DIY: Graduation Entertaining

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HOUSTON -- Graduation, a time where memories from the past and dreams of the future are happening at the same time, a day that parents are afraid is coming to soon and children feel isn't coming soon enough, and then it's here and the celebration begins.

Show your friends and family all the years you and your child have enjoyed with these easy DIY graduation decorations. Make the celebration fun for everyone with easy to grab foods and memorable party favors.

As always, remember to get creative and have fun.

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  • Glitter numbers
  • Wood or paper mache numbers
  • Glitter in your school colors
  • Americana decou page
  • Sponge Brush
  • Paint the numbers with the school colors, and let them dry at least 10 minutes, add another coat or 2 if needed, letting them dry at least 10 minutes in between coats.

    Paint the decou page onto the front of the number and pour the matching glitter onto the decou page painted front.

    Let it dry for 24 hours.

    You can use these as a table center piece or anywhere as dcor.

    Diploma Napkins

    Napkins in white

    Black Ribbon

    Roll the silverware up in the white napkin and tie it of using black ribbon to make it look like a diploma.

    DIY Photo Booth

  • Poster Board
  • Glue Dots
  • Letters to spell out "Graduation 2015" cut out of poster board
  • Glitter
  • Americana decou page
  • Cut a square out of the top of the poster board, I measured the square 2" from the top, and both sides and 12" up from the bottom.

    Paint the poster board with your choice of color of Americana acrylic paint. Next, cut your letters out of white poster board and glue them onto the bottom of the poster board frame. Let everything dry overnight, and use it throughout the celebration to take pictures of all the attendees.

    Congrats sign

  • Card stock in school colors
  • Letters printed in black on regular paper
  • Black ribbon
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Cut flag shaped squares out of the school colored card stock, I made mine about 10" long and 6" wide.

    Then cut the printed letters that spell "Congrats Graduate", to be a little smaller than the card stock flags.

    Connect the letters with ribbon, and hang it on the wall.


  • 2015 candy melt dcor Cupcakes
  • Wax paper
  • Wilton Cocoa candy melts
  • Wilton green candy melts
  • Blank paper
  • Sharpie
  • Wilton Cake decorating bags
  • Wilton decorating tip #
  • Wilton coupler
  • Iced cupcakes
  • Draw 2015 about 3" long on to paper with the sharpie, then cover it with wax paper.

    Place the decorating tip into the decorating bag and seal it with a coupler.

    Follow the directions on the candy melt bag to melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave and pour it into the cake decorating bag.

    Draw onto the wax paper over the 2015 with the melted candy melts and let them cool for 30 minutes.

    Place them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to cool completely and harden.

    Place them on top of the decorated cupcakes.