Friday, May 31, 2013

Madden Family Graduation Party, May 25, Home of Shelley and Steve Piatt

Our three graduates... Sophia Piatt, Kaylie Hart and Hannah Madden.  Kaylie and Sophie graduated from La Porte and Hannah from Deer Park.  Kaylie has a scholarship and was accepted into Texas Wesleyan University in Austin.  Hannah will attend Houston Community College, majoring in Fashion Marketing.  Sophia plans to attend San Jacinto College.

Shelley came up with the plan for a gourmet hot dog bar b q.  Steve was our chef and I was the decorator carrying out all of the plans Shelley had in mind and adding a few ideas of my own.

Originally, we planned separate parties for our grads.  After realizing the size of just our Madden family and inviting the same guest list, we thought it made sense to combine our efforts for one combined party for all three girls.  That way, it also made it easier for our out of town guest to only have to travel for one party.  Since Shelly had already ordered her invitations, we followed one to the guest list that included Hannah for that same party date.


Hannah's invitation:


Kaylie's & Sophie's Actual Grad Invitation also had gorgeous pics:


The color scheme was red and white.
These are paper sheets we chose for the flag banners.

Searching for the right vase, we walked into Hobby Lobby just as they were clearing these vases.  Good sale price! Perfect!

We used a high gloss enamel spray paint to make them party ready.

Finding the perfect red flower was a bit of a challenge at the end of Spring potting season.  We opted for geraniums that worked well and were half price.

With the help of Hannah and Kaylie, and a lot of mess, the flag banners were done.

We used a red and white plaid runner for tables.

Cloth bandannas for the napkin with the silverware wrapped.  Each guest took home their glass with a lid and a hole punched top for the straw.

Shelley rented this slide that brought tons of fun for young and "a little older" alike.


Our photographer was Trish Morgan.  She did a great job and got our pics to us quickly!

Shelley and Steve's trampoline has always been a family favorite for some fun.  Here:  Aaron Madden doing some of his famous tricks.  

Indoors in the formal dining room, housed the grad's tables.  (More pics to come)

Shelley made this cake for Kaylie's table!  She did a great job!

Sohie's table included a La Porte color feature candy bar.

This is Hannah's table.  It featured her graduation photos and her love for fashion design.
Hannah also loving vintage and sharing some pieces from her room.