We had two graduates, one has gotten, at the age of 15, a chef's apprenticeship, the other at 18 is off to university next year.
Even though it is close to Christmas I wanted the night to have an educational theme rather than a Christmas theme, so I deliberately have not yet decorated our entertaining area for Christmas.
So I came up with a centrepiece of a blackboard with letters around it (I used my chalkboard pen), a bundle of old books and some apples and then onto the tables
I sprinkled gold stars.
On one of the smaller children's tables I wrapped a can in pencils tied it with red ribbon, put numbers on the chalkboard and sprinkled it with giant paperclips.
Here are our children with their certificates, each family was responsible for organising their own children's certificates and presenting them.
A very quick shot of my decorated pavlova before my camera ran out of batteries, cream, passionfruit, banana, mango and kiwi fruit grace the top of this beauty, it was very yummy too!
It was a lovely relaxed evening with a special feel to it and I am sure we will be having one again next year.