Party on a budget – Graduation Party & Decorations

We had a small party with family for graduation for my kidlets.  I made a pendant banner with the penguins I used in my smartie pants post — see here

It says congrats. Printed them out, cut out and taped them on to a long piece of curling ribbon.

All the tables had black table covers, and we used red and white plates/napkins/forks etc.

I wrapped up all the forks and printed  congratulation napkin rings to match with the black/white penguin theme going.

I had made a few graduation hats- from this post earlier — see post

Had them out on the table for decorations.

I also printed out a few tags and attached them to bamboo skewers and used a canning jar filled with pebbles to have them be as centerpieces on the table.

Adding a flag to remember it was also Memorial day as well. 🙂

It was a pool party so we also threw in a bit of crepe paper on the pool gate.

Of course lots of yummy food is a must!

Brownie Bites….


Very simple party. However it was fun to do.

Printing off a few tags- turned into a banner, napkin rings, center pieces that helped make a nice theme without having to spend a lot of money on decorations you will not use again. 🙂

I am a pretty frugal person. I want to make an effort without breaking the bank.

And my kids felt very special at their party and that’s what matters 🙂


6 Responses to Party on a budget – Graduation Party & Decorations
  1. Happy Home Fairy
    June 4, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    I love cheap celebrations!! You did a great job here! I can’t wait to see your daughter’s puppy party! I was the one who sent you the crafting chicks puppy party link! I am glad you liked it. 🙂

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  3. C&MB
    June 5, 2011 | 10:11 pm

    Thank you for that link. She is so excited for her party now. 🙂 And now that I have a bunch of 50% off Joann coupons to use up, going to look for more things there for the party. Thanks for your links 🙂

  4. Cindy
    June 1, 2012 | 10:05 pm

    Not sure if I am sending this the right way….but would really like to know how and what you used to make the tassels for the brownies…Thanks

  5. Linda Meara
    January 6, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    I really loved your Penguin themed Graduation ideas!
    Did you happen to have a template for the Graduation banner? Thank you!


  6. Linda Meara
    January 12, 2013 | 12:56 pm



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