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Grad Party Idea: Notes & Doodles

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whimsy press DIY gift wrap

Whimsy Press has a great gift wrap design called DIY Design that features pre-printed doodles on one side and room for DIY doodles on the other. This design has always reminded me of the doodle-adorned notepads and kraft-paper-covered text books from high school and college years past, and it feels like a great element to inspire a girlie graduation party theme!

On the DIY side of the wrap, you can fill in the bubbles with custom notes & doodles like little graduations hats, phrases like "Congrats!" or "2008", your guest of honor’s name, and even special messages to the Grad. Use the gift wrap to cover text books, wrap vases, create table runners, etc.

This same design also comes in double-sided, pre-cut placemats for easy table top decor…

whimsy press DIY gift wrap Just add black and white plates and table linens, a simple floral arrangement, wooden numbers that read "2008", and a few pictures of your Grad displayed in modern black and white frames. Complete the party theme with pink, black, and green paper lanterns and more pictures and wooden block letters and numbers that read "CONGRATS" and "2008" elsewhere in the party.

By |2010-10-31T15:31:56+00:00May 16th, 2008|Graduation, In the Spotlight|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Janet May 16, 2008 at 9:16 am

    this gift wrap is beyond adorable! great ideas!

  2. Anna May 16, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Wow – all the gift wrap at Whimsy Press is fabulous!!

  3. Roxanne @ Southern Wedding Style May 16, 2008 at 11:42 am

    The gift wrap does take one back to the day. I think it is super cute.

  4. Lara @ southern wedding style May 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    These are so fun!

  5. Jill May 16, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Love this idea – super cute!

  6. La Woodstock May 18, 2008 at 6:33 am

    cutest gift wrap ever!! so funny!!

  7. Kristie L. May 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I saw these the other day and I love it! I was going to blog about this exact pattern. You beat me to it:)

  8. Minnie May 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    These are great party tips- if you need some gift ideas for the graduate, I would check out here as well

  9. Down Pillow May 19, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I so love this – too cute.

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