2014 Graduation ideas

New York public high schools have their graduation ceremonies the last week of June.  They may be later than the rest of the country but they party the whole summer long.   Just wanted to give a taste for what fun you can have with custom cookies and “2014” graduates!

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Had a screen shot of Helen on stage in the midst of Chinese dancing.  She’s so graceful and gorgeous that I wanted to make sure she got her own special cookie!


Williamsville South Swag!




This party had two platters: one with a look at the past/a nod to the future and the other with all of the graduate’s sports interests.  The shot of him playing lacrosse was taken from a photo his mom sent me.

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More details on this platter and another music focused graduate to be posted soon!


Junior Prom

Many high schools have one prom where both juniors and seniors can invite guests.  But at Williamsville East, they keep them separate- calling the junior prom “JDD” or junior dinner dance. The school colors are red and yellow with a mascot of a “flame.”  Since there are 3 high schools in the district- north, east and south (not terrifically original but actually quite helpful in understanding their location within the district boundaries), East goes by the letter “e”.  Now you know why there is a flaming “e”…

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The box step has particular sentimental meaning to me.  When our eldest was still quite little, my husband taught her how to do the box step.  I can still picture it: her feet on top of Pete’s, arm in arm, walking and talking through the motions.  They giggled and swirled and made exquisite memories.  Tori will always be a papa’s girl.  She loves that man.  Rightfully so.  This cookie is homage to the simple but sweet footwork of the box step.



“To be or not to be” entranced by the wit and prose of Shakespeare?  The Bard certainly affected the English language.  More than most people might guess, actually.  These cookies were made in honor of some of the phrases which he penned that live on in our everyday vocabulary.  Thanks Will.

These particular parchments were made for cast members from Williamsville East High School Shakespeariment Club; this year they performed their own interpretation of the comedy Twelfth Night.

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