Friday, April 27, 2012

Gorgeous Graduation Party Feature

I'm completely in love with the latest creation from my favorite party blog, Celebrations at Home. I just can't get over how talented and created Chris is, she always pulls everything together perfectly! I want to be her when I grow up :) She's my #1 party crush, there, I've said it.

The object of my affection is her "Keys to Success Graduation Party." I think it's hard to give a graduation party a general theme, there's always the possibility of using the school colors as the them, or in case of a graduate degree, you could focus on the profession, like I did for the Dental School Graduation party.
The Keys of success is a great theme with tons of creative options, as you'll see below!

The party has a vintage, Anthropologie feel and uses a neutral color palette of yellow, browns and whites. Let's look at this beautiful table!

I love the use of different colored bottles, jars and flowers.

These paper placemats are AWESOME! Chris found them HERE - they're great because you can just toss them when the party is over!I also love all the keys at each place setting and the yellow table runner.

The dessert table rocked, as dessert tables usually do :) I love the frame with keys and the "keys of success" hanging from each key. Great advice!

 Chris uses furniture in her party decor, like this small table with drawers below. I love it!

These chocolate diploma rolls are genius and uses Nutella, so you know it's delicious. Recipe is HERE.

 I'm loving this ribbon swag, too.

The party favors station is adorable as well.


Guests wrote notes of advice to the graduate.

I think it's safe to say Celebrations at Home has done it again! This is why I adore the blog world; there is so much inspiration out there and so many creative people. It really gets my creative juices flowing! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I've got another 5K race I'm doing tomorrow morning that I'm semi-excited for. I've had 2 crappy runs this week so running and I are currently in a fight, but hopefully we'll make up by tomorrow morning in time for me to cross the finish line at a decent time! I'm also throwing a small birthday get together on Sunday for my beautiful mom - Happy Birthday Mommy! (yes, sometimes I still call her mommy). The theme is Strawberries, so you know I'll be swinging by the Farmers Market to get me some berries this weekend. Hopefully I'll have some time to relax as the next few weeks are crazy with a big wedding, fundraiser for my work and a big cocktail party. It's all good though, I'm happy and thankful to be busy and have work that I enjoy :) I'm not just saying that, I really mean it. I'm lucky and I know it!

Before I forget, I wanted to share this one last thing with you - you'll be glad I did! If you're looking for something fun to whip up for the weekend, try my Dirty Pirate Popsicles I made for It's basically a Rum and Coke in a Popsicle and it has an awesome name - hee-hee!

See you next week! 


  1. love love love!!! amazing party!

  2. Jackie, you're making me blush. Thank you for such sweet words!

  3. this is so beautiful!! i am going to use this gorgeous decoration idea for my party