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DIY Graduation Party


Finally, a party planned wholly by me. Mariel graduated from college this last Friday, May 11th so we had a party for her the next day at my Moms. Unemployed and armed only with a small budget and a whole lotta creativity, I knocked this party out of the park. (including alcohol, food & entertainment [piñata] the grand total was less than $350)

First on the list was to have my photojournalist friend do a photo shoot for her, then I put together the beautiful invites.

I wanted the look and feel to be colorful and have a Mexican flair. I started looking at other blogs I admire and then came across this site. This picture inspired me to put together a tiered table, to include the “bright” future frame and to have a dessert table. (btw, clear light bulbs are hard to find)

Everything was made by hand. I designed the little pink & yellow cards (Adobe Indesign) that described every food, hand made the “Congratulations Mariel” & “Class of 2012″ banner and hole punched the confetti.

For the party favors, I ordered green boxes, stamped the front of them with a stamp and used black ink then tied them with white raffia ribbon. Inside was white & silver crinkle paper and an assortment of candies.

Last but not least, the desserts. I got the nutella & almond “Diploma Rolls” idea and recipe from this site and I ordered the strawberry cupcakes from here!