June 14, 2013

Well Wishes College Send Off

Sending your child off to college can be a challenge. But it is also something that should be celebrated.

Host a send off party for your graduate and invite family and friends to gather at your home before the newly crowned freshman is off to college. Whether far from home or just down the road, going away to college is a huge transition for many teenagers and should be celebrated and supported in order to keep spirits high. Here is a pink and orange party to inspire your going away to school party:

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Summers are a time of vacations, weekend trips, and summer barbecues, and guests need to know ahead of time to save the date for your event. Give guests plenty of time to prepare for the upcoming party. This Kramer Drive invitation is a beautiful way to start the send off. Dandelion Invitations by Kramer Drive

Keep decorations colorful and on theme with your invitation. These felt garlands can be used both indoors and outside for party d├ęcor. The durable felt makes this a great usuable item for future events, or can be reused to decorate your freshman dorm room. That way, tall the memories associated with this great going away party can be remembered when you are away from home. Felt Garland Circles by accordingtoshe

Decorating with flowers can run a high cost. Stick to one beautiful bouquet and display on the food table for everyone to catch a glimpse. These gerbera daisies are happy and vibrantly colored. Happy Gerbera Daisies by 1800flowers.com

Keeping on the theme of pink and orange, it is easy to find drinks that appeal to all and also coordinate with your color scheme. We love fizzy drinks to keep the hot sun tolerable. Refreshment Bucket by Grey Likes Weddings

Cake pops are simple to bake desserts that hold up well in heat. We love that there is no cake cutting involved! It's hard to eat just one, so make sure you make enough for second (or third) helpings. Cake Pops by StyleMePretty

Great send off idea: Place orange and pink calling cards around the tables at the party and have guests write words of wisdom, great advice for college, or motivational help for the college kid to be. Then have these placed in a box for their dorm room, or display them on a huge bulletin board they keep hanging by their desk. Your child will love having little notes of love around when they are homesick or need a little study motivation. Enclosure Card by Caspari

For a last hoorah, make sure you include all foods and snacks your college freshman loves and will miss when away from home. From their favorite candy to favorite dessert, it's nice to indulge in it all one last time before they start their journey. Hot Pink Candy Apples by RoseBakes.com

Where is your child headed to college?