The graduate was in choir and loved it, so we went with a music theme. We used lots of vinyl records and sheet music (all purchased at thrift stores).
We decorated this display rack and put a table in front of it with a record and a silver paint pen. We thought it would be fun to have all the attendees sign well wishes for the graduate on it.
I bought a 12"x12" frame at Michael's and covered the inside of the back piece with sheet music. That way, after everybody signed the record, we could put it in the frame and you wouldn't see the back of the frame peeking out from around the record.
Here's a close up of the display. . . I put the "N" covered with his pictures in the center. (You can go here to see how I made it.)
I had a lot of photos, so I attached them to the chicken wire with clothespins.
I made a sheet music banner to hang across the top (go here to see how to do that).
I thought I could add a little of his school color by making a chain out of tickets. I alternated red and white tickets stapling them in circles to one another.
We used simple dollar store tablecloths in black and red.
For the table centerpieces, we placed a record plate stand (you can go here to see how to make one) with a hurricane candle holder and pillar candle on top of each raised record. Then we put two regular records on either side of that. To finish it off, we sprinkled sheet music curls.
To make the sheet music curls, all I did was cut sheet music into strips and wrapped them around a pencil to make them curl.
I made a record chandelier from an old wheel, some 45s, and some black ribbon.
I had seen one of these on Pinterest and fell in love. Mine isn't as elaborate as the one I saw, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
We used the last of the red and black decor to pep up the food area.
I made another sheet music banner, but added words to this one.
For the dinner, we had a nacho/burrito bar. I had made record bowls for the nacho toppings, but I forgot to take a picture of those. You can go here to see what I'm talking about.
This was a very affordable decorating theme- and quite easy to do. It would work for an anniversary party or a birthday party.
If you're getting ready to decorate for a party, you can go to this post for other themed ideas or this post for cupcake topper ideas.
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This post is linked to Embracing Change, My Repurposed Life, Be Different Act Normal, Too Much Time on My Hands, and Tatertots and Jello.