Candy Bars are fun, popular, easy and economical.
Graduation Party Candy Bar
Choose your favorite candy or pick candy in your school or college colors. Some candy ideas include:
Find large clear glass or plastic jars, vases or bowls. Borrow them from your friends or check your local dollar store or craft store. Large pickle jars from restaurants work great! Decorate the jars with bows or keep them plain and simple. Set out large spoons so your guests can scoop unwrapped candy. Put out small plastic bags with ties so your guests will have something to put their candy in. Or they can make a take-away bag if they want to.
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This cute centerpiece is the perfect balance between sportsy and elegant.
Hockey Sock Graduation Centerpiece
Any small potted plant will work. Even potted annuals which you can plant in your garden after. Simply put the potted plant in the hockey sock and set it in the middle of the table. This one was placed on a mirrored tile as an extra touch. It also has a small, plastic hockey stick on the left hand side and a hockey puck at the base. Of course you can use a sock from any sport. School colors are fun.
Individually wrapped candy is sprinkled at the base of this centerpiece as an added treat for guests. Halloween size candy like Hershey’s Minis, Laffy Taffy, and Skittles are good options. Or buy personalized candy bars (minis or regular size) from Shindigz or personalized M&M packs from My M&M’s.
Love this idea for a graduation centerpiece! Hockey skate filled with licorice. New hockey skates are best . You can also use figure skates or basketball shoes. Buy licorice in your school or college colors if possible. This school’s colors happened to be red & black. But you can get licorice in other colors too.
Hockey Skate Graduation Centerpiece
To keep the skate upright, use a hockey puck and cut a slit down the middle. If you know someone with a circular saw this would be a good job for them. The slit should be wide enough to hold the blade and it should be at least half or three quarters the depth of the hockey puck.
This skate was lined with colored tissue paper but you could also use a patterned or solid color fabric. Other fun candy like Hershey’s Minis, Sweet Tarts, Laffy Taffy, and Skittles were scattered around the base of the skate. Halloween sized candy is perfect!
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New for 2010 is a photo Guest Book from OurHubbub.
Photo Guest Books are similar to photo books except there are lots of spaces for your guests to leave congratulatory messages. You can include plenty of pictures too. Pictures of your grad when he or she was a baby or just starting school. Pictures of your grad with family. Pictures of your grad with his or her friends. Pictures of your grad at Prom. Pictures of your grad’s senior photos. Any pictures you want.
A great idea is to include pictures of your grad with some of the family and friends who are invited to the party. They can leave congratulatory messages next to the pictures they’re in. Think of how much fun it would be for your grad’s friends to see themselves in pictures with your grad, especially when they’re younger. It will bring back some great memories!
I have ordered from OurHubbub a few times and they make an excellent high-quality product. Their website is fairly easy to navigate as well. I love this photo guest book! It makes a wonderful momento.
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Graduation Photo Books are a great alternative to traditional scrapbooks. They usually have a template that you can use as is or modify any way you want. Most Photo Books start at a minimum of 20 pages but you can add more pages (up to 100 in most cases) at an additional cost per page.
Photo Books come in several sizes, from 5″x7″ up to 12″x12″. You can add multiple photos per page as well as text.
If your photos are already digital – on your computer, on your camera or on CDs – then creating a photo book is fairly easy. Simply find a template you like, upload your photos and then add the photos to the photo book. Some photo books allow you to embellish the pages with digital stickers and other graphics. Most let you add text such as descriptions and headings.
If you have printed photos then you can create digital versions by scanning them yourself or by having them professionally scanned at a local or online photo lab. If you scan your photos yourself, make sure you scan them at the best resolution and biggest size possible. The better the resolution, the clearer the picture will be when it’s printed.
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If you want your graduation party to be unique and memorable then a special graduation party theme might be the answer. Having a theme also makes it easier to decorate and plan your menu. There are lots of theme ideas to choose from.
If your grad is off to college then this is an easy theme to use. Decorate in your grad’s college colors. Table cloths, tableware, serving dishes, streamers and balloons can all be purchased in a wide variety of colors at an online store like Shindigz. Buy some college t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other gear through FansEdge, Football Fanatics or your college’s online store and use them as decorations. Your grad will be thrilled to wear everything after the party is over. For more decorations buy car decals, bumper stickers, pom poms & bullhorns from your college of choice.
For a fun activity, get a huge map of the US or the World and post it on your wall or on a bulletin board. Give your guests Post-It arrows or push pins so they can mark which colleges they’re going to. At the end of your party it’s fun to see where everyone is going. Go to . . . → Read More: Graduation Party Themes