A Kindergarten graduation, or any stepping-up ceremony for little kids, is always something to celebrate. Not only is it a milestone, kindergarten graduation marks a turning point in most young students lives as they enter the "big kid" classroom. Encourage them to embrace their education and school experience as they move up the ladder with a kindergarten graduation party at home with their friends.
You needn't spend a lot of money on this party to make it a memorable and fun one. Using a primary color scheme and personalized candy for inspiration, we put together this party using lots of creative DIY party ideas and smart shopping. It's chock full of sweet graduation inspiration as well as little ideas that can be used for any kid-friendly celebration!
This idea was sponsored by MyM&Ms.com.
Don't just send any invitation! This is a kindergarten graduation for little grads and friends, so they'll appreciate this custom DIY invite complete with personalized graduation M&Ms to hold them over until the party sweets are ready. We bet they'll be most excited for this graduation party out of all the invitations they receive!
Keep your table simple, in theme with your invitation and budget-friendly. There's bound to be lots of spills no matter what you do, so a bright blue plastic tablecloth is ideal. Don't forget those promised sweets, either...
Rather than spend big on balloons, toys or flowers, use dessert to inspire your centerpiece! We made basic cake pops and stuck them in a DIY cake pop display we layered with color coordinated M&Ms. Your kindergarten grads will eat up all their lunch when dessert looks so pretty sitting front and center!
To add dimension and a pop of color to your table think no further than tissue paper. We found this package of yellow tissue paper with stars for $1 at the local dollar store and made 8 placemats by simply folding and securing edges with tape. You've got your blue and yellow thanks to the tablecloth and placemats, now work in the red to complete your primary color palatte.
Red plastic square plates will last all season long and for just $1 a piece at the local home goods store, they fit perfectly with our theme and budget! An easy napkin ring is made from red ribbon secured with a dot of glue and embellished with a grad cap toothpick slipped through - just cut the pointy end down so your little grads stay poke-free!
It might look like it takes hours to make, but we crafted this DIY M&M wreath in less than 2 hours. It's well worth the effort to tie both the primary and candy embellished theme into your party space, but it also adds a ton of customization since each M&M is personalized with "Class of 2012" on it!
Hidden away in this DIY smiley grad cap pinata are more treats for the kids to take away, bringing your sweet primary color themed grad party to an end. Here's the how-to for making - it's super simple, but give yourself two days at least to make as this will allow for drying between layers!
While it's always been a practice to stuff pinatas with assorted candies and small toys, hold off. Pack yours with individual "Class of 2012" M&M packs - this will allow other parents to monitor sugar consumption and will make sure kids have a sweet takeaway to enjoy after party festivities come to an end!
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