A Graduation Party for Elliot, at Long Last

Elliot's Graduation Party at Plum Creek Park

We got to host a graduation party for Elliot this weekend! It’s not super-common for folks in these parts to host graduation parties for college students — and, truth be told, Kent State University’s actual commencement ceremonies aren’t until next weekend. Still, we wanted to make the most of this occasion because of the very atypical graduation experience that Elliot had at the end of his high school years.

Elliot's Graduation Party at Plum Creek Park

So we filled two tables with lots of amazing food: street tacos from Mamacita’s… a selection of pies home-baked by my mother-in-law Louise… and Marci’s mint tea punch that tastes like summer itself.

Elliot's Graduation Party at Plum Creek Park

We invited our neighbors, our extended family, and a bunch of friends (particularly those who were a meaningful part of Elliot’s college experience). And we really did have a lovely evening of celebrating our graduate.

Elliot's Graduation Party at Plum Creek Park

It felt especially significant to celebrate Elliot’s accomplishment in earning his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, with a focus in Marketing Management, since we didn’t get to have a high school graduation party for Elliot in that weird spring of 2020. Our 2024 graduation party was not devoid of weirdness, of course…

Elliot's Graduation Party at Plum Creek Park

But it was a lovely, welcome kind of weird this time around.

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