A Garden Themed Graduation Party

My cousin had her graduation party this past weekend and she wanted a garden theme.  She didn't want the typical graduation party with the high school colors or college colors, she wanted something different. I am so happy she decided to think outside the box because I had so much fun designing it all. 

We decided on the colors first. She wanted light pink with hints of light green. I love this color combination and had so many ideas right away. She also wanted it to be a garden theme. So I immediately thought shabby chic. 

My aunt took care of the menu and my mom contributed some desserts, however, the decorations were all mine and I was so excited to be able to execute this beautiful party. 

Here is the storyboard for the party.


I wanted to capture the garden theme with flowers. My cousin made these flower balls to hang from inside the tent and they were perfect. I wanted to add flowers to the tables as well and decided to use faux florals because a. they look real and b. they were cheaper than real flowers. I used these vases from my wedding and they already had lace on them so they were perfect! Each table got a vase of flowers and lace on the tables. I got plastic table clothes in a pale pink and they worked perfectly. We taped them to the tables underneath so that they didn't blow off. 


I used a chalkboard for the welcome sign at the entrance of the tent and put it next to her sign in poster. I wanted to get something for people to sign and I wanted it to be something she could hang in her dorm room. I found this poster at Hobby Lobby and it was perfect. It said "life is one big adventure" which is perfect for a graduate. We displayed the poster on a wooden ladder which tied in perfectly to our theme. 

In the garage I set up the picture display and used old windows and other rustic displays. On the picture table she also had her awards and her Capital University tee shirt. I used a wooden crate for her cards and hung a banner with her name on the front of the table. 


The photo wall was also in the garage. They hung a canvas drop cloth and I used a paper flag banner and paper flowers as the backdrop. I also made Polaroid cutouts for props which were a lot of fun. 

Inside was all the food. We had a dessert table set up with a lace tablecloth and cake stands. The food table also had a lace tablecloth and each food item had a label. The utensils were wrapped in the napkins with pink ribbons tied around them. The drinks were in glass dispensers and displayed on an old wooden crate. They had lemonade and fruit infused water. 


I had so much fun designing this party! 

I will be adding event styling storyboards to my services soon! If you are interested in having some help designing your next party, let me know! I would love to put together a storyboard for you! 

Thanks for reading!