EventLucky here to share some fun from my long weekend. Hope your weekends are full of sun and well planned parties!
My Memorial Day weekend was crazy busy, as my husband graduated from graduate school. His mom came to visit, so we threw him a little party...and I am so excited to share the details!
We knew we had a long day on Monday for the actual graduation, so we didn't want a party that would go too late (does that make us old?). We decided on a "happy hour" party from 4-7 PM, with snacks and drinks appropriate for pre-dinner.
I asked a friend to design pennants for me in my husband's school colors. She did such a great job! I printed them out on cardstock and cut them out for decorations.
For the menu, I wanted to play with the idea of a rolled diploma, so we made asparagus rolled in procuitto, hand rolled sushi (ok, we ordered this), and pigs rolled in a blanket, in addition to some veggies, nuts, and appropriate colored candies.
I also made the chocolate mortarboards, which were a big hit. Once you give up on finding the perfect colored "tassels" they were pretty easy and make a big impact.
We had Pimm's Cup (not yet made in this picture) and a prosecco toast for drinks (nice and light for a hot day).
And here's the food table-- styled a la Amy Atlas! You can see the orange candies-- orange slices and reece's pieces!
I can't let guests leave empty handed-- and I hate to have tons of food leftover after a party...so I gave each guest a cupcake for an after dinner treat.
I got the cupcake boxes and black and white bakers twine from cdkane on etsy -- she was great to work with, and cheaper than any bake shop in NYC!
But...the boxes were a little big for my homemade cupcakes. I didn't want the cupcakes to rattle around while the guests traveled, so I used a small piece of stik-tak (available at any hardware store). A tiny bit of tack kept the cupcakes centered with all of their frosting intact! Guests said the cupcakes made it home in perfect form!
Does anyone else have graduations coming up this month? Any fun graduation party details to share?