6.19.2011

What? No Graduation Party?

Last night, we had a graduation party at Susie and Bob's house.

Earlier in the week..."Oh come on.  Really, Tommy?  No party for you and your friends?  You only graduate from high school once?" 
"It's too late.  Todd's mom bought out the Dollar Store's 
decorations and Jake's mom is making ice cream. It will be 
super casual and we will try not to embarrass you."

I'm making Festive High School Grad cocktails:
2/3 Sprite
1/3 Perrier
dash of Grenadine
fruit spear with maraschino cherries
Uncle Joe likes them.


Perhaps I lied about the not embarrassing you part.



We did it, Susie!  The chicks are almost out of the nest!
Unfortunately, they will be on opposite coasts!  But they will be back.

Happy Father's Day!

Best Wishes,

Mary Ann

34 comments:

  1. It looked like the perfect party! I bet they even had a good time.

    Susan

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  2. This is the sweetest! I can tell you're a fantastic mom. Congratulations! Abby

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  3. Embarrassing photos or not, I'm sure they had a great time. (My family are all Gators!)

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  4. How could you NOT throw a little party!? Graduations are a big deal! Looks like it was perfect!

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  5. Mary Ann I think it was just perfect for the grads!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. Isn't embarrassing our kids part of the mom job description.

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  7. Congratulations to the momma and the grads! What a perfect party!

    lisa
    thepearsonfamilee.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute. You gotta celebrate somehow, graduating from high school is a pretty major accomplishment and they look like great kids..hey, anyone who would don those glasses for a picture is a good sport:) Congrats to them (and to the parents who survived high school with them) Thanks for sharing this special night with us!! Wishing them much luck as they start this next new and very exciting chapter!

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  9. Congrats to all the grads! Low key is good. Looks like it was a fun evening. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi sweetie!

    This is super! I'm so happy you did this super cool party for them and it's amazing your kids are leaving home. My kids are only 6, 5 and I'm expecting the 3rd as you know, but I already imagine how it will be when they move out. I feel sad but at the same time it seems that you've done everything right.... I think we feel that we've accomplished something good in life.

    I'm really happy for your kids and I wish I could give you a big hug to congratulate you.


    Wishing you a blessed week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  11. Congrats on your son's graduation!! Looked like a perfect celebration!! And one stalkerish question... Your friend's pretty paisley tablecloth?? Happen to know where she found that?? I know that was not from the Dollar Store!! Ha! Thanks!! xo, Tessa

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  12. Congrats to you and your son! The party is memorable and he will always remember...

    Loved your outdoor space in the last post with the turquoise accents... lovely!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  13. Of course you had to celebrate!!!! So cute and I know you will miss them that far a way. Had to look at those cute pictures of your porch again...God, I love.

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  14. It looks like it was a smashing success!!!!
    Great Job Momma!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  15. Oh, Mary Ann-
    Have been through this twice. So tramatic!
    You gave a beautiful party, and they will always remember it.
    Have a nice week.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  16. Woo hoo! Congratulations!! We are the biggest gators fans as my hubby graduated from there and I attended the Junior College and gainesville but theu then decided to get married and I graduated from another school instead of UF...Great post

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  17. Tessa: A lady sell the India block table clothes (those are mine actually) at the Long Beach and Pasadena flea markets. I will get her card the next time I see her for her website.

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  18. I love the tablecloth too! :-) This looks like an amazingly fun party. They have accomplished a great deal and deserve recognition...even though they might be a bit embarrassed.

    Congratulations to all!

    Pat

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  19. Who says NO to a party??! I would endure some embarrassment for some of that food and cake any day!! My little one is only two and I can't even fathom the day she leaves the nest!
    Looks like everyone had a great time!
    Kelle
    xx

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  20. This is awesome :)
    Congrats to your son!

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  21. How fun is this...love that they posed for the picture in the great glasses...too cute!! I'm obsessed with the pigs ~

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  22. Thanks, darlin!! :) I adore those block print fabrics!!

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  23. Congrats! It looks like everyone had a good time- love the Grad glasses!

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  24. How fun! Congratulations. Mine just graduated from college and is starting his first big job. It goes by fast. The empty nest thing is grand!!!!!

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  25. What a fun party! gotta have the GRAD glasses :) Beautiful sunflowers- my fave!

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  26. You know they loved every second of it! Congratulations!

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  27. What a great time...love the sunflowers! I remember the summers after my kids graduated as the last time they were really mine. Once they left for college they came back but things were just a little different. Not bad different...just different. They become independent very quickly. Have a great summer and enjoy every minute!

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  28. Love this post... brings back wonderful memories of just last year :)
    You have a precious family and I love how you celebrate.

    GO BRUINS!!

    xo

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  29. What a cute group!! I think a graduation party is a must!! It's a momentous occasion that definitely needs to be commemorated! Looks like despite the initial trepidation, a good time was had by all!!

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  30. You HAVE to have a graduation party!! And this one looks too cute!! Congrats!

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  31. It looks like everyone was having a great time! I like the set up!

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  32. Congrats to the MOMS!! I love the funny glasses.... so cute. xo

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  33. My son said he preferred to take the money we would have put towards a party and just celebrate at his friends' grad parties. Glad you slipped a little celebration in.

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  34. my daugther comes to lynn u. in boca!!! you have a gator?!!

    i love those chalkboard signs -sooooo cute.

    joni
    cote de texas

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