Thursday, July 26, 2012

Graduation Party and Decorations! (pic heavy)

Now the last of the graduation posts...the party!!  The kids had a blast!  My mom splurged and rented an inflatable water slide!  And because the party was July 3rd and the store was closed July 4th they couldn't pick it...we had it for 2 days for the price of 1!!  Awesome deal  :)  Ok first the crafts....

This banner was made using the banners2 SVG from Designs on Cloud 9.  The letters are from the Alphabet Banners SVG by My Scrap Chick.  The hearts are from Verve called Jotted Heart and the t-shirt die is by My Favorite Things.  I found the yellow glitter paper at Joann's.
Now I am really happy with how these centerpieces came out!  You know when you have one of those moments when you kind of impress yourself when you come up with an idea?  Trust me it doesn't happen to me often! LOL!  But I LOVE this idea  :)  I printed out wallet sized pics of Shianne throughout the year and mounted them on CS and attached to lollipop sticks!  I found brand new wooden boxes at Salvation Army and covered with coordinating papers.  The pennant is a Spellbinders die.
Crazy for You was a musical she was in and she is the "cowboy" in jeans and the maroon shirt, this was her big scene where she is shot  LOL!  I made the 2012 in Make the Cut and cut with the Cricut.
Shi has been friends with Missy and Alyssa for 6 years, they met in Jr. High and have been great friends ever since.  As I was looking for pics I found this one from 2007 and paired it up with their prom picture from this year.  The girls absolutely loved it!  I think it is so cool!  They have grown to be beautiful women.

**UPDATE**  I've had several people ask how I kept the lollipop sticks to stand up and not fall over.   I took a block of floral foam and used a steak knife to cut a piece that wedged into the boxes and recycled formula can.  I put some hot glue in the bottom of the can to hold the foam but if it's wedged in there tight then you don't need it.  I would love to see your interpretation of these if you make them!  And please link back to this post if you do  :)

Now time for the crazy fun!  The kids started going down the water slide 2 and 3 at a time which resulted in going over the end of it!!  

I know how much the kids like taking pics of themselves so I made a photo booth with accessories but they were so busy they didn't even touch them til night time but we did get a few pics.  I found a lot of the free printable props at Accent the Party (scroll down).

 And finally...the awesome!

Thanks for making it to the end!  LOL! 


Unknown said...

All these decorations are beautiful! How did you get the sticks with pictures on them to stay up in the wooden boxes?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know the answer to that question, too. How did you keep the sticks from not falling over? Where they stuck in a styrofoam piece hidden inside of the box to support them?

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea Kathi! Your project inspired me to do a similar centerpiece for my daughters HS graduation. I used mason jars that I filled and painted dowls with little clothes pins to hold the pictures. I love the way it came out. Thank so much!!

My Creative Therapy said...

I've updated the post with the info re: the lollipop sticks. I would love to see your completed projects based on this idea!


Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic said...

I love the then & now pic idea! Such cute centerpieces! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Graduation Party! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

Unknown said...

Did you use a certain template to print the year and the This is then &Now ?

My Creative Therapy said...

Hi Suzie! I just typed it up in Word and printed. I cropped them and matted on black cardstock. That's it! :)


Unknown said...

Thank you for your tips I want to make sure I'm understanding correctly the only supplies I will need are recycled formula cans
Floral Foam
Lollipop Sticks
Card stock
Paper shred
Photos ? ( 3x5 or 4x6)

Anonymous said...

How did you attach pics to lollipop sticks?

My Creative Therapy said...

I attached the lollipop sticks with a small line of hot glue. I printed the pics on the computer though so they weren't on glossy photo paper. You could probably use glue dots too.

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