Yesterday, my best friend, Michelle, graduated from Fordham University’s Masters Program. Michelle has 5 brothers and sisters, but since her other sister’s undergrad graduation from University of New Hampshire was the same day, a few of us (plus one of Michelle’s sisters) got to ensure she had a big entourage.
Here’s a recap of the day, which ended the best way possible: with lots of cupcakes and celebration.
First, before we left, Michelle had to figure out how to put on her hood…so she watched a youtube video.
Next, we ate a quick nutritious Greek Yogurt-y breakfast, since we knew it might be a while until we had some good food.
Finally, we headed to Grand Central to catch the train to Fordham’s main campus in the Bronx.
While on the train, we enjoyed a little iced coffee and some laughs.
Once we got the campus, there was a lot of downtime waiting for the ceremony to start, so I did what any efficient blogger does when she has some down time: I wrote.
We snapped a picture of Michelle walking in with the other graduates.
And then settled in for a great speech by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams, who wisely kept his speech short because as he said, “It’s hot, you’re hungover and you’re wearing black.” His speech was full of lots of jokes and some wise advice as well.
Next, we went to the smaller ceremony, where we watched Michelle receive her diploma.
We were starting to get antsy because we knew there was a reception with lots of food after. And we took full advantage!
After a couple more pictures, we headed back to the city to celebrate on Michelle’s rooftop.
But first, we made a quick stop at Baked by Melissa – the smallest, most adorable bite-sized cupcakes in the world.
And here’s where the cupcake photo shoot began.
As well as a bit of drinking….
Finally, the clouds set in, along with some rain, so we took the celebration indoors.
I headed home pretty early since it was such a long day, but we snapped this quick photo before I left.
It was a great day full of food, fun, celebration, great people and most importantly cupcakes!
What’s your favorite celebration food?