Grad Party {X2}

My twin sister and I have been planning a combined graduation party over the past few months for my daughter and nephew. After shopping, cleaning, preparing and decorating, we pulled off a successful sending-off party for a couple of loved ones. 

Our first graduate.

Our first graduate.

The weather was perfect on Graduation Party Day. The facility we rented was on a lake, so the kids were able to wander in and out; grab some food and drink and meander on the deck.

Grad party beverage table. SugarBeans.org

Menu: 

Walking Tacos
Fruit
Hummus & Veggies
Chicago Mix Popcorn
Cookies
Lemonade, Iced Tea & Water

We wanted to have food that allowed us to mingle; crockpots were our friend. Also, a sweet friend offered to refill and restock all the food and beverages and can I say THAT WAS THE BEST IDEA EVER!!   She's a smart one; we were so busy planning what to eat, we did not consider what would happen as people began to devour the nibbles. Diane, you were a lifesaver, and we love you bunches!!

 

Grad party table. SugarBeans.org

This was my daughter's table. Some of the items we included on it were: a vintage suitcase to hold cards or small gifts, a frame memo board with photos of the grads, art samples, diploma, a few Senior awards, extra grad pictures guests could take, a notebook for prayers or words of encouragement, a senior photo, a book runner and her college notification letter and sticker. We decorated with a handmade bunting and paper pinwheels. 

Dear friends.

Dear friends.

On the left are my nephew and daughter with other graduate friends.  

On the left are my nephew and daughter with other graduate friends.  

Sisters. SugarBeans.org

My sis and I realized at the very last moment that we had no pictures of us together from the graduation festivities; so this. It always makes my Mama happy when she gets a picture of us together, so this is for you Oma! Sharing the responsibilities of such a big event was a lifesaver! Since our two oldest are the only ones in the same grade, I will be on my own for 4 more future graduation parties; makes me sweat just a little thinking about it. 

Happy Summer!