A graduation in July? Yes, homeschool graduations come in all shapes and sizes and for our seventh homeschool graduation we chose a summer date. Note to self: April is cooler.
Of course there were last-minute errands and final touches on food. We arrived at the church an hour early to decorate and set everything up.
The theme colors were purple and gray, so we used a little napkin trick to highlight both colors. First, alternate the colors in a stack:
Then put the stack on a non-slip surface, in this case an upholstered chair seat. Make a fist and press down on the top of the stack:
Twist your fist until the napkins fan out at the desired angle:
Remove the top napkin, which will be squished:
Lay them out on the table:
We set up decorations on the round tables: a stack of books with an apple on top, scattered purple and silver chocolate kisses, and Caleb’s Senior pictures:
There was a display of samples of Caleb’s work, keepsakes from activities and photos:
The graduate arrived:
And then we ate!
The graduate chose the menu: chocolate cupcakes and yellow cupcakes (both with homemade chocolate frosting), Puppy Chow, pretzels, Hot Pretzels, Peanut M&M’s, Cheez-its, Mini Snickers and Siems Punch.
The ceremony was short and sweet. And of course I cried.