Feb 7

2 Ideas for a Going Away Party

The hard part of living in the city so long is that you see your friends start to move away. It seems like we go to a lot of going away parties these days. Here are a couple of my favorite ideas for a going away party. The first are these little favor baskets filled with the guest-of-honor’s favorite locally made treats put in little wood baskets. A perfect way to celebrate where they’ve been or where they are going. The second idea is putting the face of your friend that is leaving on little buttons. It is a little silly and a great way to give a nod to your friend without getting too sentimental. Find more details below.

For the baskets we chose local products from San Francisco. (you could even base them off where the person was moving to.) For the baskets we ordered them from here and we made the ribbon by making quick drawings on cotton ribbon with a pen.

For the buttons you’ll need a button maker or else order them from somewhere like Etsy. My friend has one that I borrow but if you don’t have any nice friends with buttonmakers then they are really affordable to order (like here.) To make the image I just take a picture with my phone and then trace their head in photoshop and then layout each button with a smiley face.

Credits + Contributors:

All photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Production by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Irene Yu
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

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