Celebrate your favorite Graduate with this cute One Smart Cookie Graduation Party!
A few weekends ago my oldest daughter graduated High School. We wanted to invite our family and close friends to celebrate with her. I knew that I did not have time to make a lot of decorations but still wanted something fun. After much thought, I settled on a Cookie Bar idea for her Graduation Party. Even though I know I’m biased, I think “Kari is One Smart Cookie”!
One Smart Cookie Graduation Party Idea:
To Create the Party Backdrop:
Take 3 pieces of foam core and tape them together, then covered them will roll paper (like a cute wrapping paper).
If you don’t have a blank wall in your home to use for a backdrop this is the perfect solution. As it can be pushed up against the wall and covers what is already on the wall. For mine, I pushed my dining room table up against the wall then just propped the foam core against that.
Gather a collection of photos of the graduate and add them to the display that you created. I gathered some of my favorite photos of our daughter and used washi tape to tape them up to the board (that way they are removable). After I finished she promptly went and got different pictures that she liked better (she’s the independent sort).
Personalize the Display:
Does your child participate in sports, or have a favorite movie or animal? Set things out on the table that represent them and the things that they like.
My daughter has been a collector of elephants since she was little. When I saw the poster I knew it would be a fun touch to the party. I just attached it with pins to the foam core.
I painted a frame to use a chalkboard. The extra bonus is that she can take it to her dorm room to use as it’s really light and we can hang it up easily.
Food ideas for Graduation Party:
My Mom came and baked cookies for days! She was so sweet to do that we also had a few good friends donate cookies. We ended up with a fun combination of sweets! The best thing about this is that you can use a variety of home baked and purchased cookies. I’ve linked up a few of my favorite cookie recipes at the bottom of the post.
One great idea my Mom had was to place some cookies in liners, this made them easier to eat and they looked pretty sitting on the table.
Party Favor Ideas:
A few years ago my sister ordered Jones Soda’s for us for Christmas and I thought it was the cutest gift! I ordered a few to have out at the party.
For the last touch, I just put some store bought stickers on toothpicks to use as cookie picks. Easy Peasy.
More Graduation Ideas:
Our Favorite Cookie Recipes: