{New to Shop} Graduation Party

Graduation time is already here again; can’t believe how quickly the school year went by! A celebration is always in order to commemorate a graduate’s big achievement, and sweets and fun printables are just the way to do it. To add a fun element and a theme to our “party” we are celebrating a “Bright Future” and used common everyday lightbulbs to help decorate.

I used a few very sweet vendors to supply some of my treats. Sara at Dandy Delights sent these wonderful cookies to match our display. They tasted wonderful as well; my husband hoarded them after the photoshoot and wouldn’t share they were so tasty! The number shaped lollipops were purchased at Vintage Confections.

This was the first time I’ve used push pops, but I have to say I’m in love! They are versatile; you can use them for candy and other things as well as cupcakes. I got mine from the wonderful Kate at CupKates Event Design.

Thank you again to all involved in developing this little piece of inspiration!

Photography – John McLaughlin
Cookies – Dandy Delights
Cupcake Push Pop Containers – CupKates Event Design
Paper Rosettes – Pom Flair
Lollipop Molds – Vintage Confections

Printables are available in the shop here! Also ready to send in royal blue and yellow and red and black.

Invitations to match available as well!


  1. LOVE it all!

  2. Heather says:

    Love your ideas! Where did you get the light bulb containers?

  3. The light bulb candy jars were purchased at Hobby Lobby – so neat, I couldn’t pass them up!

  4. Oh Paula I love this collection!! Fabulous job…as always : )

  5. Paula, I LOVE this and I’m so happy to see such an amazing graduation theme; there’s not many out there now! I’m helping a friend plan a graduation party and we’re going to be buying your printables for it, but I was just wondering how you made the little ‘hats’ for the push pops – I totally want to make them for the party!

  6. looks great! hope u don’t mind–featuring on my blog today! http://homeconfetti.blogspot.com

  7. I was SOOO Happy to find this ! I am so busy right now w/ my son’s graduation and other stuff going on w/ his SR year this is going to save me so much time ! The light bulbs, are they Glass or plastic ? Did they come individually or as a set ?

  8. Sandi Casanova says:

    Could you tellme how the “2011” on the cake was made? It looks like clear glass.

  9. Sandi–they are lollipops purchased at Vintage Confections on Etsy.com

  10. I would love this in 2013 when my son graduates from high school. Love it!

  11. Great ideas! How did you make the tissue paper “flowers” for the background?

  12. Love this Paula, would be nice for my daughter’s graduation party!

  13. I used the “bright future” idea for my party. Check it out here: http://vivianarchy.com/2012/05/diy-graduation-party/

  14. Hi Paula,

    I was just wondering if there was a certain type of paper or material you used to print the snack boxes with?

  15. I love the lightbulb idea for this party. it suits a graduation party perfectly, as everyone wishes graduates a bright future. Such a simple idea, yet so incredibly effective. Love it :-)

    • Thank you, Catherine! Regardless of the type of party, it always makes planning easier when you have a theme to work around!

  16. interested in lightbulbs that you fill with candy and the push up containers. Graduation ideas for “Bright Future”

  17. Idallis says:

    Love it! Where would I purchase the invitations?


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