Graduation Parties and Gifts

Hi Friends!

A belated Happy Mother's Day! Did your families spoil you? Did you spoil the moms in your life? We had a lovely day, filled with friends, food, family, and love. As hard as it is sometimes (lots of the time), we wouldn't trade being moms to our little ones for anything. They have shaped so much of who we are and how we see the world and we're grateful for every minute we get to spend with these amazing little creatures (except, maybe, when they're writing with a Sharpie on the wall...or sofa...or cabinets...we don't treasure those moments). 

We just realized we forgot to officially introduce our 2017 Graduation Party in a Pinch!! (Insert embarrassed emoji face here.) We apologize if your graduation day/party has already passed, but hopefully we can still help some of you have a fabulous soiree to celebrate your graduate! We technically have two different pinches. One featuring black, white, and gold and the other featuring black, white, and silver. And we're happy to customize some of the items (e.g., confetti, cupcake toppers, balloons, or even make a custom banner) to add in school colors - as usual, we've got you covered no matter what you need! 

Graduation parties are a great way to celebrate the graduate and allow him/her to spend time with lots of friends and loved ones before moving on to the next chapter. We love the idea of incorporating the school's colors or mascot or traditions into the party to help make it unique and special for the graduate. 

We thought we'd throw out a few of our favorite graduation gift ideas, in case you're stuck!

1. Cash - especially for the high school or college graduate, a little bit of green is always appreciated! If your graduate is about to move or start a new job, s/he will have lots of expenses to cover and would definitely appreciate the help. (In a similar vein, gift cards to restaurants, grocery stores, Target, etc. are ALWAYS a good choice!)

2. Something sentimental - have you seen these t-shirt quilts (a number of sites offer them but this one seems to come highly recommended; there are also a bunch of Etsy shops offering this service!)? If your graduate has a pile of old t-shirts from school, sports, etc., this is a great way for them to keep and enjoy those memories for years to come. 

3. Theme baskets - these can go in a million different directions and are almost as much fun to compile as they are to receive. Some of our favorites include: a laundry basket (use an actual laundry basket for the container and fill it with detergent, dryer sheets, quarters, etc.), a "night in" basket (a deck of cards, a movie or a gift card to RedBox or Amazon, some popcorn and other snacks, etc.), a "thoughts of home" basket if they're moving away for the first time (foods, books, activities, etc. that will remind them of home once they're gone), and a "kitchen essentials" basket (everything they'll need to get started: some dishes, a pot and/or pan, utensils, cups, etc.). 

4. And of course, we can't forget the classic book: Oh the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss. It's a classic for a reason and every graduate should receive at least one copy!

What was your favorite graduation gift? Please share in the comments or drop us a line!

Erin & Sarah