Graduation Party Favor Ideas

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  1. My2BabiesLexis&Dill

    My2BabiesLexis&Dill DIS Veteran

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    Hello all...I know you all are full of great information so I have to ask...

    I am helping my mom plan my sisters graduation and we need some ideas for the party favors. Were not looking for something expensive and big...but a small token to remember the event. There will be her friends there and the family. So we need favors for ages 7-70. Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. ldvcshop

    ldvcshop Earning My Ears

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    I had an idea which I wanted to do, but mine are boys so they are not sentimental. I wanted to make a 3x5 size photo book which included photos of the recipient and family along with ours. If it is a family affair, it would be easy to make either a CD of photos with a nice label commemorating the event to give everyone. Shots from babyhood on up with all the extended family members and friends. If it is friends you could do a separate photo group of school photos, field trips, clubs, the school, teachers, etc.

    For our MS graduation we did a video and slide show which did take hours and hours, but after it was all edited and polished it was a wonderful memory for everyone. The cost was minimal, the DVDs, labels, software, and a lot of time.

    Good luck! Whatever you come up with will be fantastic!
     
  3. dthogue

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    We made candy bar warppers for my DD's high school graduation, and used Hershey bars.
     
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  5. Anne34

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    How did you do this? Is there a free site to use? My DD graduates in June and this is an idea I'd like to use.
     
  6. DisneyCrazy2

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    What are your sister's plans after graduation? Sometimes the party favors can be connected to her plans.
     
  7. Bearvet

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    For DS22 I made small bags of M & Ms in his school colors (maroon and white) tied with curly ribbons (same colors) and a note. For DS18 this year I plan to do a candy buffet using candy in his school colors - blue and red. People can make up their own goody bags.

    The other thing I did for DS22 was order personalized frisbees and used them as paper plate holders (just flip them over - works great)- then people could keep the frisbee. I used white fribees with maroon letters, then maroon paper plates in them. Lots of compliments!

    On the frisbee I had them put Congratulations Name! High School name and year. Then something about the college he would be attending, along with a graduation cap. Not cheap but very cool - we still have some 4 years later!
     
  8. mgrebenc

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    I saw the cutest idea, maybe on here, years ago. Buy a bunch of cheapo sunglasses, like from Dollar Tree. Attach a tag that says "Susie's future is so bright, you gotta wear shades."
     
  9. Aliceacc

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    Go to vistaprint.com and have refrigerator magnets made up.

    I include some in our Christmas cards every year!
     
  10. dis2cruise

    dis2cruise Long Island, NY

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    For my son last year I had a candy buffet so this year I cant do the same thing for my daughter so this thread is a great one!
     
  11. powellrj

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    We did a candy buffet at my DSs too. It was lots of fun!
     
  12. The Princess

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    My dd graduates this year also and I think we are going to do a candy buffet....now I just can't decide between a cake or just cupcakes??
     
  13. linnylu

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    We are also doing a candy buffet! I'd like to put a label on the box/bag that the guests will fill. Any clever ideas for what to write?
     
  14. mrsboz

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    subscribing. thanks.
     
  15. My2BabiesLexis&Dill

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    Thanks for the ideas so far. Keep them coming.
     
  16. brymolmom

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    WOW - I never heard of favors for graduations parties. So I guess the most budget-friendly thing to do would be to skip it. :)
     
  17. jstbcuz

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    We did this with the mini Hersheys candys (Goodbar, Krackel, Hersheys Dark, etc) when she signed to play softball at the local junior college. It was a fun little thing.
     
  18. My2BabiesLexis&Dill

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    I love this idea!! Too cute.

    We went to a graduation open house last year for a student entering pre-pharmacy and they filled old prescription bottles with M&Ms and attached a cute prescription label. It was very creative!
     
  20. My2BabiesLexis&Dill

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    I ran this by my mom and both of us agreed, this was too cute! We may be doing this.
     

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