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Grad Party Games

When planning your favorite Grad's party, don't forget the games.  If the thought of having to think about what high school seniors would enjoy at your party makes your head swim, no worries, we have a few ideas!

Our party started with a photo shoot.  Shocked?! Ha!  If this thought makes you stressed, call your favorite photographer and see if they are available for a fun cap and gown mini session for your graduate and their friends.  While we were taking pictures, the grands were finishing up party preparations.

And then my parents put together an awesome Car Rally.  Car Rally's are such a blast!  It's a scavenger hunt but in 3-D.  Teams have to drive the speed limit, follow directions for a route, and pick up things by figuring out clues along the way.  They are super fun and we had many giggles watching our soon-to-be graduates try to figure out how to win.

And they did! Our Hannah and her team totally won...and it wasn't rigged! 

And they did! Our Hannah and her team totally won...and it wasn't rigged! 

We had hamburgers will all of the fixings, chips, dip, soft drinks, and my favorite part~smore's!   We found the large s'more roasting skewers from amazon here and they were perfect!

We had hamburgers will all of the fixings, chips, dip, soft drinks, and my favorite part~smore's!

We found the large s'more roasting skewers from amazon here and they were perfect!

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Graduation Party Bites

Hopefully you now have a theme for your Graduation Party.  No?  Check out our previous post.  Now, it's time to plan the food.  I'm a fan of layers. I love seven layer dip, seven layer salad, and seven layer bars. Yum!!! Grad food bites can be elaborate or as easy as a popcorn bar with lots of goodies. Yes!! One of our favorite bites at our baby girl's graduation party was a s'more bar. I'm always a fan of those. Childhood nostalgia mixed with chocolate is always a win!!

I created a Pinterest board with links to recipes found in the image below (images courtesy of Pinterest):

Yum!  I'm off to make a snack now.  I'd love to hear what your favorite foods are to serve at parties. 

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Grad Party Decorations

"We're gonna party like it's 1999...." Oh, sorry!  I keep singing that song in my head.  This time last year was crazy town with a capital C.  Our baby was getting ready to graduate and while my heart seemed torn in a million pieces at the thought that she was really old enough to graduate from high school (wasn't kindergarten just yesterday?), we had parties to plan.  Yes, you read that correctly...she had a few parties.  And we had a blast planning and preparing for them.

My thoughts are with all of you moms and grands planning parties for your favorite graduates this year.  I'll be sharing a few Grad Party Ideas this week just for you in hopes that it helps you give the best graduation party ever! 

Let's begin with decorations, shall we?  Every party needs a theme and a theme is always a fabulous place to begin planning a party!

Amy at Living Locurto always has the best ideas.  The above party diy party favors are so cute!


The one party decoration that I wanted to do and didn't is this last one!  Blueberrysprinkles has made it so easy for you....all you have to do is add your pictures.  And we know you have the pictures because you have had to pull your favorite five or six for their Graduation Slideshow at school.  My tears are ready to spill over remembering how wonderfully difficult it was to only choose five or six.  So many memories that happened much too quickly.

You must order this.  No, I'm not getting a commission, but I love this idea.  I'm so thankful that my friend, Teri Fode shared it.  It's a MUST have for your graduation party!

There are a million more ideas but hopefully this will help you get started.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Rachel's Ring Ceremony

In just a few weeks our Rachel will graduate Magna Cum Laude a semester early!  We are so proud of her!!!  Last night, we traveled to a very special Ring Ceremony where she received her university ring.  It was a beautiful ceremony!  Baylor University should take note and would do well to offer such a special ring ceremony to their students. Rachel was beaming!  What a beautiful celebration!  University President, Dr. Hall, presented rings to each student and sweetly stayed after the ceremony for pictures.  Rachel and her friend Katie were excited to have their picture taken with him.

What a night to treasure!  I cannot believe graduation is just around the corner.

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