The notion of graduation, that right now is the beginning of the rest of your life, that you can be whatever you dream to be, it was so amazing.
Also today, I read a story about a woman who started as a receptionist at a company and, 31 years later, she was just named CEO of the company. What a day to be reminded that anything is possible, you can be anything.
It also reminded me to tell you about the graduation items at Pear Tree Greetings.
Whether you are planning a preschool graduation, a college graduation, or anything in between, Pear Tree Greetings has you covered. You can buy anything from address labels, personalized signs to stick in your lawn, seniors sweatpants, and more.
Although I thought about picking these items, for our graduation party, I stuck with personalized napkins, confetti, and thank you cards.
You can personalize the colors of all the items to match your school’s colors. I picked purple and white. Although the example cards and napkins that I liked weren’t purple, I was able to change the colors to purple and white, which was the perfect theme for the party.
I did base this around the confetti, which did come in purple.
I absolutely loved the confetti to decorate the tables. I’ve always been a big fan of confetti, but I hate that shiny cheap stuffed. You know, you’ve seen those bright blue shiny graduation cap-shaped confetti and those pearl colored diplomas. Oh no. That spells a tacky party. This confetti by Pear Tree Greetings is a thick paper in various shades of purple. But of course, it can be personalized. You can add up to seven photos (with both a front and a back) to make the large confetti circles. I added the same picture to both sides of the photo confetti but you don’t have to. One order of confetti is about 1,250 pieces, so you will definitely have enough to decorate all your tables. Just grab a handful and decorate the center of the table (then invite me over).
Another small item to add to your party to make it pop is personalized napkins. You can make photo napkins, but to me, it was a little weird. I don’t want people to be wiping their mouths with a photo of my face. Kinda awkward.
But you can get other napkins that are just text, but you can still personalize them. The ones I got say Class of 2013 in script up top and then I personalized them to add the name of the school below it. The trouble was, I selected a black to write the name and it didn’t show up all that very well.
I do love how the cocktail napkins looked under cocktails though. Plus, the napkins are a little thicker than a regular napkin, so they will hold up to your drink (okay, they will hold up to multiple drinks). Sounds like a good way to save napkins.
When the party is over, you will need to mail out thank you cards. I selected the celebrated elegance line, and I don’t know why I didn’t realize that they were flat cards until they arrived. I absolutely love them though. The design is gorgeous and I was able to select the color to match the rest of the party.
Now I just have to hope that everyone realizes that purple is the color of our graduation party and that is the reason for the cards (which you can get white or ecru envelopes for; I picked ecru, just because).
Right now, there’s a graduation sale going on. You can get $10 off a $75+ order with the code 10GRADUATE, $15 off a $100+ order with the code 15GRADUATE, and $20 off a $125+ order with the code 20GRADUATE. You can also save $10 off a $50 purchase with the code SHARE10.
Take a look at the items and let me know what you would use for your party.
Pear Tree Greetings provided the items for our party.