Friday Favorites–Graduation

My little girl, the blonde, screaming bundle I feel like I just brought home from the hospital, is graduating from high school in a couple of weeks.  As we expected, it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster lately.  Leaving behind childhood and heading into the adult world is big and scary.  I’ve been looking around for a few ideas to try and make that transition fun and maybe not so terrifying.

I love the haphazard-but-not style of this Graduation Board from Creations from my Heart.


Cash is a very common, and usually welcome, gift for graduates.  This Graduation Lei from Your Homebased Parties probably had this kid running from his cash-plucking friends, but I’ll bet he didn’t mind.


This Photo Monogram Letter from Sometimes Creative would be a sweet way to share photos of a child’s school years for graduation and would make a nice dorm room decoration later.


What teenager doesn’t love candy?  Give them this Candy Pail from Fun Mom on the Go, then hide until the sugar rush is over.


These Smarties Diploma Graduation Favors from Dollar Store Crafts are just simple and cute.  Sometimes that’s all you need.


If you’ve had a kid in high school, you know every activity they get involved in comes with a t-shirt.  What better way to wrap up their school career than with this T-Shirt Quilt from CraftStylish?


Back to the cash, this Grad Money Holder from Splendiferous Creations is fairly simple, but looks impressive.


This Graduation Cap Money Holder Box from Extreme Cards and Papercrafting would be fun to give.


I love reusing those little Altoids tins, so this Graduation Gift Card Holder from Plaid caught my eye.


These Candy Cup Caps from Bakerella are on my list of possible graduation day food.


I also have a few graduation gift ideas right here:  Graduation Cap Gift Check Holder, Fabric Fortune Teller and Fabric Fortune Cookies.  I’ll be sharing a new graduation gift idea with you next week.

Do you have a graduate this year?  Have you gone through as many boxes of Kleenex as I have so far?