Calling all Bookworms for a Back to School Party

The carefree days of summer are coming to an end, but for school-aged kids a new adventure is just around the corner.  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.

My friend and photographer Elayne Dunn Photography was on hand to capture a “class photo” and take individual photos of each child.   I used the First Day of Kindergarten sign from the party package and put it into a decorative frame for each kid to pose with and create a memorable keepsake for mom.  I also made oversized flashcards with the numbers that represent their first day of 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.


Whether your child is starting kindergarten or they are a seasoned school pro throwing a Back to School party is an A+ idea!  

Vendor Credits:

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

I’m sharing this party here.

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.


  1. How adorable! Would you mind sharing where you bought the apple shaped notepads? I would love to give those to my Kindergarten class as part of their first day gifts. Also love the way you packaged the crayons.

    Thanks so much,

    Kinder Cuties

  2. Adorable as always!

  3. amazing display i love it

  4. LOVE the party theme!! EVERYTHING looked AMAZING!! WOW!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. Love the back to school party


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