Monday, June 3, 2013

Graduation Countdown

     Our daughter, Patty, is about to graduate from High School.  It is such an exciting time of last minute assignments, prom dresses, finals, and ceremonies.  I wanted to make a simple graduation countdown to celebrate her accomplishment.
     Patty has attended BOCES for Culinary Arts for two years.  Her dream is to be a pastry chef.  You can read about our trip to Carlo's Bakery here.  We did not meet Buddy the Cakeboss, but we did see his sister, Mary.
     I purchased an oaktag calendar chart in Patty's favorite purple color.  I had cupcake and chef hat shapes in my school stash, but these can also be purchased at a parent/teacher supply store.  The graduation embellishments were on sale at Michaels for 40% off.  
      I numbered the calendar by the June dates.  I added a graduation hat to each day.   BOCES Graduation Night, Senior Prom, and the Graduation Ceremony received their own special embellishment.  I covered each day with a cupcake or a chef's hat, that Patty could remove and see the graduation cap behind. (Please ignore my freckly hand.)
      Here is the finished Graduation Countdown Calendar.
      Patty was pretty pleased with her surprise.   A Graduation Countdown Calendar is a fun and easy way to celebrate an important milestone.


Foursons said...

Cute! So are you freaking out that she is about to graduate high school?!

Unknown said...

Totally! Although I have to admit that I will be more freaked out if she doesn't graduate high school!

jviola79 said...

What a fun & creative way to look forward to graduation. Congratulations to you both on her big day!!!! I was your neighbor at Tell Me A Story.

a joyful noise said...

Thanks for sharing at "Tell Me a Story." Congratulations to Patty for her achievement of graduating from High School. We have a great granddaughter who is attending culinary school and loving it.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic calendar! My son is graduating from high school in three days. We have already had an Open House. I think I need a countdown to college calendar with all the things he needs to get done before he goes. That is going to be so weird!

Visiting from DYWW.

Unknown said...

That's a wonderful idea! I saw one blogger who had a small "gift" for the days before going. All things they would need for a dorm. Laundry basket and soap. shower basket, new socks etc...

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a cute idea! Love all the little cupcakes. Congratulations to Patty! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


Mamal Diane said...

Love your idea. Congratulations Patty! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Enjoy the weekend!

Tatiana said...

ooh, I'm about to graduate too and I can definitely feel the excitement :) finally!

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

WooHoo ... graduates around the world are rejoicing! Cute poster!

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Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

What a wonderful countdown!

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Judith said...

You are one motivated lady with great ideas!! What a cute idea!! Girls always love those sort of things. You sure don't look old enough to have a daughter graduating from high school!!

Thanks for sharing over at WholeHearted Home this past week.

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