I absolutely loved designing this graduation party for Heather in Andover, Massachusetts this past summer! Covid and all, her Senior Year was far from normal and she deserved a send off that would make her know all her hard work needed to be celebrated! I started with designing and making a photo booth backdrop with tassels to reflect “the tassel worth the hassle”. From there I reached out to Refined Rentals and visited their showroom to hand pick items that would fit within my vision for her special day! Wicker and wood, leather and velvet, I pulled the look together with the initial color palette I had sent to Heather for her approval. Final colors, coral and salmon, light teal, muted yellow if felt calm and a bit boho, pretty but not too feminine as she told me.
She had written her college essay about the fragility of Sea Glass and I wanted to find a way to incorporate Sea Glass into the the feel as well so we added in a memory area where guests could write a special word of advice or congratulations on large colorful sea glass fragments. That way, Heather could take them to school with her when she headed off!
Since she was graduating High School but headed to college, I decided to introduce Elon, in little hints here and there. I had a wooden Connect 4 Game made with her name built in as well as Acorns and trees to represent the school. I worked with the folks at The Cookie Monstah on fun sandwich names and flavors that could also incorporate the colors of the school (M + M) and names of the Elon Mascot!
We even provided the catering for this one!
And how about this adorable drink truck! I customer flavors so the under 21 could have fun flavor options like Lavender Lemonade and the over 21 could have options to add in the liquor!
Our team was there to help guests emboss their college name into their leather bracelets with THE POP SHOP and my husband catered the event with LBJ Catering making delicious apps and homemade personal pizzas for guests to indulge.
Here’s to the perfect graduation party complete with all the details to make this Andover High School Graduate excited to attend Elon University this fall!