Back to School Breakfast

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.

(I’m bummed these pictures didn’t turn out very well, it was a rainy, cloudy morning and I didn’t have time to mess with camera settings…the kids were hungry!)

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!

Aubrey 4 years
Piper 2 years

Parker 2 years

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. So fun! What a great Mom you are and your kids are so adorable! I love the milk jugs and letter place mats.
    Jenn 🙂

  2. I loved this – it was so darling and so you—- then I got to the pics of the kids and totally teared up!!! They look
    So big!!! So glad it was a perfect day for our favorite trio!!! Why are they Soooo big???? Tear….

  3. WOW…what an amazing mom you are!

  4. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and check it out:>

  5. Dagmara Riches says:

    I love your idea for first day of school. I am planning on doing something special too and I would love to make or get the “READ” sign that you have on your table. I can’t quite make out what it all says, though. Can you help me out? Thanks!


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