"Oh The Places You'll Go" Graduation Party

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!"

-Dr. Seuss

My Daughter, Ashley, graduated from High School over Memorial Day Weekend.
To commemorate the event, we honored her with a Graduation Dinner at our home, with the theme, "Oh The Places You'll Go," by Dr. Seuss.

A Personalized Banner was hung to greet the Guests & Announce the Celebration... The kitchen decorated for the occasion...

"Congrats" Banner, (below), made from festive scrapbooking paper...

The dessert buffet...

{Pictures were taken before all the food was put out.

Strawberries, Creme Horns, and Whipped Creme were yet to come.}

The whimsical cake was made by a local lady. Just as delicious as it was cute! :)

The white milk glass hobnail bowl held Confetti (candied) Popcorn from our local Vic's Popcorn Store. Perfect colors for a Dr. Seuss Party!!!


a Southern BBQ Buffet,

consisting of BBQ Pork, BBQ'ed Oven Baked Potatoes, Slaw, Green String Beans,

and Hush Puppies.

{Had not been picked up from the Caterers at the time the photos were taken.}

Later in the Evening...

Some of the guests enjoying their meal.

{Others were in the dining room and I, unfortunately, failed to get pictures!}

Party Favors for the guests,

and Ashley's School Memory Notebook Displayed.

The Memory Book included pictures and memorabilia collected and saved, from Preschool through Ashley's Senior year.

Personalized Candy Bars -- Party Favors

The back of the wrapper read:

INGREDIENTS: One Diploma, One Bright Future, and Limitless Possibilites!

Thanks for helping us celebrate this special occasion!

Nutrition Facts...

Total Fat: Who cares??? Ashley graduated!

Total Sodium: Enough to make you thirsty for success.

Protein: 100% energy to travel the world.

{See source below}

"You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

any direction you choose.

You're on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the {girl} who'll decide where to go."

-Dr. Seuss

Random Pictures from Graduation...
Ashley and her maternal Grandparents.

Ashley & her paternal Grandparents.

Ashley surrounded by brothers & cousins.

"You'll be on your way up!

You'll be seeing great sights!

You'll join the high fliers

who will soar to high heights."

-Dr. Seuss

Tossing of the Graduation Caps...
~Congratulations Ashley! ~

"And will you succeed?

Yes! You will, indeed!

(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"

-Dr. Seuss


Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers (Party Favors)

& Personalized Banner were purchased online at www.party411.com.

My first time dealing with them, and the communication and product were excellent!

~ Highly recommend! :) ~

1 comment:

  1. You certainly know how to throw a party!! Yes, Kaje' graduated this year. I just barely deleted the post about it. I only leave my family posts up for a couple of weeks and then I print them off and delete them....just because.

    I'm glad you're back blogging and inspiring me. When Trav comes home we'll be ordering a welcome home banner and doing some fun things so I appreciated you putting a link to this party place. They don't really have anything for "welcome home" but I'm sure I can adapt something. I've saved the link.

    Hope you're having a nice day. My friend who used to live in NC is moving to South Carolina next month so maybe some day I'll get out to the east coast! Take care my friend and tell Ashley congrats! Oh, and David has gotten so big! No broken bones this summer I hope?!


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