Colorful and Bright Back to School Party

Hi! I’m Miranda from Whimsically Detailed and I am beyond thrilled to be a guest here on Giggles Galore! This Back To School Event that I’m sharing with you today is a very special event that really touched my heart. I was over the moon excited to have been given the opportunity to provide such an enormous gift to all these wonderful children.


Last year I had the pleasure of putting together a Back To School Party for a local women’s shelter, Visitation House they are such a blessing for the women and their children!  For more  information about the organization and it’s history click here.


I planned a Back to School theme since the children were about to start school and I had wanted them to start with lots of new items! I created a fabric bunting for the table along with props to hold up the treats. I purchased the papier-mâché books from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them to match the theme. I hot glued them together to help them stay in a stacking place. I also used scrapbook paper on the cupcake stand to match as well! Painted berry baskets held many treats and I even had some cardboard building blocks sent to me that I glued together and used as the cake pop stand! While at Hobby Lobby I found these huge pencils that I used on either side of the table too! My favorite part of the children’s table were the chalkboard placemats that the kids could doodle on at their pleasure and the gumball tubes that looked like pencils. They even had favor boxes shaped like apples and school buses that contained even more treats. Each child also received their own personalized backpack filled with lots of school supplies. All in all I think they were set for school!

Back to School Place Setting



Back to School Party Goodies

Back to School Cake

My photographer friend Sandra from Sandra Bludau Photography offered her assistance and took photos that day and even got her sister and nieces to join in and help with set up. Thank you again to everyone who made this happen. Planning an event for that many children is no small task.  Thank to the many who donated money and products, ALL without a blink of an eye for a group of children they will never meet. We all understand that when we change one child’s view of the world we changes hundred’s more down the line.



We are sharing the printables we used at this party and would love for you to download them for free here. Please be sure to link the printables back to Whimsically Detailed. Thank you!


{Wonderfully Generous Sponsors}


Fondant Topped Chocolate Covered Oreos & Fondant Cupcake Toppers- {Love & Sugar Kisses}

Chocolate Covered Oreos- {Sweet Temptations}

Fondant Cupcake Toppers- {Lynlee’s Petite Cakes}

Mini Cookies- {Artfully Delicious}

Cookies- {Dandy Delights}

Bus Cake Pops- {Sweetened By Shelly}

Star Cake Pops- {Cake Ball Love}

Apple Cake Pops- {Inspired Occasions}

Apple Macaroons- {Creative Juice}


Candy Tubes & Berry Baskets- {Cute Kids Food Box}

Brick Boxes & Centerpieces- {Let’s Get This Party Started}

Notebook Favor Bags, Red & Lime Tissue Flowers- {Petite Party Studio}

Paper Straws- {Painting Paris Pink}

Bus & Apple Favor Boxes- {Crafts By Rosa}

Red Vending Capsules- {The Purple Pug}

Chalkboard Placemats- {Faith’s Cookies}


Chunky School Colored Necklaces- {Nixie Nax}

Chunky Necklaces- {K Chic Designs}

Children’s Custom Shirts- {La Belle Parties}

Bottle Cap  Hairbows-  {DBLD Creations}


{Monkey See Boutique}

{Suzies Sweet Stuff}

{Paper & Polkadots}

{Sewing A Seed}

{Erin Grace Events}

“This post was originally published at Whimsically Detailed on December 29th, 2012.”

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I’m Miranda Konieczny, the owner and designer of Whimsically Detailed. We are a small design company that  specializes in creating digital event printables for any theme to help you create the perfect celebration.

We have designs for all occasions. From birthdays, showers, weddings and all holidays! We create everything from darling invitations for birthday, wedding, shower, and birth announcements to coordinating banners, straw flags, craft circles and much more!

Our parties and designs have been featured on sites such as Amy Atlas Events, Kara’s Party Ideas, Pottery Barn, Lil Sugar, The Party Wagon, Baby Lifestyles, Rosenberry Rooms, Tattle Magazine, and Hostess With The Mostess {Blog} {Shop} {Facebook}

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. Oh wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the ideas…I will have to remember this next year when my little one starts kindergarten. Looks like an amazing time was had by all!

  2. Okay, how adorable is this?? But regardless of how cute – the cause is what has me smiling here!

  3. all of your party photos are amazing! i wish i can recreate these for every party! 🙂


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