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Another school year has almost gone by and with it comes a new set of graduates…The Class of 2017.

So, if you are styling your own Graduation Party for an upcoming graduate, you have to see all of the fun ideas featured in this “Be Bold” Black & Gold Graduation Party by Louise Sanders of Sunshine Parties

, out of Hillcrest, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa!

From the fabulous printables to the scrumptious sweets, here is a list of party elements, included that you must meet:

  • Black and white striped backdrop
  • Bold, gold circle banner
  • Chocolate ganache cupcakes with gold glitter cups
  • Pomander balls crafted from Ferrero Rocher 
  • And a gorgeous drip cake topped with more Ferrero Rocher!

“Be Bold” Black & Gold Graduation Party

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“Be Bold” Black & Gold Graduation Party Details:

Style this fabulous party for yourself, with Louise’s party planning explanation here– “It’s celebration time! For this special occasion, you’ll want to make sure your Graduation Party looks amazing!

We created this striking set-up for around $100, here’s how:

We used the full Black and Gold Graduation customizable and printable party set up, which includes the invitation, black and white striped background, Class of 2017 banner, cupcake toppers and wrappers, food labels, thank-you tags, mini cake bunting and a circle garland. Just download, customize for your occasion, print and assemble – and that’s a whole lot of the party already done!

The black and white background can be printed, with the ‘Class of 2017’ inside a gold glitter Quatrefoil. The paper flowers add a dramatic touch – you can look for them at a dollar store! If you have black and white striped fabric, that can work well as a backdrop too, so it might be worth comparing the cost of printing the background, with the cost of some suitable fabric. In fact, we used fabric for another Graduation set up and it worked really well too. See the fabric set up below…if you use fabric, then you can use this printable celebration banner to announce your graduation party and year over the fabric backdrop.

Delicious Cake

And on to the cake! We made a stylish vanilla 6 layer drip cake as the Gourmet Graduation centerpiece! Put on a cake stand it really makes a statement. We created a delicate chocolate drip using equal parts melted chocolate and heavy cream to peek over the edges of the cake – mmmmm – delicious! For the topper of the cake, we used this awesome golden mini cake bunting (part of the printable set), strung between two golden straws, and a couple of gold Ferrero Rocher balls made the cake look super stylish!

Confetti Garland

See the beautiful gold circle and confetti garland across the front of the table? It looks great against a black tablecloth. The gold and glitter circles were sewed into a garland with a sewing machine – you sew through the circle, then pull the cotton and then sew the next one – easy peasy! If you don’t have a sewing machine and sewing is not your thing, you can just as easily glue the garland to a piece of string with a glue gun – a glue gun is an absolute must if you can get your hands on one! They are not very expensive and we used ours extensively for this set-up! When you glue these circles, be sure to put a dot of glue at each side of the circle, so the garland lies flat on your tablecloth.

Rich, dark chocolate cupcakes suit this theme just perfectly! Chocolate cupcakes, with an extra dollop of cocoa in the icing for that deep, chocolatey hue. Make them sparkle with gold glitter cupcake wrappers and customizable cupcake toppers. They will be a hit, we guarantee it!

Sticking with the food (and we all love food), this display of Oreo Cookies (AKA Clever Cookies) is made special by the way it is arranged and the awesome glitter-border food label. We used two boxes of Oreos for this. Winner!

Golden Arrangement

So, how do you get those amazing golden balls of Ferrero Rocher to look so spectacular? And stay in that beautiful round shape? I hear you ask. Well, let us tell you! We used a polystyrene ball, and glue gunned the Ferrero Rochers to the polystyrene. There you go! It really looks effective! We used two identical white vases to put the balls into – creates a great POP of gold!

Keep the theme going all the way through – Thank-You favor tags that you can customize with your own message – your guests will be delighted!

Love something different for your Graduation set up? A flash of feminine florals? More glitz? Different colors your thing? Search our website for the full range of graduation invitations and party decor, bet you’ll find something you just LOVE!”

Find a few more graduation ideas here!

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