Graduation Party

Hello Friends!

It's graduation season and it's a time when students move up or move on.   It's always a proud moment yet bittersweet when you are the parent of a child that is graduating and moving on to higher education or getting ready to start a new career.  In my case, it's my son's middle school graduation we are celebrating on this blog post.  I feel like it was just yesterday i was shedding tears for this little person whom I love so much that is starting preschool.  Letting go is never easy, all the worries of this huge transition of having new faces as his caretaker was overwhelming for this mama.  My brave boy proved to me daily that he was ready for school and I slowly let go and start being as excited as I can for him.   It went from a tiny Lightening McQueen character backpack to the teen choice Addidas backpack very swiftly.  The years flew by and my beloved son graduated from 8th grade.  This is a big accomplishment for my graduate so it's a reason to celebrate.  Thank you Oriental Trading for your super cute product that helped made this party a success.  


Grad water bottles


Table setup

Popcorn in wine glasses drizzled with yellow chocolate with letters to form a sign G-R-A-D


water bottles


It's all about receiving  a diploma on Graduation Day so diplomas are the highlighted detail at this party.

Hat Cake 

How cute are these grad water bottles wearing hats with tassels and sashes?!

How adorable is this gold suit case from Oriental Trading used as a cake stand



Diploma centerpiece

More cake because it was too cute on the Oriental Trading gold suitcase

 Dessert Table


Dinner plate with napkin fold like a diploma. Mason Jar with Hat and tassel style up the paper star and a mini diploma on top of the lid

Dessert plate with custom napkin"Class of 2016" with a mini diploma on fork

Mason Jars style with mini diplomas and hats with tassels

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions expressed represent my own.

C R E D I T S + R E S O U R C E S

Printable - Pretty Twinkle Party
Dinner Plates - Target
Dessert Plates -  TJ Maxx
Forks - Dollar Tree
Mason Jars - Dollar Tree
Mason Jar Lid - MamaMiasCupcakes
Paper Straws - Target
Cake - Local Baker
Cake Stand (Suitcase) - Oriental Trading
Tassels Garland - Michael's