Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Graduation Party Decorations

Hi guys!  Just poppin in to share pictures from our babysitter’s graduation party this weekend.  I couldn’t resist hopping on the decorating bandwagon with her mom.  After a bit of brainstorming together, we came up with some simple and budget friendly ideas.


With seven tables, the cost of centerpieces can add up.  So we went for the charm and cost effective Mason jar.  Really can’t go wrong with a Mason jar.  And as it turned out, she had some on hand.  Bonus.  Even if you don’t own any Mason jars, a 12 pack is an inexpensive and easily accessible option. (available at Target, grocery stores, and hardware stores)

The Mason jars were filled with daisies from the grocery store and tied with a red ribbon. 



Each table had two photo cubes representing each year in school.  We used cardstock taped together into a cube.  On one side was a photo and the other a coordinating grade number.  I used black cardstock and a white paint pen to write the grade number and taped it on with some washi tape.

plumberry pie diy photo cube centerpiece

You could also make photo cubes with four frames, but we were looking to keep the costs down and the cardstock worked out perfectly.  The red snack bowls added a nice pop of color and something to munch on – form and function living in harmony.


The graduate was digging the idea of lanterns hanging in the tent, so we made a little cluster of them hanging at different levels as the centerpiece of the tent.


Photo Booth

Using black cardstock and a bamboo skewer, we created a sign for the photo booth and stuck it in a planter to give it some presence.


And did the same with the prop signs. 


We opted to use the trees as a natural backdrop to the photos, so all we needed to do was set out the bin of props.  Easy peasy. 


I got a kick out of watching everyone during their “photo shoots”. Good fun!

plumberry pie simple diy photo booth

I was thrilled to be a part of such a special day.  Crazy how time flies.  She was just in 5th grade when we moved here and now she’s a young lady.  Bizzaro world.


  1. Looks like a great party! Love the centerpieces made with school pictures!

  2. I love the idea of using photos from each year. Thanks for the tip!!!

  3. such a cute party and great photo booth idea! I know the graduate must have loved this. Have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy


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