Sunday, May 8, 2011

Homeschool Senior Banquet

Finally-- I can show you what I've been working on for the past few weeks!

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.


A Romantic Porch said...

That is wonderful Karla. The decor is beautiful. Where has the time gone? Congratulations to the Senior in your home. xo rachel

Lorna Truesdale Photography said...

What a wonderful event for some special homeschool memories! You all are very creative and thoughtful to pull off a wondeful time like this.

Lorna Truesdale Photography said...

Sorry, that was Denise, Lorna's mom! I failed to check so didn't notice she was still signed in!