Graduation 2018

Our youngest child graduated this spring. We had her graduation party last month and I am finally getting around to posting about it. Maybe the delay is part denial on my part. How could my baby be an adult?

She had her party with her good friend, so I had 2 girls to help me plan. We had the party at our house, outside. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it was perfect weather.

The girls wanted a rustic-type theme for the party, so I found these pallets for the photo boards. They were so easy to put together. All it took was some twine, itty-bitty clothespins, and photos to hang. We also added their names on pre-cut banners. The two pallets didn’t provide enough room for all their photos, so they each added a couple of poster board photo boards, as well.

Setting up outside was relatively simple. We set up 2 10×20 canopies and put tables under them. The centerpieces were sunflowers with photos of the girls. We strung twinkle lights in the canopies that looked great once it got dark.

We also set up a screen tent for the cakes and beverages. Yes, we had 2 cakes. They were identical except for the names, one for each girl.

For entertainment, other than sitting around visiting, we rented a “picnic pack” from our local rec department. It consisted of various outdoor games–volleyball, corn hole, ladder golf, frisbee, tug-of-war and more. There was also lots of socializing. Since we live right on a lake, a few of the guests got a little wet.

The evening ended with a bonfire and s’mores

The two graduates: Janelle and Jessica