I was just starting to get excited about Easter, when the folks at Favor Affair reminded me that graduation isn’t all that far off for some of us and those planning any sort of graduation festivities better get planning (don’t worry, back to Easter and birthday parties, soon).
So I dug up the announcements I made when my husband graduated from college a few years back. I was SO excited for him to graduate, that I made probably 30+ of these by hand. Please excuse all of the wrinkles, they are a few years old.
It took a bit of trial and error, but I finally figured out a way to cut and fold them into the shape of a graduation cap. I love you all so much that I spent all afternoon making a template for you, incase you are as excited about graduation and as insane as I was, and want to make your own. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to post .pdf files. So as soon as one of my lovely and intelligent readers, leaves me a comment with the downlow, I will put that up for you. I just used black scrapbook paper, a marker to trace the brim of the hat on the front, and a gold paint pen to draw the tassle and words on the black. I also used gold photo corners to frame the information (much like you would find in a diploma!).
UPDATE: You can download the template here.
So what does this have to do with Favor Affair, the store with all of the cute party favors and accessories? Well, they wanted me to show my readers some of their cool graduation party favors, and in return they are giving one of you a $25 gift certificate to spend on anything at their store! Yea for you!
Here are some of my favs:
If you wanted to host a semi-formal grad dinner, you could send out my invitations above and use these cool book mark tassles as place settings. (Or attach them to the cap for the tassle, that they can use later!)
Of course, graduation doesn’t have to be all pomp and circumstance. I think these suitcases are adorable and will be used in some party I throw in the future. They would make a fun party favor (sending the graduate of on their journey through life).
Or why not throw a luau or other themed party. I think it is particularly great when parents or community members come together to throw an after-graduation party for high school students that gives them a safe place to celebrate with out the temptation to drink or get into other trouble. Who could resist a cool luau with fun favors like these? For more graduation favors go here.
And now about that GIVEAWAY! Here’s what you do:
1-For one entry go to Favor Affair and look at their ideas for graduation favors. Come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you would use and how.
2-I know not all of us will be celebrating a graduation this year, so for a second entry, go to Favor Affair and pick whatever item you’d be most likely to use your $25 to purchase (besides graduation). What parties and events do you have coming up?
3-And just because I really love my followers, if you follow my blog, leave me a third comment telling me so and you get a third entry!
3 chances to win! The giveaway will run until midnight Sunday (well, I guess that would be Monday morning, but you know what I mean)! I will announce the winner sometime Monday! Good Luck! And congratulations all of you graduates!
P.S. I had to show you this cute birthday candle. Did you notice the name on the card. Do you think there is anyway that they were inspired by this party???