So, he did it! My “little” boy graduated and, as predicted, there were a few tears. But mostly there was joy and celebration in finishing an important life stage. And that’s reason enough to throw a party!

So that’s what we did over the weekend. And Grant, being the great kid he is, even helped me get ready for it.

A big thanks to Party City for providing many of the decorations! Their Colorful Brights collection was just perfect. Click here to check it out!

I covered the table in wrapping paper, which I often do, and it coordinated well with these Made the Grade plates.

I also designed this year’s grad party printables to coordinate with this preppy look as well. Click here to download and print all the printables I used for this party for free!

The party circles are perfect for dressing up plain cupcakes…

And the colored gumballs from Party City are pretty much irresistible!

And these Class of 2015 arm bands make a great party favor!

These bright paper fans are a great way to add color…

And one of my favorite parts: huge 2015 balloons! Find those here.

Thanks so much, family and friends, who have sent Grant your congratulations, prayers, and good wishes! I’ll keepyou posted on his progress (and my emotional state) as he heads to college in the fall!

Meanwhile, whatever you’re celebrating, head to Party City to get what you needto make it a great party!