Country Theme Graduation Party!

My sister is graduating high school in a little over a month and I’m in utter disbelief. I can’t believe she’s about to go to college and about to turn 18 and be an adult.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is one of her senior pictures that I took recently.

Graduating high school means there’s going to be a graduation party! I’m helping my mom with the planning. I ordered the invites on Thursday night and we’ve decided that it’s going to be a country themed party because my sister loves cowboy boots and cowboy hats and all the country music and country boys and pickup trucks and what not. I’m not a fan of any of that but I love all the rustic decor. My mom is taking care of all the food and catering and stuff and I’m taking care of all the decorations and a homemade photobooth! I’m super excited about the photobooth actually. I wanted to share my progress with you guys and let you in on some of my ideas so you can let me know if it sounds stupid or if there are ways to improve them.

——————————————————————–

First things first! Every grad party needs one of those photo memory boards with pictures of the graduate at all different ages. I’m thinking that instead of putting together the typical board I’m going to hang a few different layers of twine on the wall and use clothes pins to hold the pictures. I tried to search for something that was similar to what I want to do and all I came up with is this…

IMG_1623

I want to do something like this but with the twine not so droopy. I got the twine and the clothespins and did a small test run just to make sure the pictures stay put and they do! So hopefully that will work out.

——————————————————————–

Another thing that I’m super excited about are these cool jar beverage spout things. I’m not sure what they’re called but I figured they’re perfect for lemonade or iced tea or even some kind of wine spritzer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I got them for $10 each at the Christmas Tree Shop near me and they look very rustic and country to me and considering I’m going to be using mason jars for flower vases and utensil holders I think it’ll go together very well.

——————————————————————–

I wanted to make it a very feminine color scheme so we’re using a pink, a light pink, and gold as our main colors. I painted these mason jars and I think the colors look awesome together.

20130427_183452

Normally people use their high school colors but my sister’s high school colors are black and blue which are very harsh to me so we’re going a little girly.

——————————————————————–

As for the photobooth, I got some really awesome ideas from Lovely Indeeds blog post which you can find here.Β I’m going to be using streamers in all the colors I mentioned previously and I’m going to add tissue paper pom pom kinda things that will hang from the ceiling.

Streamers7

This is what hers looks like and I love how easy it is to put together.

——————————————————————–

And lastly, for now, is this awesome milk can I found at Christmas Tree Shop.

MyCollage_1

This is my before and after picture. Before it had all these tropical looking flowers so I took some acrylic paint in a brick red color and painted it. I had to do a few coats but while doing my last coat I added some crimson red and some gold streaks which you can’t really tell from the picture. I’ll try and take a better picture at some point but I figured this would be an awesome flower vase that I can load with sunflowers. I may decorate the can a little more but I’m loving the color of it!

So, that’s it for now! Please help me with some more awesome simple ideas or ways to improve what I’ve already got.

Happy Sunday!

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Country Theme Graduation Party!

  1. you have great ideas! πŸ™‚ I love how you did so much with paint, I could spray paint everything in my house (I already started) πŸ™‚ the milk can looks so much better now; great transformation as for those mason jars I love the girly colors you choose! πŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: UPDATE: Country Theme Graduation Party Ideas | Coordinated Kate

  3. Pingback: Day 9: A Moment In My Day | Coordinated Kate

  4. Pingback: Country Theme Graduation Party! | Coordinated Kate

  5. Pingback: Five Things Friday: Wine Cork Wreath & Other DIYs | Julie Goes Healthy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s