This post is part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own.
Can you believe that graduation season is right around the corner? Actually, I can believe it! Ive been counting down to my own graduation all semester long and Im happy to say that its almost here. In fact, there are only 43 days, 11 hours, and 15 minutes until I receive my Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University (not that Im counting or anything)!
No matter if its your high school diploma, doctorate degree, or anything in between, graduation is a special occasion. Shutterfly heard about my own impending walk across the stage and asked me to join them in celebrating this exciting time of year. Never one to turn down a party, of course I said yes!
Graduation is a time to reflect back on your accomplishments and revel in the possibilities that lay ahead. It’s the point at which life holds so much promise and everything feels within your reach. That feeling is what inspired this “The World is Your Oyster” themed graduation party. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the special graduate in your life and I’m excited to share all of the details with you here today!
The World is Your Oyster Party Printable
This beautiful print is the perfect centerpiece and really sets the tone for your graduation party. Pop it into a pretty frame and give your party an instant wow factor! You can download this free printable that Ive made for you by clicking here.
Pearl & Oyster Cookies
These cookies are sure to be a hit at your graduation party. Not only are they cute (and delicious), but theyre also super easy to make. All you need are shell shaped cookies, light blue tinted icing, and round white candies.
Shell Shaped Congrats Cupcake Toppers
Dress up your dessert table with these shell shaped cupcake toppers! Just print, cut, glue, and place on top of your cupcakes. The free cupcake topper printable can be downloaded by clicking here.
Oyster Themed Table Cards
In keeping with the aqua and navy oyster theme, Ive created some printable table cards to add the finishing touch to your food display. Itd also be fun to take the theme a step further and create festive names for your dishes like oyster pearls instead of popcorn! Click here for the free table card printable.
Set the Tone with the Perfect Graduation Announcement
Of course no graduation festivity is complete without the perfect announcement! I had the opportunity to review Shutterfly’s new line of graduation announcements and let me just say, they’ve really stepped up their game in the decade since I graduated from college! These announcements are all beautifully crafted with personalized elements that make each one special.
Here are a few of my personal favorites:
If I had to choose a favorite from Shutterfly’s new line of graduation announcements, it would probably be this one! I love the scalloped edging detail and chic modern design. The text is minimal, letting the photo shine as the main focal point. The pearl finish gives the announcement a pretty and polished finish and brings everything together into one beautiful design.
This is an elegant and classy choice for your graduation announcement. I love the contrast between the matte finish of the paper and the shiny gold foil of the text. The clean design of this announcement is accented by the bracket shape which adds a nice touch of personality and flair.
I’ve always been a fan of cards and announcements that showcase a photo as the main design element, and this one is spot on! A clean, crisp photo perfectly compliments the shiny pop of red foil on the text below. I’ve seen metallic foils before, but this red foil is new to me and I really like it! Also, the red and white stripe pattern on the back of the announcement caught my eye and paired perfectly with the front design.
This announcement is eye catching and has just a little hint of sassy style- a perfect choice for graduates that like to stand out from the crowd. The collage of photos is a great way to let your personality shine and make the announcement reflect your style. The bright red paper, printed with black and white text creates a bold, yet beautiful design statement.
Classic understated beauty is the best way to describe the design of this graduation announcement. I love the simple, clean lines and block-style typography. It’s a simple yet eye catching announcement that would suit high school, college, and advanced degree graduates alike.
This announcement embraces the beauty and elegance of traditional black and white photos and accents them beautifully with a pop of bold color. My favorite part of this design is the artfully created tassel that brings the announcement to life. The reverse side has a chalkboard style background and colorful photo making for an all around classy design.
Cheers to you, graduate!
The best part about graduation is getting to honor your achievements with family and friends (and a big glass of bubbly)!
Youve put so many hours of hard work into earning your degree- late nights of studying until 2am, meticulously editing research papers until your fingers went numb, and presentations so nerve wracking they made your knees wobble (true story). But you know what they say, all things worth having are worth working for!
Youve earned your degree, and you know what else youve earned? A fun-filled celebration to honor the occasion, enjoy!