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{Congrats 2013} Graduation Party Ideas!

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Crissy’s Crafts and Amanda’s Parties To Go are at it again! The printable + party styling duo whipped up a bright orange and blue celebration for 2013 Graduation Party Ideas! Cris shows how you can take any school color palette and turn it into a fabulous dessert table, tablescape and overall party! (For more Graduation Parties browse here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Tissue Fan Backdrop, Swiss Roll “Diplomas” and a variety of candy and popcorn
– Tablescape with a flag centerpiece, blue top mason jar cups and “believe” & “dream” decorations
– Graduation Cap Cake Pops and Marshmallow Pops

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Cris

I styled this Graduation dessert table using the Grad’s school colors orange and navy blue. Amanda’s Parties To Go has a new Graduation Set that can be customized using any school colors. I created the dramatic and colorful backdrop by wrapping foam board with blue paper, navy blue and  orange tissue fans from Oriental Trading and embellished the fans using cupcake circles from the printable set. I purchased the paper mache numbers at Hobby Lobby and sprayed paint them orange. I used my candle holders to display the numbers on my dessert table. As for sweets, we served diplomas (swiss rolls), fruit cups, diplomas cake pops from Evie and Mallow, marshmallow pops by Maria’s Crafts, Hershey’s chocolate bars, Hershey’s kisses,chocolate cornered pretzels, a variety of candy and caramel popcorn. Guests took home Jordan Almonds wrapped in orange tulles. The table setting was decorated with pendants and caps from the printable set.



– Party styling and Photography: Crissy’s Crafts
– Graduation Party Printable Set: Amanda’s Parties to Go
– Marsmallow Pops: Maria’s Crafts
– Diplomas cake pops: Evie and Mallow
– Tissue fans, candy, caps, favors, popcorn boxes and cups: Oriental Trading


  1. @PartyBlowout April 15, 2013 at 5:50 am

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  2. @HWTM_Jenn April 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

    {Congrats 2013} Graduation Party Ideas by Crissy’s Crafts and Amanda’s Parties To Go! https://www.hwtm.com/2013/04/graduation-party-ideas/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151556378393944&l=f69bed985c

  3. melissa newell April 15, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Great job as always ladies!

  4. Kelli- Print & Cut Your Printables April 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You did not miss a detail! Nice job!

  5. Beverly May 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Beautiful job ladies. I was wondering what did you paint the mason jar lids with.

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  7. Hyork June 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Where do I find the printables and where do you get the Mason Jar tops?

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  9. Michelle Garner May 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Where did you get the “M” white floral wreath that is on Pinterest?

  10. Suzanne Kici June 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Looking for the template used for the Hershey kiss labels. Any help?

  11. Stanislawam June 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    How did you attach the tissue fans together?

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  13. Julie February 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Hi! Could you please tell me how tall your iron candlesticks are under “2013”? Thank you.

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