Sunday, June 3, 2012

Smart Cookie Graduation Party

My daughter, Haley, is now a high school graduate! We've been super busy lately getting ready for this momentous occasion! Because Haley is such a "smart cookie", one of the things we did to celebrate was a smart cookie party, where we served the classic after school snack: milk and cookies!  We had six kinds of cookies on the menu: chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodles, wholesome oaties, chocolate mint, and Oreos (all made by me except for the Oreos).

The cookies were served on pretty cake plates, and the milk was poured into cute little bottles to drink with a straw.
These were Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that my Mom and I peeled and scrubbed the labels off of.
Our decorations were "old school". We wrote on two old cabinet door chalkboards...
...and we had a vintage typewriter for friends to type a message to Haley.

We decorated with fabric bunting that I sewed, and tissue paper flowers made by Haley's grandmas. (I put them to work while they were visiting!)

Haley's Dad and Grandpa helped with the outdoor decorations (preparing for this party was a family affair!), where we had lots of balloons, lights, and a banner.
Congratulations, Haley!!!


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  2. Hi Donna,
    That is funny, you and I think alike I think. We had a "one smart cookie" buffet too for our graduate. (come see my post) Congratulations to you and your family!!! What pretty colors, and I like all the balloons and lights. Where ever did you get all those Starbuck's bottles. I had thought about doing that too, but waited too late and didn't know where I could find that many in such short notice. Your daughter is so lovely! What are her plans now? Blessings to you and yours, Jane

    1. Haha, Jane, I think we do think alike! I got the idea for the Starbucks bottles (from Pinterest) a couple of months ago, and we were happy to have a reason to drink all of those frappuccinos!
      Thank you, I think she is lovely, too :) She really is a very smart cookie, and she will be headed to NYU Poly in the fall to study chemical & biomolecular engineering. We will miss her SO much!
      I'm off to read your post...

  3. Lol, that is a lot of frappuccinos! I wish your daughter the best at NYU!!!

  4. Congratulations!! Seems like you really did great job by organizing awesome graduation party for your daughter. My niece will soon be completing her graduation. Planning to throw her a party at New York venues. Just want to make her day memorable.