Thursday, June 1, 2017


Last week was a bittersweet one for me. My twin girls had their 5th grade promotion ceremony. It's exciting to see them become little ladies, but hard to see them grow up so fast.

To celebrate though a few families got together for a joint party and of course I volunteered to do the decorations. We had it at a neighbor's clubhouse, so the walls and such were a bit nitty gritty, but it was fine.

Since this was an elementary school "graduation" I wanted the decor to be fun, bright and look to the future. Inspired by this post I found on Pinterest, I went with the "Future's So Bright, Gotta Wear Shades" theme. I made the above sign with adhesive letters purchased at Target. Don't think those pieces of tape didn't bug me the whole night! But when you're putting up decor with 5 other people to get it done in 45 minutes that's what happens. (Plus, I was trying to hold back from being too nit picky!)

I had each parent provide a photo of the kids with shades on, that I created frames for and printed out. 
The other major piece of decor was the photo booth. Tissue paper made this really inexpensive, plus it was bright and played off the Mexican food we served.
The banner was made by just running AstroBright color paper through my printer and cutting each page out in a pennant shape.
The above paper lantern table centerpieces were great because they were light-up, so provided a soft glow when it got dark.
Each 5th grader got a Skittles-filled party favor.

Great fun was had by all - and that's all that really matters in the end, right?!

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