It’s that time of year again, and fortunately I don’t have anyone graduating this year, but Amy has three! One of her sons is graduating from college, the other from high school, and her daughter is “graduating” from middle school. So…graduation is obviously on our minds right now!
We’ve covered this topic before and hosted some super-fun parties, so today I’m pulling them all together and sharing our best ideas for graduation parties large and small.
When my daughter graduated in 2021, we hosted a fun taco party for friends at my friend Kathie’s house. The little details made the party fun, like the personalized cups, the decorated sugar cookies, and the photo collage.
Amy’s oldest graduated in 2020. That was quite a year, wasn’t it? They were able to have a great party for him with all of their family attending, even though the actual graduation itself was a “drive-by.”
Because Amy and I seem to share a brain at times, she also had the cutest sugar cookies at his party (and custom cups!).
Way back in 2018, my son graduated high school and we had another party at Mark and Kathie’s. We couldn’t ask for better friends!
We served pulled pork barbecue instead of tacos at this one, and banana pudding instead of sugar cookies. The menu was very Southern, and very good!
Amy and I both ordered graduation announcements for our kids from Minted. They also have lovely party invitations and thank you notes. We’ve used them for our Christmas cards for years and their quality and customer service is top-notch.
If you need graduation gift ideas, I’m going to link to our graduation gift guides from previous years. Most of those recommendations are timeliness, not trendy, so still perfectly appropriate. I’m sure we’ll share updated favorites within the next few weeks, too.
Happy graduation, and thanks for stopping by.