A week ago, my sister-in-law threw a Going Away Party to my niece. I might say it's a bittersweet moment because on the one hand, we're extremely excited and proud for all what this girl has accomplished so far in her life. On the other hand, it's a bit scary, because it's the first time she's going to live far away from home.
She's moving away from here, Maryland, to an apartment in California with a brand new job. A huge milestone in her life.
The party was kind of a
last minute decision, and of course I was so glad to lend a helping hand with the decor and some of the food.
Below, you'll find images of some of the things that worked for us, and some other ideas I gathered from around the web.
Let's start with the party invitations, we didn't have time to send these, but you can find plenty of wording ideas right here:
Use Chalkboards to write those special messages.
How Lucky Am I to Have
Something that Makes
Saying Goodbye So Hard
Winnie the Pooh
We'll Go Nuts Without You!
Decorate with Maps.
Same way with Globes.
As a table centerpiece...
It's a Going Away Party... You need Suitcases! :)
Or... to hold food.
One of my all-time favorite things is using inexpensive banners ...
Use paper in your colors of choice for decor.
Paper table runner
Ask guests to write something about the guest of honor.
Home is where the Heart is
Say it with food.
Use balloons... Hot Air balloons will bring the traveling message.
But, regular balloons are a sure hit in any party!
Most importantly, have lots of fun and let that special person(s) in your life know, that no matter where in the world they might be, you love them and care for them.