Rotate the tassel and throw the cap, this Chic Backyard Graduation Party by Kate Bonderman of Posh Party Bebes, out of Pasco WA, has got your back!
Streaked with glam and a whole lotta chic, this graduation party is fabulous and sleek!
So dive on in, do not wait and throw the confetti over these favorite details:
- Foam Finger Floral Arrangements
- Glam – School Color Coordinated Balloon Installations
- Chalkboard Welcome Sign
- Mexican Pan Dulce Bar
- Succulent Cakes
- Tassel Garlands + Bunting
- And a fun Polaroid Photo Booth!
Chic Backyard Graduation Party
Chic Backyard Graduation Party Details:
This is what Kate shared about the party- “This Chic Grad party will make you want to graduate high school all over again…maybe ;) A beautiful backyard pool party was the perfect setting for Madeline’s Berkeley Bears themed graduation celebration! It was such an honor to design this shindig, I couldn’t have been happier with the final result! Trying to throw a grad party without the traditional “cheesy” grad party style was definitely a challenge! My grad Madeline was adamant about not being the look-at-me cover everything with confetti- kind of gal, but I think we found the perfect balance of old-school spirit with a little girly spin! Bringing back some of the classics of old-school decor; felt pennant banners, streamers, and yes, even foam fingers.
Tassels and More
Of course, I couldn’t design a grad party without TASSELS. And I was in luck, because out of all of the decor elements I threw her way, tassels were the ONE thing my grad was really drawn to- so 300 hand cut tissue tassels later- we were able to create the perfect ceiling installation to give this grad party an ultra-chic vibe. In this case, the hassle was def worth the tassel…lol ;) Unlike my normal tassel banners, I painstakingly glued each tassel on my line in place so that these bad boys could stand up through our Tri-City winds!
Even though Madeline wasn’t totally sold on balloons- I thought a cool pool installation and a few jumbos might change her mind about traditional party balloons! I’ve been dying to put balloons on every pool I party at this summer, it‘s a fabulous addition to any pool party! We even lined the pool with grad hat balloon weights to make sure our balloons didn’t blow away in that Tri-Cities’ breeze!
The jumbo balloons were tied with thick gold ribbons, and hand sewn onto beautiful Berkeley Bears Pennant banners, which was one of my favorite elements of this party. I’m a pennant person, I have them in several rooms in my home- and I really love felt, I think it is way under appreciated. These pennants
added the perfect touch of school spirit to these beautiful jumbo orbs!
Guests had quite the spread to snack on- Taco City taco truck provided fabulous fruit cups, various juices, horchata, and of course- delicious tacos! They even let me put some balloons in their truck! The unconventional grad party definitely needed an unconventional dessert bar- I was so pleased when these clients embraced this idea! Guests grazed our Pan Dulce Bar, complete with churros of course- from our favorite local bakery- Viera’s Bakery, and various sauces for guests to “dip” into.
Guests could lounge on patio furniture, or take a seat at a shaded table by the pool. Navy chiffon and peony floral arrangements gave this party a sophisticated girly element that I really enjoyed bringing together. A few foam fingers from the Berkeley bookstore made these peonies really pop! It was such a fun, school-spirited detail! One of my favorites to date! All the peonies were purchased from a local peony farm, Adeline’s Peonies- A Peony Farm in Toppenish, WA. Anyone looking to DIY some event flowers should definitely consider giving these guys a call, I have zero floral arrangement skills what so ever and it was nearly impossible to mess these centerpieces up! Just do a little research, make sure you can care for them correctly, and get to clippin! Tossing some of these babies in a vase will make any backyard event feel glamorous!
One thing we knew we needed for this event was an awesome selfie station! A Polaroid camera and a stellar fringe backdrop provided guests with the perfect picture spot- and the Polaroids were such an awesome keepsake for guests to take home!”
Planning & design: Posh Party Bebes
Photography: Ilennis Martinez Co.
Signage: Meghan Hafer
Florals: Adeline’s Peony Farm
Taco Truck: Taco City
Pan Dulce Bar: Viera’s Bakery
Cakes: Artfetti Cakes
Balloons & Decor: Posh Party Bebes
Rentals: Red Door Party Rentals