It is amazing how quickly time goes! It seems like yesterday that I was holding my precious baby boy in my arms, and tomorrow he graduates!
I am very much looking forward to the ceremony. A homeschool graduation ceremony is so much more personal, and we, as the parents, get to hand our son his diploma. It’s exciting!
The most nerve wracking thing right now is the preparations for his grad party. I have no idea what I’m doing…this is my first child to graduate. But, I’ve been to lots of parties since my husband is a youth pastor, so I’ve gotten lots of ideas. I think it will be fun! One more stress is making sure our house is company ready! As you’ve probably read before from this post, I struggle with keeping the house clean. Things have been going well, and are being fairly maintained, but I want it to look extra special since lots of people will be coming. But, I am going to pray that I’m more Mary and less Martha for my son’s sake. When I’m Martha, I’m no fun, and get cranky rather quickly….not the way I want to celebrate my son’s graduation.
We will be displaying lots of past photographs in three open spaces in our walls, along with a buffet table that will have his senior pictures, a few scrap books of his young life, and extra wallet photos for guests to take. We will be serving bbq brisket and bbq pork sandwich rolls, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, a sausage, cheese and cracker tray, a cheese ball, lots of cake and nuts, and lemonade and tea. Outside at our fire pit we are providing s’mores for the making. We plan to have outdoor games for anyone interested, also. I think it will be lots of fun!
The color theme is blue and silver, so the napkins will be both blue and silver, and the balloons and tablecloths are also in those colors. Most of the serving trays I borrowed or purchased and they are galvanized steal, which adds to the silver theme color. My husband, the tech of the family, made a video of lots of pictures that will also be playing on our t.v.
The post is short this week because of all the preparations! If you have graduates, congratulations! It’s a big deal! Enjoy this time.