10 yummy graduation party ideas

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Hi everyone, it’s Bridget.

Happy May Day! With May, comes the end of the year and lots of happy graduates! As you plan your 2013 graduate party, I hope these graduation party ideas provide a bit of inspiration:

And don’t miss the rest of these fabulous ideas…

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All the items in our 2013 black and white graduation party supplies collection can be customized to your school colors. Just convo in the shoppe to discuss color choices.

And if you’re looking for more graduation food ideas, or even crafty graduation ideas, hop over to Kim’s Graduation Party Ideas pinterest board!

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Friday!

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graduation party ideas

graduation party ideas

Are you planning a graduation party and looking for graduation party ideas? These are just a few of my favorite for a black, white and gold graduation party:

The best part about starting with basic black and white for your graduation decorations, is that you can add any school color to personalize the party!

All the items in my black and white graduation party supplies collection can be customized to your school colors. Just convo in the shoppe to discuss color choices.

And if you’re looking for more crafty graduation ideas, or even graduation food ideas, hop over to my Graduation pinterest board. It’s packed with fun ideas.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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“done-ut” graduation cupcakes

If you have a graduate who’s finally “done it” {I know… the title is totally corny} then these are the donut cupcakes for you!!

Recently we launched a new graduation collection (invitations, printables, damask table decor) and I got busy in the kitchen to create a fun new twist on the mortarboard graduation cupcake. I came up with two ideas. The first, a mini cupcake with Hershey’s Bliss mortarboard and twistie tassle, was a bit more traditional and I posted it a few week’s ago. 

This is the second, and in my opinion a bit more fun, using a chocolate covered donut as the graduate’s head {hee hee}. It’s super simple, here’s what you’ll need:

  • small chocolate covered donut
  • Keebler Deluxe Graham cookie
  • fruit chews (match to school colors)
  • white icing

And here’s how you assemble:

  1. Cut two pieces of fruit chew. One for the scroll (roll and set aside) and one for the tassle (cut a 1.5 x 1.5 inch square; using a straight edge knife cut individual threads leaving the top .5 inch attached; roll)
  2. Ice your cupcake
  3. Set one donut in the center of the cupcake and insert the scroll (do this while your icing is fresh so that it will hold)
  4. Using a small dolup of icing, attach the Keebler Deluxe Graham cookie to the top of the donut and allow it to set for a few minutes
  5. Place a very small dot of icing on the cookie (aka mortarboard) and attach your tassle

As always, I hope you’re inspired! And stop over at Snackpicks.com for more of my Kellogg’s treats ideas.

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DIY crepe paper rosettes

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make the crepe paper rosette that we used on the back of our graduation cupcake pick from our new graduation collection: fold the crepe paper like an accordian, bend it into a circle, close it with a touch of hot glue and put a lovely round pick in the center. It’s that simple!

They’re great to top cake plates and cupcakes,

to embellish frames (the center is a silver gumball from our friends at That’s So Sweet), and you could also make multiple staggered layers of crepe for a fun cake topper… hmmm… you may be seeing more of these from me. {wink}

Have a fabulous day and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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for our 2011 graduates!

My beautiful niece, Christen, is graduating from high school this year. So in honor of her accomplishments and all the other fabulous kids from high school to college that are taking that next big step in their lives, we created this modern, yet classic, graduation party collection in all black and white, allowing for plenty of creativity to bring in school colors (a few examples below).

One of my favorite components, besides our new black and white damask plates and napkins, are the new large polka dot, damask (available in our buzz collection now) and brush stroke cupcake wrappers. Isn’t the crepe rosette with the cupcake pick center on the cake stand lovely?! I’ll share a pictorial of how to make it in tomorrow’s post.

And don’t you love the gumballs?! Yep, the cupcake toppers and the center of this crepe rosette adorning our personalized “congratulations” mat are pearl white and black gumballs from That’s So Sweet.

Other details include beverage wrappers,

beverage markers (also great as straw slips),

napkin rings, and

favor tags (perfect attached to little cello bags full of candies).

And if you want to introduce a bit of color to represent your school, try cardstock placemats, solid napkins, cupcake icing, crepe rosettes and/or various candies. The possibilies are truly endless when you start with a classic design.

You can find this entire graduation 2011 collection in the shoppe and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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mini mortarboard cupcakes

We shot our new graduation collection (here’s a look at the storyboard) last Friday and I can’t wait to show you all the images (update post with all the images!), but for now I’m just going to share these little mini mortarboard cupcakes I made.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. The morterboard is a Hershey’s Bliss dark chocolate (I got a bag while at BlissDom this year and honestly I ate six the second night while working on a blog post!) and the tassel is a cello bag tie (my assistant Bridget was twisting one around her finger while we were prepping for the shoot and the rest is… in the picture)!

A dollop of white icing, a Hershey’s Bliss, a curled tie attached with a dot of white icing and you’re done! As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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coming soon! graduation 2011

We had a lot of fun with this new Graduation 2011 collection, choosing to be creative in our patterns instead of our color palette and allowing this collection to be versatile enough for any school. Along with our photography, coming next week, we’ll give you ideas of how to bring out the school spirit with ribbons, candies and more to help make these designs your own. {Update! The collection is now available in the shoppe and can be edited for any graduation year! Come see!}

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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graduation cupcake toppers

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I’ve never done a wordless Wednesday… and obviously I’m still not doing one… but I will keep it short. These fabulous graduation cupcake toppers are FREE over at Living Locurto!

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I found these on the Hello! Cupcake website and simply had to share it.

Here’s what they had to say about these fun graduation day cupcakes: “Our mortar board caps are made from a chocolate coated marshmallow cookie such as Mallomars. But any round shaped chocolate could work. We added an Andies mint for the flat top but you could also use graham crackers cut to size and dipped in melted chocolate. The tassel is made from red licorice pull and peel, but could be just as easily cut from fruit roll ups. We added a red mini M&M for the button. The diploma is phyllo dough we rolled into little diploma shapes and baked for just a few minutes to make them lightly golden. A pirouette cookie cut in half would also make a cute little diploma. We used the peel and pull again to make the string holding the diploma shut.”

This is only one of their fabulous creations so make sure you pick up a copy of this “must have” cupcake book! I personally have one and I can tell you that the instuctions are detailed, easy and I’ve yet to make a design that didn’t come out just like the pictures.

Happy baking!

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real parties: graduate pink

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I was out looking for ideas for a pink graduation inspiration board to go with our graduation girl collection, when I came across this adorable “real party” hosted by Teresa McFayden at My MiNuTia.

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Love these pink and black monogrammed houndstooth cookies!

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Don’t you just love the little brothers expression! Read all the details and see more pictures in Teresa’s original post.

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As for our graduation girl collection, here’s a look at the invitation and thank you paired with the decor from our divine birthday party collection. By the way, there is a graduation guy collection too. {wink}

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