Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

Good Monday to you all!  I hope you are having a relaxing holiday weekend (for those in the U.S. celebrating Memorial Day).  I know it seems each day is blurring into another these days, as one of my friends put it “Feels like every day is a weekend, and every weekend is just another day.”   Still its nice to know that on the weekend you don’t have to wake up early and get to work online.  On our side we had a busier Saturday than we have had in the last three months.  My twins graduated high school!! 

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A Summer of Canceled Celebrations

As with any and all gatherings that got cancelled this summer due to the virus, so too did  my twins graduation celebrations – Senior prom, graduation ceremony, senior class trip, all the grad parties, hanging out with friends before heading off to college, etc. etc.  It’s been tough to see all the events that celebrate so many big milestones in students lives not happening this year.

I don’t know if its because the girls are reading so much about COVID-19 that they understand it all, or if they are just internalizing everything and not complaining much, but aside from the casual “We are sad we can’t say goodbye to our friends one last time before we head off to college.”  or “I was looking forward to all the Senior sendoffs we have at our school.” OR  “I’m sad we just had our last Zoom class of our entire High School!”  Besides these types of comments the girls have been handling the COVID situation without complaining much.

Stay at Home Grad Party

Staying at Home has been the phrase of the year. So how do we make staying at home feel like a special graduation party for the twins? I told them we were having a family celebration and since they only graduate high school once in their lives, we want to make this day feel special.  They understood!  For the first time in 3 months the entire family got all dressed up for this stay at home graduation dinner πŸ˜€πŸ˜€!!

Balloons make any event feel extra special 🎈🎈

Leave it to my eldest daughter to make this humble celebration feel extra special with balloons and decorations all ordered online.  It’s amazing how festive balloons make any event feel extra special 🎈🎈!!

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Planning a surprise party

We can’t help but feel sad that it feels like just another end of school year rather than the end of all of High School  😌😌 for the girls .  That’s why to make the twins high school graduation an important celebratory milestone, my eldest daughter Sri hosted a Surprise Zoom Grad Party for the twins this past weekend.

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A surprise to remember!

So how did we make this a surprise party? Sri emailed family, friends, and the twins teachers to join a surprise Zoom Graduation Celebration on Saturday evening.  Here’s a funny story πŸ˜€ – when the twins saw the big monitor and the computer in our courtyard they thought it was a for a slideshow that we were going to show them πŸ˜€.   They had no clue it was for a surprise Zoom call πŸ˜€!!

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We had folks joining from all parts of the country on this evening.  Family from Philadelphia, Michigan, Dallas, and Austin, teachers and friends from the twins school, and friends and family from right here in the Bay Area. It was truly a very special and memorable Virtual Grad Party the twins will remember forever πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“!!

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Goofing around with selfies 🀣πŸ₯³πŸ˜œπŸ˜œ after a successful virtual grad party!

Twins Requested Stay at Home Grad Party Menu

After a fun and unique graduation surprise for the twins we sat down for a home cooked dinner with foods the twins requested.  Here is a look at what was on the menu on this evening.

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Twins requested Stay at Home Grad Party Menu

Bruschetta 
Burrata with caramelized leeks and onions
Pasta pomodoro with tomatoes and basil
Cup cakes

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 A very special congratulations to all the graduatesπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ!!
Wishing you all much success in your future!!

 

26 thoughts on “Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party πŸŽ“πŸŽ“”

  1. Dolly: Congratulations to your Wonderful Twins Rani and Anjali . What a Stay At Home Safety First Celebration hosted by their Beautiful Older Siter Sree Devi . ( i like to spell like that on Purpose) . Intimate Family Get Together is always Fun and Sree of course has to be congratulated on the Zoom Call Idea . Have the Twins decided where they are going for Higher Studies ? Best wishes . Love and Hugs to the Girls and Sree too !!!!

  2. Congratulations and best wishes to the girls for continued success!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  3. Happy Graduation to dear Rani and Anjali!!! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŽ‰πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒ·.

    All the best to them and the brightest of futures ahead!!!! πŸ₯³πŸ˜Ž

  4. What a wonderful way to celebrate the girls’ graduation! You and Sri made this so festive and memorable. She did a great job with Zooming friends and family that evening and I love your beautiful table scape. Congrats to Rani and Anjali!

    1. Thanks Joji! I do miss all the table scape and setting up the table for friends and dinner parties and lunches πŸ™ That’s why any special moment with the family is an opportunity to go all out and decorate 😁 BTW I still have folding table which is what we used for the zoom call.

  5. Congratulations to Anjali & Rani & the entire family! πŸ˜€πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

  6. Congratulations to Anjali and Rani. 🎊 Wishing them all the best.
    Looks like a wonderful celebration. Beautiful pictures.
    Congratulations to the proud parents.

  7. Congratulations to dear Rani & Anjali!
    We wish they all the best!

    What a wonderful celebration! Beautiful pictures.
    God bless you all.

  8. It was a pleasure Kalpana
    Brought back memories from when they were born to young adults starting college πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚
    Wishing them all the best 😊

  9. Truly proud of their successes but more so of how they have turned out… beautiful, young, kind and respectful young adults.
    All the best in their next phase of life.
    Congratulations to you and Hitesh too.

  10. OMG!!! What a truly special and memorable SIP grad celebration for the girls!! Congrats to Anjali Anna Rani on their graduation! I am so sorry I missed the zoom call party.πŸ˜₯
    Got Sri’s text/email with the link to sign the girls’ grad cards – which I signed and sent. However, I did not see a link for zoom.πŸ˜”
    Thanks for sending me the blog post as well – love everything you guys did to make the grad special! Sri did a fabulous job coordinating everything! What a festive evening and I’m so sad and sorry I missed it!

  11. Beautiful photos!!! Congratulations to Anjali and Rani!!! Can’t wait to celebrate round 2 when we meet next!

  12. Congratulations to Anjali and Rani! Just can’t believe that they have graduated and ready for college. Seems like just yesterday, how time goes by. Absolutely beautiful colorful party. What a colorful celebration. I love the way you do things, so artistic and pleasing. The girls are lucky to have you as a mom! Hope the twins follow their dream as they venture into their new life in college. My love and blessings to them!

  13. Kalpana, Congratulate Rani and Anjali for their great accomplishment. I am very happy for you and Hitesh encouraging your children to achieve their Scholastic accomplishment. Wgile parents do their part, children have to take their performance sincerely. I am glad your children are doing that. According to Punnet square it is ‘TT’.

  14. Congrats Kalpana! I am glad you were able to have a such a wonderful home graduation for them! Thank you for sharing these pictures!

  15. Kalpana I can’t believe your girls are now graduated and ready to go off to college! I remember when they were born! Time flies when you are having fun! Enjoy this special time! Congratulations!

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