Friday, July 6, 2012

Graduation

Like I told you before, my neighbor and friend, Lisa, is ALWAYS getting me wrapped up in her wild ideas. She was planning a Pre Kindergarten Graduation party for Paige (eyes roll).
For the party supplies, Lisa found some cute “Princess Graduate” themed paper goods and d├ęcor at Hobby Lobby. Perfect for Paige! But as she was showing me her stash, I KNEW I had to make it even more perfect!
Cute, but…
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Zebra print Chinese lanterns on a satin ribbon
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But we could do better than that…
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I pulled out the Silhouette, cut bunting flags and zebra letters to spell “PAIGE”. I removed the black satin ribbon and tied the lanterns to a string of twinkle lights.
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Much better…
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Then I got to baking the cupcakes. I cut out basic wraps in the zebra print. For the pink wraps, I used a tiara design with a mortar board in the middle. A plain plate would not do for these precious cupcakes! (And while I was at it, I personalized the mortar board trinket box.)
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I had a decorator table top that I had used previously to serve cakes. It was wrapped in fabric and clear vinyl and was in need of a makeover.  I went digging in my junks drawers and found a finial and drawer pulls.
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I screwed the finial into the center and the drawer pulls onto the bottom for feet.
The whole thing got painted in ASCP Old White.
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Much Better…
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Yummy…
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White cake with raspberry filling and pink buttercream icing
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All these perfecting ideas cost me less that $5. You can beat that for custom designed party goods!
Of course, the celebration was just an excuse for neighbors and friends to get together for a cookout, skinny ‘ritas, and a splash bouncy house. No complaining here!
Ya gotta love Lisa and her crazy ideas!
At the end of next month, Paigey will be starting Kindergarten. Oh dear… How did these babies grow up so fast?
Y’all have a great weekend and give your babies hugs and kisses. They will be grown in the blink of an eye!
Love, Whyt

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11 comments:

  1. and what fun it was! And the decked out decorations were PERFECT! I still have the lights that I think we may use for the next HAYES event...............PAIGEY TURNS FIVE SLUMBER PARTY!!!!!! We could do zebra again! hmmmmm.............

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    1. Bright pink and zebra print for the next several parties, then we can re-invent!

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  2. What a cute banner and adorable looking party. Thanks so much for joining the newbie party. Great to see you too.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Work got crazy busy in the spring and it is so good to be back blogging.

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  4. What a cute party!! I love it all! Found you at the Newbie party! :)

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  5. Great party ideas! The cupcakes are gorgeous. I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did. I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your talent!

    Stop by and say hi when you can ~

    Pat

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    1. Thanks for following Pat! I will be stopping by soon!

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