I really wanted to have a back to school party for our friends, but life got busy and schedules just didn’t permit. After a chat with a friend (thanks Allison) about creating traditions and making a special breakfast the 1st day of school, I decided to do something similar for my kids.
All three of my munchkins started Preschool today and to their pleasant surprise they woke up to a special breakfast to celebrate.
The great thing about this special Back to School breakfast is it made a huge impact, but cost less than $5! Here is how I created a fun and memorable breakfast to celebrate the 1st day of school.
I rounded up “school” related items I had like my chalkboard, letter magnets, pencils and crayons.
I needed a centerpiece so I cut out a bus and some apples on the Cricut and glued them to a broken ruler from my son’s tool kit. I placed them in a red metal bucket and set them on top of some books that were already covered in red and green paper (from last year’s Christmas party.)
I really liked the subway art by the girls at Eighteen25. During breakfast we read the rules and it was a great way to remind the kids how to behave on their first day of school.
I bought red plates ($2) and placed them on top of ABC letter scrapbook paper left over from teacher gifts last year. I baked muffins ($1) and used the free school printables from Tweedle Dee Designs. I put yogurt in parfait glasses and included fresh fruit (from an edible arrangement I’d gotten for my birthday.) Milk was served in bottles with chalkboard labels.
I also included a little surprise for the kids to enjoy when they came home from school. I dug up letter stickers, pencils and rulers (all things I had stashed) and put them in the little boxes with treats.
This is definitely a tradition I plan to do each year. It was a great way to start our day and I know the kids enjoyed the extra attention and excitement before their big day!