Home » Home » Recipes » Kindergarten Graduation & Candy Graduation Hat

Kindergarten Graduation & Candy Graduation Hat

by Megan

This past week was full of the end-of-school activities, and it was a special year for us, because our oldest graduated from Kindergarten! We gave him an extra special day with dinner at his favorite restaurant (Red Robin), a few gifts, and my mom made graduation hats and diplomas out of candy! The tutorial is included, so keep reading!

candy-graduation-hat

It seems like yesterday that I was hugging him in the cafeteria and sending him off for his first day. He has certainly grown a lot, as you can see by this “before and after.”

kindergarten-before-and-after

The first photo is him on meet-the-teacher night last July, and the second is at graduation. What a baby and what a little man!

Our celebration started at Gramma’s house, where she made candy graduation hats and diplomas!

candy-graduation-hat-and-diploma

candy-graduation-hat-for-the-grad

The graduation hat is made with an upside-down Reese’s cup on bottom, with a Ghirardelli’s chocolate square next, and then topped off with an M&M, and some pieces of a Fruit Roll-Up! Assemble the pieces with a little bit of frosting, and they are ready to eat!

graduation-hat-and-diploma

The candy diplomas are just Smarties wrapped in some white paper, tied together with pieces of red Fruit Roll-Up!

Simple, cute, and delicious!

Speaking of delicious, we continued our celebration at Red Robin, where Carter got a big set of Legos from Gramma and Grampa, and some Star Wars Angry Birds from Dad and Mom!

gifts-for-the-grad

Then it was time to head to the school for the big event!

mom-and-the-grad

ready-to-graduate

The ceremony was nice and short- a few songs, handing out diplomas, and done! There are five Kindergarten classes, but two of them did their graduation the night before. I put together a 3-minute video of the best moments!


Afterward, we took some photos outside with our new 1st grader!

family-with-the-grad

mom-dad-and-grad

vanessa-kisses-the-grad

gramma-and-the-grad

Then a few days later, Gramma had her own photo session with the new grad!

throwing-the-hat

carter-the-grad

And quick brag, Carter will be going into the accelerated first grade next year! He’s ready to work hard and have fun!

carter-the-graduateCongratulations, Carter! We are so proud of you!

Love it? Share it!
4 comments

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

4 comments

Megan Robinson May 27, 2014 - 2:49pm

Those little treats are so cute! And you have the cutest family. And also let’s talk about how GORGEOUS you are!! Congrats on your new FIRST grader! :)

Reply
kristinethefoleyfamblog May 28, 2014 - 1:35am

Those pics of him are adorable! What a stud! Love the caps you made! Pinned!

Reply
Kristine Foley May 28, 2014 - 1:35am

Way cute idea for graduation!

Reply
20 Wishes: May Update | Shaping Up To Be A Mom July 10, 2019 - 2:01pm

[…] was busy with lots of things: Kindergarten graduation, family things, blog things, and, ahem, turning 30. But mostly just enjoying time spent with these […]

Reply