Our Graduate is going places, so we need to give her a way to remember where she's been. What better way than a Wishes Table for guests to stop at when they enter the party?
Our table is decorated with a picture of our graduate and her name in pretty wood letters.
Also included is a sign telling guests to stop and write in our dressed up altered composition book. Each guest can write a special note, a wish, or words of wisdom for the graduate to carry with them as they go on their journey.
Our sign is a copy of the cover of Dr. Seuss' book Oh The Places You'll Go.
We changed a little of the wording to read:
She has brains in her head
She has feet in her shoes
So help wish her luck
Whichever direction she'll choose
The most dramatic part of our Wishes Table is the Balloon Backdrop.
It was a little time consuming and at times frustrating, but it's really easy to make.
Start with a PVC pipe backdrop.
I used the same one I showed how to make HERE.
Although if I were going to construct another one, I would cut the side piece shorter and run more braces along the back to support the balloons.
I tied one end of a skein of yarn to the top of the PVC Pipe and dropped it without cutting it.
At the bottom I wrapped the yarn tight around another PVC pipe as a weight.
It makes for a pretty dramatic backdrop piece and the balloons go perfect with our Places You'll Go graduation theme.