In about 60 days, Middle is going to graduate high school, which means in about 60 days, we have to have a graduation party for her, and I've been struggling to come up with a theme. So far, Sweetie has shot down all these ideas:
1. Time to start paying your own car insurance.
2. If you're not out in 30 days, we charge rent.
And my personal favorite:
3. Hallelujah, no helping with calculus homework anymore.
So I was stumped, and turned my attention to the Graduation Songs I thought I might play at her party, which posed a whole new problem, that being that Middle and her friends don't like anything that I would consider "cool" music, and I don't like anything Middle and her friends consider "cool" music (not that what they listen to is music...)
I finally went to this "Celebrations" website to get some ideas for what playlists to set up and it was actually pretty helpful -- it had the top 10 most popular songs for high school graduates, things like Breakaway from Kelly Clarksonand "Highschool Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup (thank God that one's not true!)
They had some party theme ideas and party favor ideas -- like photo frames with college trivia and college pennant and mascot decorations, plus some tips on throwing together a "Gossip Girl" themed party, so in the end, I could have saved a lot of time if I'd just gone there.
I still like that No-Calculus-theme, though.