Ok, so my life just went from crazy to crazier…not to be confused with craziest, which I hope I don’t experience anytime soon!! But my oldest graduates from high school next week and since we homeschool, we are hosting a graduation ceremony for him and then just a couple days later is his graduation party. We are expecting a pretty big crowd for his party, so I’ve been super busy planning, organizing, delegating, and working to get things ready for this. The count down is on so I thought I’d start showing you some of the things we will be using next week.
I’m trying to stay on a budget for this party and so I’ve made many trips to the dollar store in the past few weeks. I’m so thankful there is one just a few minutes from my house and am excited that they have lots of supplies that I need for only a dollar (or less)!
The centerpieces that we will be using on the tables, cost under $25 for 20 centerpieces.
The centerpieces consist of:
-a book wrapped in brown paper – the books are from our personal homeschool library and the brown paper comes in a roll from the dollar store.
-a can filled with decorative goodies – my mom and I have been saving cans and washing them thoroughly… I’m repurposing them for this project. I filled the cans with sand (to keep them from blowing away) and then with yellow paper Easter grass from the dollar store. I wrapped the cans with some yarn I had in my yarn basket. The pendants were made from dollar store poster board and my Cricut machine. I used some skewers (I had in my pantry) to attach the pendants to and painters tape (which I already had on hand), as my adhesive.
-a picture-filled frame – these frames are repurposed from my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary but are available at the dollar store as well. I got prints made from my son as a baby, all the way up to now and have an assortment of them in the frames.
So, that makes up the centerpieces. One job done and only $25 spent…not bad, not bad at all!!