Friday Favorites–Graduation

The year I graduated from kindergarten, one of my older cousins was also graduating from high school.  There was a big party at my aunt’s house.  Someone involved decided that rather than just celebrating the graduation from high school, everyone would party it up over my kindergarten accomplishment as well.  There were gifts, some of them things that made me feel quite grown up, food and tons of family.  As a six-year-old, it was overwhelming and kind of awesome.  From that moment on, I couldn’t wait to graduate from high school so I could repeat it.  Hey, everybody has to have some motivation to get through it, right?

Graduation DIYs - Crafty Staci's Friday Favorites

I love this Letters to my Future Self from Uncommon Goods.  How great would it be to find a reminder, years later, of exactly what you were thinking when you graduated?

Letters to my Future Self - Uncommon Goods

Knowing how to make a tassel allows you to turn just about anything into a graduation-themed gift.  This DIY Tassel Necklace from Style Inked teaches you just that, and would make a great gift all by itself.

DIY Tassel Necklace - Style Inked

This laundry basket full of inspiration from Create It Go would be great to share with a college-bound graduate.  Each item is labeled with the significance to the graduate’s next step in life.

Graduation Gift to Inspire - Create It Go

I’m pretty sure security would toss me right out of the coliseum if I try to throw anything when my son graduates, but these Graduation Confetti Throwers from Evite would be perfect for a home party.

Graduation Confetti Throwers - Evite

This Giant Diploma Graduation Gift from Oh Happy Day is filled with lucky charms, but you could use it to wrap all kinds of gifts.

Giant Diploma Graduation Gift - Oh Happy Day

Right at Home has a bunch of graduation party ideas, but I particularly like these frozen grad year number skewers.

Graduation Year Fruit Skewers - Right At Home

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert to serve your graduate, Taste of Home has you covered with these Brownie Graduation Caps.

Brownie Graduation Caps - Taste of Home

This photo display from Kodak is so simple, but what a great idea to use as decoration at a graduation party!

Clothespin School Days - Kodak

I think the tassel in their school colors is the perfect extra touch on this Graduation Cap Pop-Up Card from Extreme Cards and Papercrafting.

Graduation Cap Pop Up Card - Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

After graduation, there is still the tassel.  This simple Graduation Tassel Ornament from Sew Many Ways is a fun way to display it for years to come.

Graduation Tassel Ornament - Sew Many Ways

Join me next Friday for lots of fun ways to give the gift of cash!