune Cookies from Happiness is Homemade

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Turquoise Sip from Suzie Sweet Tooth

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Simple New Years Eve Decor from The Hair Bow Company

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Disco Truffles from Sugar Hero

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Pomegranate New Years Punch from Easy Cooking with Molly

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Last Minute New Years Tablescape from Remodel La Casa

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Pink Champagne Cake Pops from Keep it Sweet Desserts

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Graduation Ideas

Congratulations! Graduation season is upon us and many people are moving onto to bigger and better things.  If that means going to high school, college, or your dream job, it’s a huge accomplishment to graduate.  And if you need some last minute graduation party ideas, I am here to save the day!

Here are some awesome ideas for decorating for a graduation party.  Enjoy!

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Large Photo Numbers from Play Party Plan

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DIY Graduation Wreath from DIY Beautify

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Tissue Paper Numbers from Sugar Bee Crafts

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Cute Letter Pressed Card from Eighteen 25

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Graduation Cap Topppers by Lil Luna

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Black White and Gold Party from Pizzazzerie

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DIY Tassels from Style Inked

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Memory Jenga from Must Have Mom

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Peacock Themed Graduation Party from Home on the Corner

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Pink, Blue and Gold Party Tablescape

A couple of weeks ago, Lauren hosted a jewelry party at my house, so I prettied up my living room for the occasion! I set up a small buffet table with a few snacks on it. One of my sweet neighbors, asked if I had been baking again. Umm, no. I wish my treats looked so good! My tiered serving plate has a pineapple on top, so I covered up with some pretty hydrangeas.

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I used a lot of pink, blue and gold for my colors. It looks so fresh!

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Don’t those lemon tarts look yummy!

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Since we are in this room, I thought I would share a few more pictures! I added a few pink plates on my shelves for spring. I left the lights up from Christmas. I love the way they add a little sparkle to the room.

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Here’s my faux mantle. I made the mantle from an old headboard. You can see it here. I also made the driftwood sailboats. The window and chalkboard are usually here and I decorate around them.

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The party Lauren had is by Premier Jewelry. Have you ever been to one of their parties or seen their jewelry? It’s so pretty! The magazines and pictures don’t do it justice.

I love pink peonies! Even though these are faux, I still think they are so pretty!

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I hope you have spring and sunshine in your area this week!

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