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Just thought I would mention a neat idea for your parties. If you do a Google search for "custom printed M&M's" (sorry I still don't know how to insert a web link) you can order custom printed M&M's. Keep in mind the order takes about 4 weeks (maybe longer if more orders are generated). You can select specific colors to represent you HS or better yet, the Academy's colors.
Cost is on the high end. There is a minimum order. Check it out.
I would love to hear of any other unique ideas for graduation/send off party ideas.
My son turns 18 during boot camp. He asked for a birthday party at Chuckee Cheese's before he goes. I can't deny him that. I'm sure it will be a day full of stories to tell! Our "kids" have to grow up so fast.