The party had a Luau theme. I made these cut outs of all the 5th graders. It was a lot of work and I got some help from some other moms which was wonderful. I also got a lot of help from my kids who every day after school would beg me to give them cut outs to work on while I read Harry Potter to them. No problem! I can do that!
We also put up papers that they wrote what they want to be when they grow up and their favorite memories from elementary school.
I have a very sweet friend that let me borrow a lot of her Luau decorations which helped the budget and saved me from a lot of shopping time. I covered the tables in paper and set out crayons. It ended up being a hit and really helped with the younger siblings and even some bored parents.
I must say that I am glad it is behind me now. It was all consuming for a while and a bit of a stress. At the party they had a slide show that showed the kids through the years. It was set to music and I had a hard time keeping the tears in. I am so proud of my daughter and the choices she is making in her life. I am excited for her as she learns and grows and becomes a lovely young lady.