Updated: Jun 1, 2022
The weather is warming up and school the school year is coming to an end... which means graduation celebrations begin. As residents of Austin, Texas (home of the Longhorns) we were prompted to create a table according to theme... don't worry fellow TCU horned frogs, we still rep our purple and white!
We created two different tables, the first one is more of a casual grazing table for a brunch or a backyard party. We set the second table for an outdoor formal dinner party to celebrate the graduate.
We chose the blue Spode plates for the casual table and tied in the blue for the outdoor formal table with blue and white ginger jars. Yes, burnt orange and white are the colors for The University of Texas, however, we wanted to reach a little more with color by using a mixture of blues and greens.
The casual party table is complete with milk glass and an arrangement of orange toned flowers and greenery. We wanted to bring dimension to the table by creating levels. To do this we just used boxes and put them under the tablecloth.
Using pictures of the graduate is always a must at these parties, but we wanted to find a way to make the pictures pop, so we taped them to wooden skewers and put them in the flower arrangements and in the cake.
For the formal table we used Wedgwood dinner ware and gold flatware. The plates were placed on
a grass placemat and it was topped off with our blue William Sanoma napkins. This table is simple and elegant, the perfect look for an intimate outdoor dinner celebration.
Graduation is a special time, and we believe you can make it even more special for the graduate and guests by creating a pretty table!