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  • Graduation Party Decor
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Graduation Parties

After the diplomas are handed out and the tassels are turned, there’s no better way to celebrate a recent graduate than by throwing a party full of family and friends. With so many grad parties taking place all summer long, the surefire way to host a standout event is by adding handmade touches. Simple additions--like a homemade banner or diploma-shaped cookies--will make the party extra-special. Not sure what to give the grads on your list? Even cash becomes a memorable gift when presented in a mini mortarboard box. For a more personal present, a scrapbook overflowing with photos and artwork collected over the years celebrates the grad’s journey-and her destination. Check out our graduation gift and party ideas for even more inspiration.

After the diplomas are handed out and the tassels are turned, there’s no better way to celebrate a recent graduate than by throwing a party full of family and friends. With so many grad parties taking place all summer long, the surefire way to host a standout event is by adding handmade touches. Simple additions--like a homemade banner or diploma-shaped cookies--will make the party extra-special. Not sure what to give the grads on your list? Even cash becomes...

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A favorite flower of the Victorians, the sweet pea was thought to represent delicate pleasures. Exquisite buttercream renditions of the flower grace this layer cake. A beaded icing "frame" gives them the look of treasured pressed blooms.

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Good for beginners, the piped buttercream daisy decoration on this cake requires only two pastry tips and no complicated curves. Scoring the cake first gives it graphic appeal and makes it easy to space the flowers evenly.

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This elegant monochromatic cake gets its hue from brown-sugar buttercream. The design is first sketched with a skewer, then stems, buds and leaves are made. Piped roses are placed last.