Another school year is about to start! I always like to celebrate back to school to get my kids excited, so. I found this free back to school printable set, and scoured my local Dollar Tree for fun & inexpensive items for our own celebration.
What’s nice about the items I chose is the party guests can take home their favors, and use them as their own back to school supplies!
Party Set Up
I love using fabric as a table cover. I used a bright red chevron pattern to display my party spread. Printables, school supplies, sweet treats, and lots of color, brought the entire back to school party to life.
I displayed pairs of scissors inside of a chalkboard eraser. Just a fun, little detail that was eye catching!
Dessert Table Backdrop
I attached two foam boards together and taped classroom themed posters and borders to it. I also found some cute paper apples, and attached them down the middle of my backdrop. The cost for this was less than $5.
I hung the banner between two large decorative pencils that I found a couple years back at Hobby Lobby.
I thought it would be fun to display some of the school supplies on plastic lunch trays. Flash cards, pencils, markers, and crayons fit nicely on the trays. I attached paper straws to the juice bottles, and added mini glasses that I found at Michael’s.
My table centerpiece was a simple plastic caddy that held gift bags filled with scissors & pencil sharpeners. I also added boxes of crayons, and mini crayola markers.
I attached a “super star” cut out to a pencil, and stuck it inside with the gift bags. I also attached a “you rule” cut out to the front of the caddy, that was resting on top of a dry erase alphabet board.
Store bought cupcakes are always a quick fix to a last minute party. You can always make the simplest cupcake look enticing, by adding fun little touches. The details can be as simple as adding brightly colored A+ cupcake toppers, and fun themed cupcake wrappers. I found a pack of 3 mini composition books that worked perfectly as my cupcake display.
Chocolate covered pretzels that resemble a #2 pencil couldn’t be more perfect for a back to school party! And the little marshmallow pop apples are another darling treat to get your guests excited.
Back to school parties are a fun way to get your kids excited for the new school year!
I hope you’ll be able to use some of my back to school party ideas for your own celebration!