A couple of weeks ago, Nicole’s little cousin mentioned something about her upcoming preschool graduation. I explained what this meant and Nicole immediately jumped on the idea that she needed a graduation party too. After all, we were just about to finish our Walk Beside Me preschool curriculum! I told her sure, we can do that. Of course, I meant “party of six,” or a family party.
She then asked if she could invite her next door neighbor.
And her cousin who was also graduating?
And the sisters of her cousin?
You see where this is going, right? Pretty soon I agreed to inviting all the four year olds Nicole knows! So we did a simple extremely low budget (think dollar store!) graduation party to celebrate the finishing of our Walk Beside Me Preschool!
I invited all the moms via evite. Then I shopped in mid-May at the dollar store and spent about $5 on little decorations. I threw together some simple allergy friendly party favors using Smarties and Dum Dums. I designed a treat bag topper for the preschool graduation, and stapled it to a little treat bag. For good measure, I sprinkled some confetti in the treat bag too. Click the image to download your own treat toppers!
Digital scrap products from Sweet Shoppe Designs by Design by Dani.
The day of the party I panicked because the weather was a little iffy for the park gathering I had planned. Not wanting to clean my house, and knowing one of our allergy buddies couldn’t be in my house with our Stupid Shedding Dog, I got permission to throw our party at our church. (Okay, this involved last minute phone tag and total panic on my part… but it all worked out okay!)
At our super simple party, we made our own graduation hats for a craft using supplies I already had at home.
These required some construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, and a stapler. You can get a full tutorial on making graduation caps, (we skipped the tassels) but you can see how easily it was to construct…
They weren’t perfect. ;) But how cute are these little models?
Then we played a game I made up the night before. I called it,
“Preschool, Preschool, KINDERGARTEN.”
You might know it as “duck, duck, goose.”
Yeah, I felt pretty clever.
Then we passed out the treat bags and we were DONE.
Party decorations: $5
Party treats: $5
My preschooler knowing I’m proud of her?