Vintage Graduation Theme

In honor of my sister’s graduation from high school today I present to you a vintage themed graduation party courtesy of Tinywater Photography. Initially this photo shoot was designed as a preppy engagement/wedding party but as is the case with most themes, this could easily be used to celebrate a high school or college graduation. In fact, at first glance I thought it was a graduation party! The books and suitcases are perfect decor for a graduate and even the tiny “yay” flags suggest a celebratory yelp!

We’ve already decorated for my sister’s high school graduation but I’ll have to keep this one on file for her college graduation! It seems I’ll need to be on the lookout for vintage suitcases!
Photographer: Tinywater Photography
Cinematography: Love Spun FilmsEvent Design: Platinum PlanningLinens: Mimi and CompanyCake/Desserts: Cookies: The Cookie DropCaterer: The Golden Gourmet CateringFloral Design: Florist: Botanica Floral Designs

Chicago Graduation Party

I’m headed to Chicago today to spend Memorial Day Weekend with my besties and thought it fitting to share with you this clever dessert table by Whimzical Parties and Designs. This guest of honor is off to The Windy City after graduation so the dessert table was themed accordingly complete with a Chicago skyline backdrop! And how cute is the airplane with the banner flying behind?!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend everybody!!!

Royal Wedding Graduation Party

I mentioned the day after the Royal Wedding that my sister had a graduation/Royal Wedding party and I promised pictures. Well, two weeks later…here they are! I know, super late, but since it is technically also a graduation party I guess I’m not THAT behind.

My sister invited all her friends over the night before to watch The King’s Speech and then the boys left and the girls had a sleepover so they could wake up for the wedding at 4am! I set my alarm but it wasn’t necessary. I was awakened by the screams of 25 high school girls in the downstairs living room.

A few weeks before the party my mom asked me if I had any suggestions for an English themed breakfast. (Obviously tea, but what else?) I suggested hot cross buns so she ordered them from Central Market and they were divine paired with the clotted cream she made and the scones she ordered from Starbucks!

Though many chose to celebrate the wedding in red, white and blues, my sister chose royal purple as her color of choice. It had dual meaning as purple is generally regarded as a regal color as well as the fact that she will be attending Abilene Christian University next year where the school colors are purple and white!

These cake pops were from Starbucks! My mom pre-ordered them which is a much easier solution if you don’t have time to make them!
The cake was from Frost It Cafe, a new bakery in Frisco and it was fabulous! I might have had it for breakfast the next day…and the next. The cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes were incredible too. Each flavor was decorated differently with generous heaps of icing. YUM!
The Tom Kat Studio made the printables specially for my sister’s party and they fit perfectly with the theme!
My sister set up her camera on her tripod with the self timer and provided props for a make-shift photo booth!

If it hadn’t been for this party I don’t think I would have watched the Royal Wedding live but I am so glad I did. We had a blast and kudos to my sister for the combo party idea. SO much fun! Congratulations MoMo!