She believed she could and she did! Making it to graduation is no easy feat with all the early mornings, tests and extracurriculars. Your baby girl is now a high school graduate. Hopefully, soon she sees that the tassel was worth the hassle when she makes her way to the next adventure. Whether she’s off to college or heading to work, send her off in style by throwing her a beautiful graduation bash to celebrate this milestone event 18 years in the making.
Follow our guide to throw her a Kate Spade inspired party with black and white stripes, touches of gold and pink florals, perfect for your little princess.
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Graduation Party Invitation
Go the glam approach with your personalized party invite when choosing this pink and gold style that mixes modern scripts with simple san serif fonts for an elegant touch.
Graduation Party Decorations
Be bold and feminine at the same time with a black and white striped and pink floral theme for your daughter’s graduation party. Tablecloths aren’t just for tables! Use simple patterns behind your dessert tables to create a budget-friendly backdrop!
Play off the graduation tassel concept with a fun tassel pennant garland strung in front and your basic setup is complete.
Tip: Make sure there are plenty of napkins on hand for sticky hands!
No doubt cake is delicious but we’re pretty sure your little graduate will approve of swapping out the buttercream filled confection for a version covered in dollar bills as center stage for her graduation party. Learn how to make this DIY money cake (LINK TO DIY POST) that makes both a great table centerpiece and graduation gift.
Pop up the card box on a small table so there’s a designated space for gifts.
Graduation Party Food and Drink
It can be tough serving a lot of people at once and chances are people aren’t into sitting down to a big meal when there’s time to mingle and play. Go the “tasting menu” route for this graduation celebration, including making bigger batches of treats and serving them in little cups.
Stick to a black and white color palette, even in your treats, and use colorful frosting or gold candy wrappers to add in the accent colors.
These brownie parfaits are delicious no matter what container, but layering the brownie and Cool Whip in these clear bowls with mini spoons makes it seem extra special!
A bowl of candy is great but how perfect are these plastic flute glasses topped with paper graduation caps filled with almond Hershey kisses? Learn how to create this easy DIY prop with the help of cardstock and buttons!
Tin buckets are an easy way to match the color scheme and display tall candy items on your table. Tip: spruce them up with some graduation photo props and coordinating gumballs.
Tip: use white plates and trays to corral the desserts and treat options. Cannolis are not only a savory dessert but they also kick your dessert table up a notch when laid out on white serving trays.
Graduation Party Activity
Your little girl is not so little anymore and chances are the majority of guests at this party aren’t either. Skip the planned group activities like you did when she was 8 and instead fill your backyard with various lawn games loved by all ages. Ladder ball and corn hole are classics enjoyed by those big or small.
Encourage your friends and family to build memories with this unique guestbook idea using a wood block stacking game set. Tip: customize an invite to display the details guests need to know to make this a unique game they can take with them to college.
Graduation Party Favors
Thank friends and family for coming to celebrate your commencement by gifting them a “commence-mint” as they leave! Wrap your favorite mints in these clear candy tubes and add a personalized label as a special touch.
Hats off to a party well planned. Just remember. Even though she may be a high school graduate, your little girl will always need your guidance and support. We wish her the best of luck in wherever she’s headed next!
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