It was a night time dessert and coffee bar themed party and it was really fun and a sophisticated spin on a graduation party. Margaret had a chocolate fountain with all sorts of fun stuff to dip into it like fresh fruit, pound cake, nutter butters, and rice krispy treats. There was cheesecake and other assorted desserts too. She got coffee to go from Starbucks and had lots of fun flavorings to add; you could have your drink hot or iced.
I made Paige this cute graduation themed box by painting and then decoupaging on paper. I used a chipboard frame to decorate the top lid. For inside I made little journaling cards for guests to write a message to Paige on. She can attach a pictures from the party on the other side of the journaling cards and put them in the box to keep in one place as a memento of the party.This pretty decoupaged frame had felt flowers, buttons, and ribbon "leaves" to decorate it. The directions for the journaling cards was displayed inside during the party. Afterward she can use it for a special picture.
I made her these personalized name letters to display at the party too. I used white rub-ons to add her middle and last name to some of the letters, but they have been removed for posting. I used a variety of ribbon, buttons, and a mini clothes pin to embellish them. I love how her photo is on the letter G. You can find out more on how I make decoupaged letters here.
The last two things I made for the party don't involve using Mod Podge, but I wanted to share the entire party at once. These are the centerpieces I made for the high bar tables Margaret rented for the party. Because it was a coffee bar theme, there are coffee beans inside the vase to hold the sticks in place. Except for the one with her picture on it, I created all the graphics on my computer. I made the patterned paper that says Congratulations Page! that the graduation hat graphic is on, I thought that one came out especially cool. Ideally, I wanted to find a stamp or die cuts to use for this but I didn't see any I liked until a few weeks after the party. Isn't that always how it goes? At least I saved some money, since I used graphics from my MS Home Publishing program.
I shared this in a previous post, for Heidi's scalloped punch craft challenge, but for those of you who haven't seen it. Here it is, it's hard to see the punch because I had to crop way into the one and only picture I have of it. The blue letter backgrounds are actually punched scallop circles.
I had a lot of fun making all the decorations, and using a few different double sided scrapbook papers made it all come together pretty quickly.