Graduation is the perfect time to reflect back on past successes and special memories. It’s also a time to look forward to a bright future and special moments to come. So to celebrate and honor their graduate, Valerie Gimre from Charming Touch Parties created a gorgeous “Keys To Success” themed graduation party. You will love her use of classic colors of navy, white and gold and how she decorated using a natural, rustic outdoor landscape!
This graduation party has it all–a delicious sweets table, a fun and festive popcorn bar, a place for family and friends to offer notes of congratulations and advice, and lastly a casual and relaxing picnic to finish out the celebration. With beautiful flowers throughout and special decorations personalized just for the graduate, it was the perfect way to honor her and how far she’s come!
Val’s sweets table offered tasty bites of a 4-layered vanilla “naked” cake, blueberry pie – adorned with mini pie buntings as an added touch, mini parfaits and sugar cookies, decorated with the finest of details. Val used a casual throw blanket from Tiny Prints as the tablecloth with a monogram of the graduate’s last name, along with Tiny Prints labels in mini parfaits to congratulate the graduate. Large iron keys and personalized signs went along with the“Keys to Success” theme. A beautiful pop of yellow in the floral arrangements brightened the whole table!
For her popcorn bar set up, Val used an old ladder and wooden planks, along with more beautiful florals to soften and brighten the display. Delicious flavored popcorn filled rustic wire and burlap baskets, while jars of lemonade offered a refreshing sip to guests. One canvas photo collage, by Tiny Prints, captured special moments of the graduate’s high school years, while another canvas photo displayed her senior picture.
On adorable and personalized wish cards from Tiny Prints, guests offered words of advice, encouragement and congratulations to the graduate at a“Keys to Success” table. A sweet and rustic “Class of 2015” wooden plank sign gave the station an extra special touch.
Finally, guests sat down to a picnic dinner at a table set in a natural and serene outdoor backdrop. The picnic table featured more bright and soft florals down the center of the table, and at each place setting, wooden utensils were wrapped in navy fabric, tied up with burlap ribbon, accented with an iron key and placed in adorable mini tin pails, each with a Tiny Prints label to once again congratulate the graduate.
To celebrate that special graduate in your family this spring, honor him or her with a sweet and classic “Keys to Success” party. You’ll remember all that your grad has accomplished so far, and send him or her into a future full of advice, wisdom and many congratulations from family and friends!
Party Concept & Styling, Banners, Pennant Flags, Straw Flags, Framed Signs: Charming Touch Parties
Floral graphic design: Beth Kruse Custom CreationsPhotography: Jennifer Kaye Photography
Florals: Floral Wonders
Naked Cake: Bake It!
Graduation circular stickers, words of wisdom cards, monogrammed throw blanket: Tiny Prints
Fabric Bunting, pie buntings, pallet Class of 2015 sign, wood ladder: LillyPaul Designs
2015 candy dishes: Hoopla Events
Pies and parfaits: The Sugar Path
Swizzle sticks, wooden popcorn scoops and popcorn boxes: Sweet Shop Lulu
Gourmet Popcorn: Simply Smashing Events
Plastic lemonade bottles: Soiree By Ria