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ConGRADUATION!

With graduation season upon us how can you make yours stand out above the rest? We have a few unique ideas that are sure to make your party one to remember. Photo book One of the hottest trends is using a Polaroid to create a fun guest book. Guests can snap a picture with the Polaroid and glue it to your photo book. Since they develop so quickly your guests can write a note or write fun tips for life after college. For a more unique photo book, use a book with black pages and provide metallic sharpies for more of a pop. Mini Bean Dips When you’re throwing any sort of party you don’t want guests crowding around the hors d’oeuvres table when they should be mingling. Mini bean dip cups are the perfect way to solve this issue and they’re so easy to make. Just find small clear plastic cups and fill with your favorite layered bean dip and top with a couple chips for a great mobile snack. Balloon Walkway When you think of a graduation you think of balloons right? Instead of hanging balloons from your mailbox try lining the walkway to your house instead with balloons colored the same as your school, or your child’s school. Just take a bundle of balloons, maybe 5 or 6, tie them to a golf tee and stake them along your walkway about as high as your hip. This will really add a wow factor when your guests arrive. Photo Backdrop Now what’s a party without pictures? Every baby shower, wedding or birthday party now has some sort of backdrop or setting to take pictures in front of. If you’re on a budget or have a busy schedule just go to your nearest party store and buy a tinsel back drop, as easy as that. If you want to spruce it up a little bit add balloon numbers for the graduation year or a congratulations banner. You can even make up your own hashtag that guests can use to tag in their pictures on Instagram. Please share any graduation party ideas you have or have used, and feel free to post a picture with...

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Guest Favors!

Weddings are such an exciting event whether you’re in the wedding party or attending as a guest. Love and food and dancing and booze, why turn down an invite?! It’s nice to take a little something home with you to remember the awesome time you had! Wedding favors are a perfect way to say “THANKS” to your guests and let’s be honest who doesn’t love party favors. Bride and Grooms are getting so creative lately that we thought we’d share some of our favorites!   SUCCULENTS Succulent favors aren’t just found in the dessert but all the way to the Midwest weddings and beyond. We can’t argue with that because they’re so stinkin’ cute. Low maintenance little plants that your guests can enjoy for months (or days depending on their green thumb) to come. And they add a nice earthy touch to your wedding.   Your Favorite Coffee Plenty of people these days drinks coffee whether it’s straight black or loaded with caramel syrup and coconut milk. Either way these little coffee bag favors will give guests a taste of your favorite morning brew. Geode Place Cards These unique geodes are a creative way for guests to find their dinner table. Find a friend with great handwriting to write the guest’s name and table number and not only have they found their seat but they also have a new decoration for their house! And they’re a step up from the usual paper folded place card!                         Glasses To Go Offer guests mugs, wine glasses or mason jars with a small chalkboard on them. Let guests write their names on the front so they can keep track of them  all night and fill them with their favorite liquid. At the end of the night they can take them home and reuse them over and...

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