Can you believe it’s time for BACK TO SCHOOL already? Wow, the summer has flown by (or maybe it’s school starting earlier and earlier)? Either way, I consider it an excuse to throw a fabulous party and let your children reunite with school friends! This party was styled by the talented Mariah Leeson of Giggles Galore who always throws the cutest parties. Her party ideas always give readers so much inspiration for throwing their own celebrations. This one is no exception with vintage book details, cute chalkboard cupcake wrappers, and school furniture decor! See more party details (including how Mariah kept the party budget-friendly) below the pics…
PARTY DETAILS (by GIGGLES GALORE)
“Back-to-school means new friends, new teachers and new memories! Get your little ones excited about the new school year and celebrate with a Back to School Bash.
My daughter is going to kindergarten this year and I wanted to start the school year off right and document this exciting milestone. I decided to use my daughter’s love of books and reading as the focus of our party. Dimpleprints created the perfect invitation calling all bookworms to join us for an afternoon of fun.
I set-up an old desk and bookshelf I borrowed from a friend to display the party treats and goodies. I served a traditional “school lunch” with items that were easy to make and budget friendly. We had PB&J sandwiches in decorated glassine bags, applesauce, fruit cups, milk, cookies, chocolate covered Oreos, and apple cake pops.
During “recess” the kids got to burn off some energy with old school themed activities like “Teacher Says” (Simon Says), Red Rover, Freeze Tag and Kickball. I also created a little reading nook and filled it with books about starting kindergarten and going to school.
Our guest went home with a brown paper sack full of goodies to start the school year off right. The bags were filled with an apple shaped notepad, crayons, and a sweet treat. They were also given a composition notebook and bookmark to use as a journal throughout the year.”
CREDITS + RESOURCES
Event Styling – Giggles Galore
Back to School Printables – Dimpleprints
Photography – Elayne Dunn Photography
Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Love & Sugar Kisses
Apple Cake Pops – Heavenly Cake Pops
Lollipops, Jelly Beans & Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough Delights – The Candyland Store
UPDATE: For a fabulous collection of recipes for Back To School, head HERE to download the new Foodie Recipes has launched and it’s Back To School style!