High School Satellite

When Jeanette and I met for our Christmas celebration, we took a little time to discuss satellite party details!  About that: My wedding planning book calls all the events surrounding a wedding “Satellite Celebrations,” so that’s what I’ve taken to calling them.

We brainstormed a list of themes that we could use for any of the events.  Since Adam and I met in high school, we thought a high school theme would be appropriate!  Besides our little brainstorming session, Jen wants to keep the details of these parties a surprise.  But I couldn’t resist—as soon as I got home, I did some research to flesh out the theme!

For starters, we could set the tables with simple centerpieces in our school colors.  Ours were red and white, just like this.  Check out the notebook paper place cards!

tablescape highschoolSource

Stacks of colorful books look fresh, while invitations inspired by library book cards lend some nostalgia.

wlovesplendor books kidsencyclopediasSource

 This wall of lockers could serve as a doodle pad and guest book for the event.  Those two decked-out lockers would be his and mine.  They’d be so much fun to decorate!


Mini chalkboards, biggie chalkboards—the teacher in me loves them all!  We could use these to display a menu, seating chart, or directions for a game.


And the secret reason that BFF and I love this theme?  Because we L-O-V-E High School Musical!  A high school themed party would be the perfect excuse to play HSM soundtracks in the background and make food tributes to the movies (“A pi pie!”  “Strudels, scones, even apply pandowdy!”).  We’re so sneaky.

Are you clued into themes for your satellite celebrations, or are you looking forward to being surprised?


December 22, 2009. Decor, Guestbook.

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