This is my friend, Donna. Our daughters have been friends for a long time. Donna came up with this great idea that I thought you might like.

moms with Chinese lanterns

On graduation night, our families got together and launched Flying Chinese Lanterns in honor of our graduates. Donna gave a sweet toast and we lit the lanterns, each girl holding one until it filled with hot air and rose into the sky. It was a beautiful night and the lanterns looked really pretty floating up, up and away. Everyone was moved by the symbolism. I love this kind of stuff, and this was one of my favorites. What do you do for your graduates?

girls with Chinese lanterns

graduates in red cap and gown

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12 Responses to Graduation Launch

  1. kayla says:

    What a great idea! Congrats to your daughter on graduating, how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful week, thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up!
    -Kayla :)

  2. I’m sure they loved it–congrats!

  3. Jacki O. says:

    What a fantastic idea–and so special for graduation! Pinned it!

  4. Bella says:

    Such a beautiful idea. I will keep it in mind for when the time comes :)

  5. Jodi says:

    I love this idea. What a beautiful sight it would have been. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a whole graduation class doing this? So cool.

    • Betsy says:

      That would be an amazing sight, Jodi! I think it would elicit a huge sense of community pride to see them going up for a whole class. Great idea!

  6. Jenny says:

    I love this idea. The girls look so happy. You must be so proud. Thanks somuch for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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