I've really slacked with posting to the blog this summer. Been so busy helping my husband recovery from knee replacement; dealing with puppy mischief and destruction; and softball. My oldest daughter graduated from high school in May and these are photos from her party. I really enjoy doing parties and planning events. I would love to do this on the side along with my 'real' job. The candy bar (above) was a huge hit. I shopped for various clear vases, jars, and bowls at various discount stores. I shopped for blue and white candies for weeks. This was the most difficult part. The shelf was re painted (it used to be hunter green) to match other furniture in my kitchen. I've had this shelf for many years. It folds up and stores easily. It fits perfectly on this small angled wall in my kitchen. I love using it. 

I made the cake topper using  decorative papers, paper plates, crepe papers, stickers, silk flowers, and jewels. The cake measured 7" and 9" circles. They fit perfectly on my 13" cake platter. 

I decorated my kitchen hutch with Senior pictures, various awards, various sports trophies, scrapbooks, banner, and multiple vases of flowers. It was a perfect back drop for the dessert table. 

I hung various lanterns, tissue flowers, crepe streamers, and balloons from the main light above the island in my kitchen. I have done this for various parties and events. I love the way it looks. We served meatballs, rigatoni, antipasto salad, and various fresh breads along with dipping oils. 

we used the tent and our two level deck to house all the people. The weather held off and everything turned out great. 
I made a 13 x 13" frame using the various blue and white printed papers and one of my very favorite photos of my daughter. This sat on the gift table. 

I made the card box by covering a box with blue and white dot wrapping paper the slot opening is on top. The monogram center design is similar to the cake topper. 

I bought various white flowers and arranged in my favorite milk glass vases. I scattered them around on the gift table, food tables, kitchen hutch, and outside tables. 

I found this tall hand blown vase on clearance for $5.50 and knew I wanted this to be on the dessert table.I added a crepe paper rosette and a monogram to make it look more unique. I arranged various flowers to coordinate with the decor. Love the blue and white asters.  
this is another view of the indoor decorations. 

I bought cheap blue plastic ice buckets at a Dollar store and planted various blue/ white flowers in them. Then I  hot glue various matted pictures of my daughter through the years on skewers and placed 3-5 in each container. I used these as center pieces on all the outdoor tables under the tent and on the deck. It was an easy and unique added touch. 

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