Sunday, June 19, 2011

Broadway Glam Graduation Party

I love it when parties think beyond traditional themes, and this party was a wonderful example of choosing a theme to fit the guest of honor. I was asked to help out with a college graduation party this past weekend and I love that we did not use a single cap and gown or diploma image in the decor.

Family members decided to throw a surprise graduation party for a wonderful young woman, Anne Marie who received her degree in Film and Theater Studies. Her family approached me with the idea of using a Hollywood and Broadway theme for the party since Anne Marie wants to work in the entertainment industry. She also loves Broadway productions and has been part of several school plays. In addition, she is also an avid Harry Potter and Disney fan, specifically Snow White.

The centerpieces were inspired by centerpieces made by Hostess With the Mostess. The feathers in the Eiffel Tower vase totally reminds me of Hollywood glam and stage costumes and I knew it would be a good match for this party.

The favors were mini clapboard place card / photo holders. Anne Marie's aunt printed mini playbills and movie posters from Ann Marie's favorite plays and movies which we attached to the holders.

The sweets table included cupcakes, dipped giant marshmallows and jars of movie theater candy favorites like popcorn, licorice, Whoppers and chocolate covered raisins.

Anne Marie's family said they really wanted a Snow White incorporated into the table since she loves Snow White. I was worried that using a Snow White doll or figurine would look childish but I found this beautiful porcelain figurine that worked wonderfully. At the end of the party, Anne Marie took the figurine home as a remembrance of her graduation party.

Congratulations & best wishes as you start your career Anne Marie!

More pictures from the party can be viewed on the Facebook page

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fabulous party! I love that the theme went beyond the ordinary.