We were blessed by a crazy houseful of people who came to help us celebrate... I did a terrible job of taking pictures of the guests, but I did get several pictures of the party décor and the graduation itself.
I LOVE throwing a party - especially one where I can decorate - and this party came together just the way I'd hoped.
Kyler's high school colors are orange and black and their mascot is a tiger... it was fun to pull together decorations around that theme....
I asked a friend who has a cake business to make his cake - she used his varsity letter to decorate the cake and then made white and oreo cupcakes... we saved the cake to eat after the party - it was for sure one of the best 'decorations' on the table and I didn't want it to get ruined by cutting into it.
|Paper mache letters and glitter paint made a fun sign for the front porch!|
In the end, it came together beautifully and we had loads of people stop by to wish Kyler well and congratulate him.
|Right now I have an empty room we were able to use to house all his memorabilia - it became known as 'The Shrine."|
|I even painted the closet door with chalkboard paint so people could leave a 'congrats' message for Kyler|
And again, it went beautifully. Both of Kyler's grandfathers were able to encourage him with words about his heritage and his potential, some older guys that have mentored him had words of support and advice, his brother and sister both weighed in... it was such a lovely morning full of lovely words and affection for the person he has become.
|Kyler's two grandpas... full of wisdom... it was such a blessing to have them here|
Happy graduation, Kyler. I'm so proud of you. You have SO much potential and are SO original. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you.