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Graduation Party Printable with Thoreau Quote

The school year is coming to a close. And with that, high schools and colleges around the country are holding graduation ceremonies! Whether you have a graduate of your own this year or have received a graduation announcement in the mail, this graduation party printable might be just what you need!

Printable chalkboard with the quote:  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Life the life you have imagined.  by Henry David Thoreau

I was inspired by this quote on, of all things, a journal cover that I saw at Marshall’s one day.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau
Journal with quote on the cover "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."  Henry David Thoreau

I immediately thought, “what a great quote this would be for a graduate”!

you can choose the size of the print

So, I designed a printable chalkboard that you can either print on your home printer and frame in an 8″ x 10″ frame or have it enlarged to make a statement at a graduation party.  The size of the print shown above on my mantel is 18″ x 24″ and fits perfectly in that size frame.  I had it printed to this size at Office Max.  You wouldn’t even have to frame it. Instead, you could wrap the paper print around a piece of foam core board from The Dollar Tree, tape it to the back and prop the poster print against something on a tabletop or mantel.

Graduation party decorating with a vintage camera, stack of old books, and free printable chalkboard with Henry David Thoreau quote.

Graduation party decorating ideas

As you can see in the photo above, I used stacks of old books and several vintage cameras to decorate for a graduation party. Some other decor ideas would be

  • a globe
  • compass
  • maps
  • arrows
  • old dictionary or thesaurus
  • pencils

You get the idea! Of course, I chose to use vintage items in my decor, but you wouldn’t have to!

This print could also be used as the cover photo for a graduation card that can be printed at Walgreens Photo Center.

You can find both versions (print and card) of this graduation party printable in my Free Printable Library. Just click on the version you want and a link will take you directly to the file to download and then print as you wish.

I hope that these prints will be useful to you with the upcoming graduation season! Congratulations to all the grads this year!!!

Graduation Party Printable with Quote by Henry David Thoreau - "Go Confidently in the Direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Saturday 21st of May 2022

This is so cute! I'm so glad I found it through your recent post. I'm sharing your post with my followers in my "From My Neck of the Woods" Sunday round up post because I think they will love it if they are planning a grad party.

GEna Davis

Thursday 25th of October 2018

Can you please email me the free printable image? When I clicked on the link it wasn't there. I graduate in 2019. Thank you.



Friday 13th of April 2018

Thank you for the free printable. I have a 2018 Senior this year and it is perfect! How thoughtful of you! Thanks for sharing!

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