Sunday, May 8, 2011
Homeschool Senior Banquet
Last summer as we began to make plans for my daughter's homeschool graduation, she and her friends said they wanted to have a "prom" but with "no dancing, and no girl/boy stuff." In other words, they wanted a chance to dress up. I told them that would be called a banquet, and yes, we could do that. We decided that about a month before graduation would be a good time, and we planned it to be a gathering of just the seniors and their families. We've been looking forward to it all year.
There are 8 seniors in our group, and the parents hosted and "catered" an "hors d'oeuvres buffet" for our banquet.
The seniors had decided on red and silver for their class colors, so we planned the decorations accordingly. I tried to keep the decorations and favors a secret from the seniors until time for the banquet, just to make it more special. We did everything as inexpensively as possible, but with a little creativity it all turned out very nice. The food was delicious! (I'm hoping to get some the recipes!) Everyone seemed to have a good time.
The highlight of the evening was previewing the PowerPoint presentation that the seniors have put together for the graduation ceremony. Each senior designed their own segment, with pictures from their lives, set to a favorite song. They hadn't seen each other's presentations until last night.
The young people all looked so nice. (Some of the girls even had vintage outfits!) It's just so hard to believe that they've grown up so fast.
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