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Back to School Party

Wow, the summer has flown by! I can't believe it's school time again, but why not take one last chance to throw a party before the hustle and bustle of the school year kicks in?

I pulled together some ideas I found online that will hopefully inspire you to put on a fun back-to-school bash. I also created a blank invitation you can print from this link. Just print, cut and fill in the information.

Some ideas:
- Have each child bring $5 of school supplies to provide to a local school supply drive for those in need.
- Buy a pencil or crayon pinata and fill with pencil tops, erasers, stickers, crayons and candy.
- I love the idea of a centerpiece made with paper airplanes (see pic below from Rachel Ray), you could even have the kids make their own paper airplanes and have a contest to see which plane can go the longest distance.
- I picked up the crayon-branded items below from Michaels. Right now they have these in the dollar section - cute note pads shaped like crayon boxes, lunch-box notes shaped like crayons. I got these for my nephew and sister (she's a teacher) but they would make great party favors as well.
- The apple-themed cupcakes are adorable (from Martha Stewart) and tiny chalkboard accents would pull the theme together so well (think of a buffet with item names written on chalkboards)




  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Great idea!

  2. What a great idea!! My little one would love that! thx = )

  3. Forget the kids, I would love that! I'm like a kid in a candy store with stationery supplies :)

  4. Those are so cute! Love the ideas! I may just do this for my niece since I don't have kiddos

  5. what wonderful ideas. i won't have kids for a long time but when i do, i hope you will still be blogging away!

    thank you for the welcome comment the other day! been reading blogs for awhile now (yours included) and decided it was just about time to join the party!

  6. It's so cool. I am so glad you showed her who is pack leader!!! Now just teach my dog not to attack other dogs!!! ISSUES!!!

  7. What a cute idea! I linked from another blog to yours because it was listed under "working moms". I'm a working mom as well - and always looking for new ideas of how to make our limited time with our kids quality time!
    You can come by for a visit:


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