Drive around any of the new homes in Frisco, TX during the months of May or June and you may see “Congratulations” signs featuring a mortarboard and tassel. When you do, it’s a safe bet that someone who lives there has either graduated from high school or college.
If your son or daughter is graduating this year, you may decide to host a party at your new home. Here are some ideas on how you can make this celebration extra special for your pride and joy. There are many ways to decorate your home for this occasion, but the thing to keep in mind is that the mood you set should feature fun and personalized décor that reflects the guest of honor.
A classic way to decorate is to use your graduate’s school colors, and incorporate the graduation year. One fun way to highlight the graduation year is with balloons. You can fill a bunch of them up with helium, and then string them together with fishing line. For best results, start from the bottom of the number and work your way up. For instance, tape your first balloon to the floor. Then, if you’re working sideways (for the bottom of a two, for example) you’ll tape the balloons side by side. If you are working upwards, you’ll tape each balloon slightly behind the last.
Bunting is another excellent way to decorate, since it makes a strong impression. If you want to project a cool country vibe, you can order a “Class of 2014” burlap bunting from Etsy. Or you can always make your own.
Add some sparkle and glamour to your graduation dessert or food table with festive numbers. This is a pretty easy DIY project. Pick up some cardboard numbers from your local craft store, and jazz them up with silver or gold glitter.
Decorate the walls of your graduation party room by hanging some colorful tassel garland in your child’s school colors. You can buy garland online or make your own out of tissue paper. You could also hang a chalkboard sign on a wall that features an inspirational graduation saying or song lyric. You can pick up an inexpensive chalkboard sign at a crafts shop or Wal-Mart and then customize it for the occasion.
Another option for wall décor is to create a personalized clothespin photo wall. This is a wonderful way to reflect on all of the milestone moments throughout the graduate’s life. Take some clothespins, string and hang a bunch of family photos and memorable trinkets. You and your guests will enjoy reminiscing about your son or daughter’s life.
You can then send your guests home with a sweet party favor that doubles as a decorating item: chocolate bars with a personalized graduation theme wrapper. Search online for “personalized chocolate bar wrapper” and you’ll find several companies to choose from to handle your order.
If your post-graduation plans include buying a new home this year, you might consider the Preserve at Lonestar Ranch. Landon Homes offers buyers affordable new homes in Frisco, TX that are beautiful, high quality and energy efficient. Choose from a variety of floor plans or purchase one of our ready-to-move in models. For more information about Lonestar Ranch and Landon Homes, visit our website today.