Getting Ready for Graduation Celebration

Rebecca and I have been really busy getting ready for

Aimee’s High School graduation.

We have been planning for months how to do this on a budget

but classy.

Here are some of the things we have been working on.

We went shopping at the local vintage store and bought 2 punch bowl with cups.

Forgive the big red box behind them. This is just what I brought them home in.

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They were $12 each set but for some reason one set was on sale for 50% off!

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I have some white linen for the tables we rented.

To rent linen it is $8 a table.

I found this one for just under $7 and I can keep it or toss it and it is still cheaper than renting.

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We found this beautiful glass plate for $2.

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Dollar tree had this candle stick for $1.

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Glued them together and I have a beautiful cake stand for $3.

Much better than the $30 ones I have been looking at!!

063We looked at party bunting at Etsy.

Oh they have such pretty stuff there!

I found some that were pretty but the wrong colors,

and way to expensive.

They wanted $31.75 a banner.

 Rebecca and I made our own.

075$5 for the paper pack,$2.49 for 8x 11 sheets of paper, $6 for stickers (four rhinestone number stickers), $2 for the ribbon, $2 for the lace, $2 for the flowers (with my 40% off coupon) comes to at total of $19.49 for 3 custom banners!!!

We started out cutting all the paper pieces and lining them up.

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Then sewed them on to the ribbon.076 077

Before you knew it we had a garland of triangles!078 079Now to add the embellishments.

086 088 I am liking this!

Okay here is the big banner for our centerpiece.

080Rebecca made this one all by herself.

She is amazing!

Now that our banner is done we had to work on the centerpiece.

Found this one at one of our favorite shops.

Treasures and Junk!

It does not look like much now but it will.

090 094 095The girls are painting this a beautiful cream.

Okay pictures are done. Put your masks back on!!

Can’t wait to see the finished product!!

Rebecca Had a Sleep-over

Rebecca had her oldest friend come over and spend the night the other night.

I love these two girls!!

They bring out the best in each other.

The best part is our families get along too.

This means that the girls don’t usually have time just the two of them though.

So this sleep-over that was just for the two of them was so wonderful.

We started it at a taco place, tasting tacos for Aimee’s graduation get-to-gather.

We are talking rice, beans, chips, chili and 2 kinds of tacos!!

Yummm!!

Then I told they they each had $10 to spend at our local vintage store and to see what they could find.

I would be there to, but shopping with Belle.

We did our own $10 shopping!!

We were there almost 2 hours!!

These are some great shoppers!!

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The camera was dying.

You can see that Rebecca got a purse that is practically brand new and a super cute beret!

040Its brown and super adorable on her!!

Belle got…

028…a skirt, a shirt and a new dress.

Then the camera died and I did not get the friend’s outfit.

I did get my little one to model her outfits later though!

034 039She loves her finds too!!

Then the girls made sleep shirts for themselves.

043 042 041 I love them!!

I should have had them make me one too!!

We brought in our favorite pizza.

037Grabbed some Snapple and movies to settle in for the evening.

038 035Those girls are so good they even went to sleep not overly late!

So when they got up I made them

044apple cinnamon pancakes.

I can’t wait for the girls to have another sleep-over!!