What’s Hot This Month – May

Here’s a look at the top five products others are buying at Pear Tree Greetings this month!

1. Favorite Photo Graduation Announcements
Here’s a look at the top five products others are buying at #peartreegreetings this month! #graduation #graduationinvites

2. Gold Sequin-Look Graduation Announcements
Here’s a look at the top five products others are buying at #peartreegreetings this month! #graduation #graduationinvites

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Real cards created by real people like you!

Graduation Invitation Ideas from a 2014 graduate! #peartreegreetings #graduation #realstoryGraduation Invitation Ideas from a 2014 graduate! #peartreegreetings #graduation #realstory
This Favorite Photo Graduation Announcement is one of our most popular graduation announcement designs, this two-sided card looks great with a fabulous photo and the right combination of colors. Moses’ card has both. We love his bright blue shirt and serious pose on the front, along with the aqua and black color combination that continues onto the back. The same photos were used to create coordinating party decorations.

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Graduation Party Ideas featured on Twin Cities Live!

Pear Tree Greetings’ graduation party ideas were featured on Twin Cities Live, Thursday, May 8th! Stephanie Bottner, General Manager for Pear Tree, shared our latest products and ideas focusing on our graduation announcements and graduation party decorations.

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Graduation Announcement Ideas from a real graduate herself, Katie! #peartreegreetings #graduationinvitations #graduation
Can you tell what this grad’s favorite color is? We love the way her bright pink jacket stands out against the snowy background, and how she used the color as an accent throughout our Favorite Photo Vertical Invitation. “My graduation invite was inspired by the color pink, as it is my favorite color, and it is my grad party’s theme,” says Katie. “I just wanted something fun to preview the party for my friends and family.”

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What to wear to your graduation party

Your graduation party is right around the corner! And you’re probably thinking, ‘What do I wear to my grad party?!’ Opting for a dress is pretty safe, especially when it is in one of the summer’s top trends: lace, floral and pastels. Here are some of my favorites that include skater dresses, maxi dresses and fit and flare dresses.

Lace:
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  1. Paneled Lace Dress
  2. Eyelet Lace Dress
  3. Lace Skater Dress

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New Graduation Party Decoration Ideas!

New Graduation Party Decoration Ideas! #graduationpartyideas #peartreegreetings #graduation
Graduation party planning just got a whole lot easier. Our new graduation party decorations let you create a party theme in so many different ways—and without all the fuss of dealing with photo prints and finding matching accessories! You can even coordinate them with your graduation announcements.

Custom Posters
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You know you’re going to want to showcase your favorite photos and memories at the grad party. Make it easy and let us print it for you!

Large & Small Table Decor
New Graduation Party Decoration Ideas! #graduationpartyideas #peartreegreetings #graduation #tabledecor New Graduation Party Decoration Ideas! #graduationpartyideas #peartreegreetings #graduation #tabledecor

Sprinkle it on tables or make a garland—personalized with photos, colors and text, our table decor inspires easy graduation party decoration ideas.

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Featured Favorite from #PearTreeGreetings! These are real cards created by real people like you! #graduation #graduationannouncements
Featured Favorite from #PearTreeGreetings! These are real cards created by real people like you! #graduation #graduationdecorationideasThe graduation announcements are pouring in and this one stood out for its bright red color and fun, candid photos. (Plus, the matching yard sign is hard to miss!) We asked Tristan’s proud mom to share a little bit about her son.

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You can’t miss our new Custom Posters!

NEW custom graduation posters from #peartreegreetings! They will make the perfect addition to your graduation party! #graduation #graduatiopartyideas #posters NEW custom graduation posters from #peartreegreetings! They will make the perfect addition to your graduation party! #graduation #graduatiopartyideas #posters
We’re so excited to introduce our new custom posters that are going to make decorating for graduation parties, birthday parties, dorm rooms and kids’ rooms so much easier and much more fun! These posters all feature photos—lots and lots of photos—so you can create a memory board in honor of the grad, or a poster of your teen with all her friends to decorate her dorm room.

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Kraft & Shine Graduation Party

Graduation Party Ideas - Kraft & Shine Graduation Party #peartreegreetings #graduation
Graduation season is right around the corner and that means you have just enough time to plan a fun party! We took our Kraft Ribbon Booklet for Her graduation invitations and used the fun and vibrant colors to jump-start our party theme. Who said graduation parties have to be in school colors?!

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Graduation Party Ideas on a Budget

Looking for ways to throw a graduation party without blowing the budget? Here are some money saving graduation party ideas that will help you plan a budget-friendly party your grad will love.

Our budget: $500
Rough cost breakdown:
20% for Invitations/Thank You Cards/Stamps
50% for Food
15% for Beverages
15% Location/Decorations

General cost-saving tips
Your biggest expenses will be for food, followed by graduation invitations and graduation thank you cards. Because these costs are dependent upon how many people you invite, you can control how much you spend by adjusting the number of people you invite.

  • Create a guest list and stick to it.
  • Invite only close friends and family. It’s not necessary to invite the entire graduating class. Your grad may prefer a smaller affair anyway.
  • If you want to invite classmates, give your grad a limit of how many friends they can invite. And it goes without saying, avoid posting the party on Facebook.
  • Use cost-saving shopping clubs such as Sam’s Club for bulk purchases like paper plates, menu ingredients and beverages.
  • Share costs with another family by throwing a joint party with one of your grad’s friends.

Invitations/Thank You Cards/Stamps
While invitations and thank you cards are a necessity, they don’t have to cost a mint.
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  • Pear Tree’s photo paper graduation announcements and invitations start at just 30 cents each.
  • Remember, your guest list may include 75 people, but you only need to send one invite per household. And classmates do not expect invitations in the mail. You only need to send them to the adults on your list.
  • Create your own thank you cards. Using our DIY cards for templates you can customize them with a photo of your grad, or a great photo from the party, and make your own thank you cards!
  • Hand deliver as many invites as you can to save on postage.
  • Send announcements instead of party invitations to those who probably wouldn’t come to the party anyway, but whom you don’t want to exclude. This won’t cut down on printing costs, but it will cut down on party costs.
  • For more invitation ideas see our graduation checklist: order invitations.

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