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My brother just graduated from High School, and since I'm a Pinterest addict, I've seen so many ideas, so with some tough convincing, he let me plan his party. I was trying to figure out what in the world to get him for his graduation present. I didn't want to do what everyone else does, and just give him money. He loves chocolate, so I thought of maybe doing a card that Incorporated chocolate. I had seen something similar to this on Pinterest, but I wanted to make it a little more personal for him. I ended up with an extremely huge card, and he LOVED it! It says "Congratulations on getting your WHATCHAMACALLIT! We think our eyes are playing TWIX. We will not SNICKER, and you will only hear a SYMPHONY of cheers as you graduate.You have proven you are not an AIRHEAD, LEMONHEAD, or DUM DUM. You are a SMARTIE. We hope you SKOR a PAYDAY somewhere between ZERO and 100GRAND. But don't let it slip through your BUTTERFINGERs. Avoid thinking that you are a RED HOT Big Hunk or a POP ROCK Star. TAKE 5 and enjoy your carefree summer. Get ready to hit the books EXTRA hard and CRUNCH the numbers. You may hit a SOUR PATCH. You can always count on us if you need a LIFESAVER." I saw on Pinterest this awesome idea of having all the vegetables in cups ahead of time with dip in the bottom. My brother chose to have his party on a nice hot summer 91 degree day. I didn't want to get the guests sick with warm dip, so I put the dip container in ice. But I loved that it was a quick easy way to get vegetables. Because the tongs you use to get them normally are a BIG pain. Is it just me, or is there nothing grosser (if that's even a word), than 150 people all sticking their hand in the same potato chip bowl?! I went to my local dollar store, bought 100 lunch sacks for $1, and cut them to the size of bag I wanted. WAY better than germy potato chips. :) This next food is absolutely one of the best deserts of all times. Mini Fruit Pizza. I made about 250, and they were almost all gone by the end of the party. First step, make sugar cookies. Below is a family recipe that is by far the #1 Sugar Cookie Recipe. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies 1 c. butter 1 c. white Sugar 1 egg slightly beaten 3 c. of sifted flour (I highly recommend sifting it!) 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c. of sour cream Cream butter, add sugar, then beat well. Add egg and sour cream. Sift flour, nutmeg, soda, and salt then add to mixture and mix well. Chill for an hour. Roll dough to 1/4 in. Cut with circular cookie cutter. Bake 8-10 min. @ 350. Next step, make whipped topping. Take a 16 oz. container of cool whip, and an 8 oz. container of cream cheese. Beat with mixer until all the cream cheese chunks are gone. Last, I piped the whipped topping with a cupcake tip onto the sugar cookies, then added different kinds of fruits (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.) And wa-la! Yummiest dessert ever! Now, to come up with a main course. Oh, the expensive options, right? Wrong! Have you ever seen those 6 foot long party subs? If not, they're the definition of epic. I went to my local Subway, and they wanted to charge me $66 for a 6ft, and I would have to pay extra for condiments (like onions, tomatoes, etc.) and cheese! Someone had suggested to me that Walmart makes the subs as well. It costs $28 for a 6ft. there, AND included condiments and cheese. They said the sub typically feeds 30 people, I got it to feed around 50. PS-they don't fit in refrigerators very well. You know those toothpick things you stick in sandwiches, I thought I had a few in my house. I thought wrong. So what did I have, a bag full of new golf tees! And my brother is a crazy golf fan, so I thought how perfect! Guest books for grad parties are typically always the same. They get a picture mat that people can sign around the picture of the graduate. Well, I had an even better idea. I went to walmart and picked up 2 $.99 cans of white spray paint, then went to my local dollar store and bought two identical 48 piece puzzles (made sure pieces were large). I then spray painted the puzzle pieces (it took two coats). Put some pens and a sign out, and at the end of the party, he could put the puzzle together and see all the people who helped him graduate.