Graduation Recipe & Celebrate with Doilies

When celebrating the Graduation, you’ll want plenty of great party foods for the guests to nibble so bring out your favorite recipes to serve them while they are waiting for the guest of honor to come out in his/her robe.

Delicious foods can fill any party theme. You’ll most definitely want a cake for the graduation party. Ice cream cake is even better; just don’t pay to have those old photos of the grad printed on the icing. If they are old enough to drink, they won’t appreciate this. Bring a nice bottle of good wine or champagne for the Graduate and help everyone get into the celebratory spirit. Since your graduate has finally made it and is about to embark on a whole new world of maturity and responsibility, classic elegant food will work quite well to welcome your graduate into this new world. Try a warm pasta salad, Roast Beef with cracked pepper crust and toasted pecans for the guests to snack on. 

Warm Pasta Salad

Warm Pasta Salad
For this special Graduation party food you’ll need the following ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 lbs plum tomatoes, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 3/4 t salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, and 1 package tortellini

This Graduation recipe is so very easy, you’ll be surprised at how tasty it is, because it’s so quick. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Once tortellini is cooked, drain it. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients except for cheese, tomato and pasta. When the pasta is thoroughly drained pour it into the bowl of ingredients. Stir in tomatoes and cheese. Toss the pasta salad so that the pasta is coated on all sides with ingredients. If you wish you can also add some grilled chicken pieces to this dish to make it into a main course for the graduation party. The guests will absolutely love this school party dish. It’s simple, filling and easy to put together.


Suggested graduation paper products:

Paper doilies – Use to add that extra elegance touch to any table.


Paper Doilies

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More about Independence Day

American FlagIn 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired, once at morning and again  evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.

In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.

In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.

In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.

In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled “The Psalm of Joy”.

In 1791 the first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred.

In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.

In 1931, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday. The residents of Vicksburg, Mississippi, celebrated Independence Day for the first time since July 4, 1863, when the Siege of Vicksburg ended with a Union victory during the American Civil War.

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Paper for Graduation Events

Graduation Hat


    Paper for Graduation Events

    Graduation Facts


A few facts about Graduation are necessary information that goes together with our recommendation of  the best Geographics Graduation Invitations, Printable Certificates and Diplomas, Document Covers, Certificate Seals and other Graduation Paper Products.

Graduation is a milestone event in a person’s life. In Europe, education was the preserve of the monasteries until the twelfth century. The academic gowns worn today have their origins in the lay costumes of that time. The trencher grew out of the pileus or hat worn at Oxford and Cambridge universities around the seventeenth century. 
Academic dress for graduations started in the 12th and 13th centuries when universities first began forming. Whether a student or a teacher, standard dress for scholars was clerical garb. Most medieval scholars had made certain vows, and had at least taken minor orders with the church so clerical robes were their main form of dress to begin with. Not until the late 1800s were colors assigned to signify certain areas of study, but they were only standardized in the United States. 
We celebrate graduation with a huge party. The grads family and friends come together give speeches and toast to the new grad. Now the grad is embarking upon a new life. Often a Graduation Party is planned months in advance in order to take care of all the little details like: renting the hall, sending the invitations, deciding on a menu. 
Graduation party supplies like paper plates, napkins, and cups are a nice way to complete a Graduation Party Theme. Party decorations using Graduation Party Themes like stuffed animals with diplomas can be used as a centerpiece and can also double as party prizes. Party favors like Graduation stickers, whistles, glow jewelry, feather boas, and Graduation music are perfect for a Graduation Party Theme.

Suggested Graduation Stationery Products:
Graduation Invitations:
Use graduation invitations to invite your friends and family to celebrate this joyous event

                Colonial White Formal Invitations, 6 packs/case  item# 00193
                Scroll Invitations with Envelopes, 24/pack             item# 40458
                Party Invitations, 24/pack                                             item# 40470
                Star Confetti Invitations with Envelopes, 6 packs/case  item# 46580

Check out all Geographics Graduation Stationery Products available.

Perfect to congratulate, award or mark a milestone.
Choose from a wide variety of foil stamped and  parchment printable certificates.

Use Geographics Printable Certificates with Geographics Document Covers  and certificate foil seals.
                Certificate Covers or Document Covers
                Certificate Seals


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Make an Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny - craft idea  

Whimsical Easter Bunny




  • 1 x Sheet ROYAL BRITES poster board white
  • 1 x Sheet ROYAL BRITES poster board pink
  • 2 yards of 1 inch wide dotted or checked ribbon
  • 1 x two inch white pom pom
  • 1 x one half inch pink pom pom
  • 2 x 15mm oval doll eyes Pink, Dark Gray and Light Gray markers
  • 3 x small purple silk flowers
  • hot glue gun and white glue


Click on any of the patterns below to enlarge and print. Printing this patterns requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Creating an Easter Bunny from Poster Board is an inexpensive and fun arts and crafts project that can be used in school and kindergarten. Here is how you tell your kids to create it:


  1. Cut a 14 inch circle from the pink poster board cut this piece in half creating a half moon. Shape into a cone overlapping an inch or two.
  2. Glue into place.
  3. Cut the ears, feet, head and hands from the white poster board. Inner earsare cut from the pink.
  4. Hot glue eyes and nose onto face and draw in mouth and whiskers with the dark gray pen, fill in the mouth with pink marker and make fur strokes withthe light gray marker.
  5. Glue the inner ear onto the large ears.
  6. Cut two eight inch pieces of ribbon and hot glue into the inside top of cone for legs. Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon and fold in half and hot glue the half point to the outside top of cone for arms. Each foot and hands will requiretwo pieces glued to the ends of ribbon front and back.
  7. Draw on lines to create toes and fingers.
  8. Glue the ears behind the face piece, then glue the two head pieces together at the top. Place the head onto the cone and hot glue front face to front of dress and back of head to back of dress.
  9. Glue flowers to front of dress and make a bow and glue to top of head. Glue tail to back of dress.



This article was published on Wednesday 04 March, 2009.
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