Tag Archives: Graduation

Graduation Party Ideas during Covid

8 May

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It’s May which means it’s graduation season!  Whether they’re graduating from high school or college, this last year has been a challenge to say the least.  Since many people are not having traditional graduation parties, you can still celebrate your graduate with these fun ideas.

Celebrate OutdoorsPersonalized graduation party supplies

Host your grad party at a public park or in your backyard.  Set up tables at least six feet apart and have your guests seated at tables where they can socially distance.  You can have food individually boxed or put in individual cups or pre-plated so that you keep contamination to a minimum.  We love our personalized graduation party supplies that make it easy {and fun!} to celebrate the grad.

Send an Announcement

Personalized graduation announcement

If you don’t feel comfortable with celebrating in-person, you can still let friends and family know that your child has graduated with a personalized graduation announcement.  You can let them know where to send well wishes in lieu of a personal gathering.

Drive-By

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A fun {and safe} way to celebrate your grad is hosting a drive-by grad party.  You can decorate your lawn and let friends and family know when they can safely drive-by to wish your grad congratulations.  You can have a lot of fun with decorating your yard with personalized graduation balloons, signs and streamers.

Personalized graduation gable boxes

You could also set-up a small table to hand out personalized graduation favors to your “guests” as they wish you well!

From everyone at The Stationery Studio, Congrats to the class of 2021 no matter how you celebrate!

XO,

Jennifer

Personalized Napkins: How Many Should I Order?

17 May

Personalized napkins add the perfect touch to any celebration you are having.  From weddings, bridal showers, baby showers to graduations and birthdays, personalized napkins are something your guests will remember.

Many of our customers ask how many napkins they should order for their special events, and we’ve put together a napkin ordering guideline to help you plan for all of your special events.

Napkin Ordering Guideline

Formal Events  (such as a wedding or benefit)

Order 3-4 beverage napkins per guest For Beverage and Appetizers. Typically there will be a formal cloth napkin used for the meal.

Plus

-For multiple Bars and/or multiple Appetizer Stations, add 1-2 napkins per guest.

-For a Sweet Table, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Midnight Snack, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Photo Session, order 1-2 beverage or luncheon napkins per wedding party guest for wine, cheese and light appetizers.

 

Semi-Formal   (such as a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, bridal shower or special birthday)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a  printed guest towel or formal cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table add 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Casual Events   (such as a graduation party, BBQ party, birthday, child’s party)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 luncheon or dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a printed guest towel or casual cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table or special dessert, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Cocktail Parties

Order 4-6 beverage napkins per guest as these affairs usually involve heavy appetizers and drinks throughout the evening.

Plus

-For a dessert buffet or passed desserts, add 1 or 2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Washrooms

If you have a private washroom for your event, guest towels are typically used. Order 2 guest towels per guest.

If you have further questions about ordering personalized napkins, you can contact one of our customer service specialists who are always happy to help answer your questions about wording, color choices, quantities and more.

Best,

Jennifer

The Grad Gift Idea that’s Tastemaker Approved

22 Mar

Grad season is approaching quickly! Kids graduating from high school and college getting ready for the next stage in their lives.  What kind of gift can you give the graduate?  We absolutely love the gift our Tastemaker Elizabeth Mayhew gives.

“I always give personalized note cards as a graduation gift and usually I choose it in the graduate’s school colors. Personalized stationery is a good staple for grads to have as they head into the adult world, not only to write thank you notes to all of their past professors, but also to write thank you notes to all of their future employers!”

A box of personalized stationery is truly a wonderful gift idea.  I would even add a booklet of stamps to encourage more handwritten letters!

Congrats to the Grads of 2018!

xo,

Jennifer