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Old 10-15-2006, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Western NY
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Our oldest is graduating!! ANYtips?
ANY ideas? Plans ...things that worked for you and yours? Menus, party favors, gifts,decorations...ANY thing will be welcome! Thanks in advance
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:17 PM
 
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Forgot to add that it will be late June in Upstate NY!
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:42 PM
 
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When my niece graduated they had tables set with photos from her school years. Now I would probably do something like that, but on video and interview classmates or teachers and, of course, family to get some of their favorite school memories or wishes for her future. Maybe a special scrapbook of her school years with your thoughts and memories of each year written down for her.
If you want to have a party, maybe ask her if there's something special she'd like for it. I didn't do this for their graduations, but when my girls turned 16 I made a Sweet 16 soundtrack (all songs about turning 16) for the evening and when they got married I made one (all songs about getting married) for their last night at home. Maybe make a soundtrack for the party with songs that were special during her high school years.
I like to try and think of things they can keep throughout the years.
Enjoy the planning. This will be an exciting year.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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Thanks! We did have a nice Sweet 16 for her- totally suprized her- but this she is in on...I know its a way off but I hate waiting til the last minute.
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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I found this website. Maybe you can find some ideas here--http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/graduation/a/gradparty.htm
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:28 PM
 
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THANKS! I will check it out! Not ready to send the bird outta the nest just yet!
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Oh you have lots of time. Have a nice party, I personally like parties at home. Invite over family and let her invite her friends, too. June in upstate NY ought to be lovely; you could do a bbq or picnic style party.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Western NY
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She won't tell me what she wants to have to eat- her dad is big on BBQ- so that is one option- our yard is small but my family is BIG- fun...
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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How about a Luao (sp?) theme??? My best friend did that for her engagement party and it was awesome. We all wore something Hawaiian print, the kids all had fake grass skirts, everyone "got laid" (as in someone stood at the door putting leis on us as we came in....please, don't use that term for your daughter's graduation though LOL), there was a pool, so they had tiki's around the pool and also the rest of the yard. No matter what you were drinking (alcohol/soda for adults and even soda/juice for the kids) we all had to have umbrellas in our drinks, and her fiancee's father had just about every Jimmy Buffet cd ever made and that's what was played all day. It truly was one of the best parties I've ever attended!!!! Whether it's a good idea for you or not, good luck in your planning!
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:30 PM
 
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sounds cool-I'll run it past her....thanks!
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