Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Our First Day of School Party

In classic Kendra form, if there is a reason to throw a party then a party will be thrown. And what better reason is there than your kids going back to school?!

*Happy dancing*

And, no, I'm not the only one in this house that's excited about it.

But what does a first day of school party look like? Well, allow me to show you!

I hit up pinterest for some inspiration (because where else would you go?) and the local dollar tree for some supplies (best store ever for cheap supplies), and went to town.

I happened to have the table cloths left over from some birthday parties I threw over the years and the frames from around the house. So I only needed a few items to make the whole thing pop, which is where Pinterest came in.

I found the print outs for the frames at Redfly Creations and Gemini Celebrations which looked like writings on a chalk board.

Very fitting to the theme (and absolutely adorable!). And, a perk, the Back to School sign from Redfly Creations came with some name tags that I was able to personalize for the boys!

Isn't that just the cutest?! I laminated it and have it tucked away for next year too!

And just to make things more fun, I decided to blow up and throw balloons all over my floor. Because, frankly, what is a party without balloons? I did, however, have to hide them in a garbage bag in the closet from the cats because I didn't feel like being up all night listening to popping balloons.

And those babies are still kicking around this house a week later.

But a party isn't a party until you add the kids and the food. So when it finally came time to wake the boys I made sure to have the delicious smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls flowing through the house.

Which is a big treat for them because I don't usually allow for a sugary breakfast.

The party was a hit, the food was yummy, and it completely set the positive and excited mood I wanted for the Tyler's first day of first grade.

And you all know I had to get pictures of my little boy on his first day before I dropped him off.

Look at that face!!!! And he picked out his own clothes this year too. Isn't that a far cry from the Rag-A-Muffin I had to deal with last year. Let's hope it stays this way all school year.

Goodness I love that boy.

I was very excited with how well the party turned out and how little effort I actually had to put into it. I will most definitely be doing this again next year. And at that time I'll have a preschooler on my hands too! (Where has the time gone?!)

What do you do with the kids in your life to make the first day of school fun?


  1. Love this idea! I wish I would have done something this cute for my son on his first day a couple of weeks ago. Well now I know for next year!

    1. It was really a lot of fun to put together and surprise the boys with. I hope you have fun planning your next year!

  2. Absolutely SO ADORABLE!! Can I come to your house next year??!! ;)-Ashley


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