We celebrated our final high school graduation here this week.
I have realized the need for flexibility in celebrating graduations this year
beginning with celebrating my daughter's college graduation HERE.
The set time of graduation is a given
that must be obviously worked around
to best capture
celebrate the moment.
In the past we have always
gone to a celebratory lunch out
at a fabulous restaurant
as they have all been
until this year
Hunter's high school graduation
was 7:00 in the evening
with grad night festivities to follow
The idea of getting everyone
where they needed to be
made a early dinner at home the best choice.
But the evening celebratory meal
also called for simplicity
as we all had to leave right after!
We chose to order catered platters
of Mexican food
Ellis made a fabulous advocado salad
as a center point for the meal
followed up with a celebratory
I chose to echo the meal with
bright festive fun colors!
Using my new picnic throw
I pulled out of my Fiesta Ware inspired dishes
even finally had a chance
to use my vintage California glasses!
The platters of food were placed on the table buffet style
we enjoyed eating alfresco
in the perfect summer air.
I used the cake as a centerpiece
placing it on the
I made years ago.
The stand has seen many a birthday cake in it's time.
On one side I used girly hand made buttons
for Ellis's celebrations
on the reverse
the buttons were all boy.
I made the base from a piece of wood
added the iron legs
in order to boost
any cake into immediate visual importance!
My vintage glasses pulled
this quick and simple theme
I have really enjoyed
coming up with
this graduation season.
Realizing all the more
in the importance
in being able
to savor and enjoy
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style and savor