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A Pretty-in-Pink Graduation Party (Complete With Sweet Dessert Bar!)

School's out, but the celebrations are just getting started! This poppy pink graduation party -- complete with shining gold decorations, shimmery confetti poppers, and A+ menu choices -- will leave any new grad feeling ready to take on the world.

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

It's graduation season and what better way to celebrate the graduates for all their hard work than a totally sweet dessert bar set-up? (Pun intended!) For this party, I mixed and matched bright colors and bold prints to create a table that really popped.

 

My favorite piece on today's table is the striped black-and-white table runner from FloraTouch. When layered on top of a clean white tablecloth, the table feels instantly elevated and just screams, "Party time!" 

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

Next, I worked with Miami florist Kitanim who arranged the most beautiful floral centerpieces: a bursting bouquet of anemones, veronicas, tulips, tea roses, hyacinth, and the most gorgeous pink garden roses. To match the pink in the floral centerpieces, I chose pink linen napkins, folded underneath each dinner plate.

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

For my glassware and flatware, I decided to go for the gold (which I am obsessed with this summer). I used Marchesa by Lenox gold flatware plus two sets of glasses for bubbly and water. I love gold-rimmed glasses these days so I chose a pink champagne coupe (gilded rim cocktail coupe glasses from Anthropologie) and for water, Lenox gold-rimmed stemware.

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

But my favorite part is all of the little decorative details like the pink rock candy that I placed on the rim of each coupe glass and confetti poppers from Thimblepress, and decorative hang tags which I swooped up from Target. Plus, the "CONGRATS" metal banner sign, which I draped at the end of the table. (Only $8!)

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

But the dessert bar was the most fun, including candy and cupcakes with a "Hooray" cake topper, which I got from BHLDN.

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

And the coolest idea: a DIY ice cream bar complete with candy toppings arranged in crystal-clear mason jars.

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Photography by: Yesi of SimplyLively.us

Congratulations, graduates!

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