As evidenced in the photo below, Jonah really stands out in a crowd. See him with his cap and gown on?
He graduated along with another 1100 kids and it was an almost 4 hour long ceremony. After graduation his senior class went to an all night lock in party at a local pizza / game parlor. He came home and slept a few hours and then it was time to get ready for the party.
As usual I didn't use a traditional tablecloth at the table.
Jonah's graduation gown became the tablecloth and his cap and tassel crowned a tiered plate stand.
I kept everything black and red, Jonah's school colors and used several transferware platters in both colors.
We had a chocolate dessert bar.
Shhh, don't tell, but I let Trevor skip school and help me make the desserts. He helped Grandma Marilyn (my Mom) make
her family famous Peanut Butter Balls; the recipe is at the bottom of this post.
I made my favorite pie, which seemed to be everyone's favorite as well: Coffee Butter Crunch (I'll post this recipe soon also)
and some new favorite cupcakes...Chocolate with Salted Caramel Buttercream.
Trevor made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies which he takes a little artistic bakers license to by adding a bag full of toffee bits plus extra chocolate chips.
And I decided to add something healthy-ish: white chocolate dipped strawberries.