One of my sweet friends, Andrea, moved to another state earlier this summer. When her best friend, Loren, came to me in the spring about helping throw a going away party for Andrea and her husband, Will, I jumped at the chance to help.
Moving boxes and duct tape were the first items I thought of when planning the going away party ideas. Since moving boxes and duct tape are not the prettiest items to build a party around, I decided to use them in unexpected ways. Pairing the moving boxes and duct tape with a red and blue color scheme and modern prints created a preppy feel to this moving party.
Ideas from this party would also work well for a going away party for a college student. This time of year, many college students are off to school and a fun going away party would be a great way to celebrate them! Scroll down for all the going away party ideas.
At the end of the night, guests were also given little moving box favors. The boxes were filled with homemade dark chocolate cashew bark and seed packets of Forget-Me-Nots. Enclosure cards in the favor boxes read, “Flowers make the world colorful, bright, and fun, just like Will & Andrea. Think fondly of them as these bloom.”
Other details included a table where guests could leave a note for the guests of honor. I designed note cards that read, “You are going far . . . but we’ll keep you in our hearts.” The notes will be mailed to Will & Andrea, on a periodic basis, now that they have moved.