Aug 19, 2011

College Send Off Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This featured submission comes from Jeannie of The Pastry Tip. Rather than schedule her son’s high school graduation party at the busy start of summer, Jeannie threw Conor a college send-off party at the end. The dessert table was set-up like someone preparing to pack up for college, with suitcases, books, and mementos integrated into the display. The fleur de lis, used to decorate many of the desserts, is the symbol of Conor’s high school. The vintage typewriters represented his role as editor of the school paper. Jeannie made all of the graduate’s favorite desserts, including white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, lemon sugar cookies, peach cobbler, buckeyes, chocolate cupcakes and Grandma’s fudge. The party honored Conor’s past, while alluding to his bright future.  Good luck to Conor as he enters the next stage!

Check out Jeannie’s 4th of July tables here.  Scroll to the bottom to see the vendor credits.

Photography by Marisa Gearin.  PS – The winner of the Baking with Julia book giveaway is Sharon from Texas.  We have already emailed Sharon.  Happy Baking!

Vendor Credits:

Desserts: The Pastry Tip
Invitation:  Golden Silhouette
Newspaper pinwheels: Twirlie Whirlies
Cupcake Liners: The Cupcake Social
Digital papers  SheryKDesigns 

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  • I have really noticed today, the main reason(s) why I love everything you guys do: You curate some images like mad. It’s awesome.
    First Picture: awesome typewriter. blew me away!
    Then all the little things… newspaper pinwheels. AH! So cool!

  • Wow, what a great start to a weekend! Thank you Amy for sharing my party; it was a fun way to mark such an important milestone. I love looking at your website for inspiration.

  • Melissa

    I can’t imagine what it must be like when your baby graduates. I love how she brought all of the sentimental elements into the party. Great job.

  • What a touching party! I think anyone would be lucky to have such a great send off to college. All of the treats sound delicious.

  • I absolutely ADORE this party!!! So thoughtful!

  • the old typewriter and suitcase are such fun props for the food table.