Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back-to-School Party Inspiration

With only a few more weeks until we get back into the school routines, I have been trying to come up with some fun ideas for helping my rising preschooler and 1st grader celebrate BACK TO SCHOOl. Will I have time to do a party...not sure. But, I did put together this inspiration board to help inspire you. Even if you don't want to host a party, there are some great ideas for things that you can do to make going to back school special. Enjoy!

{Photo Credits from top left: Photos 1, 2, 10, 13 Merry B Events; Photos 3,5 Martha Stewart; Photos 4, 6 Land of Nod; Photo 7 Canadian House and Home; Photo 8, Family Fun; Photo 9, Blue Moon Studios; Photo 11, Pottery Barn Kids; Photo 12, Lori's Place}

School supplies are great for dressing up a table for your back-to-school celebration. You can group crayons, pencils, rulers, apples and others items together and display them in clear containers for a completed look.

These DIY mini blackboards would be perfect for place cards on the table (Canadian House and Home). How cute is this idea from Merry B Events: use inexpensive crayon/supply boxes to serve each child's lunch in. Tuck a sandwich, some fruit, a drink, and a little snack into each one and it's good to go.

And finally, if you want to send your guests home with a little something in hand, you can hand out backpack tags (Bushel and Peck Paper), lunch bag labels, stickers (Marth Stewart), or some age-appropiate flashcards or a game (The Land of Nod).


  1. Thanks for the mention!
    Love the blog.

  2. so cute! I had a back to school bash for my little one (he started preK)....with all this great inspiration, I may need to have another one :)

  3. Thanks! I know...I am not sure if I will have time to put one together since we will be at the beach and then come home right before school starts. I may just have to do a mini-version.

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