Back to School Picnic Party with Cricut

Our summer is winding down and before you know the kids will be back in school. We spent the day shopping for school supplies and new outfits for the first day of school.  But, before we dive back into school routines and busy schedule we are celebrating with one last big hurrah, a Back to School Picnic Party! I've teamed up with Cricut to show you how we are celebrating the start of a new school year with this fun and simple back to school picnic party.  Whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Bingo

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. A new school year will be starting soon, and everyone in our house is looking forward to heading back to school.  It may sound crazy, but my kids actually love the start of a new school year.  They look forward to finding out who their new teachers will be, seeing what friends they will have in class, and of course all of our fun back to school … [Read more...]

Back to School Picnic Party Favor Bags

I think one of my favorite parts about starting a new school year is the tradition of kicking the new school year off right with a Back to School party!  I love a good excuse for a celebration of any kind, but I have a special soft spot for our back to school parties.  I love getting our friends together and seeing everyone excited about the start of a new year.  This year we are kicking things off with a Back to School Picnic party.  And, as we all know every good party … [Read more...]

Back to School Chalkboard Brownies

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. The kids are back in school and we are all finally adjusting to the routine of waking up early, homework and after school activities.  After a fairly unstructured summer of lazy pool days, traveling and enjoying lots of popsicles it's nice to have a routine and schedule.  We are celebrating a new school year in the most delicious way with Back to School Chalkboard … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Notebook Paper Plates

School starts next week for my kiddos and I think we are all ready for the regular routine and schedule.  This week we kick off lots of our favorite traditions including a back to school parade, back to school interviews and one of my families favorite traditions, our Back to School breakfast. These fun breakfasts have become a favorite part of starting a new school year and it's such a simple way to turn an otherwise ordinary morning into an extraordinary affair.  This year I … [Read more...]

Back to School Jitter Juice

Are your kids excited or nervous about starting a new school year?  My kids are excited about heading back to school, meeting their new teachers and seeing their friends.  While my kids are excited, starting a new school year can be scary and overwhelming for some.  If your little ones are nervous about the first day of school whip up a batch of this bubbly Jitter Juice to help ease those first day of school nerves. I've been making Jitter Juice for my kids every years since my … [Read more...]

Back to School Party

We can't believe it's time for Back to School already! Summer has been so busy, filled with fun vacations and lasting memories. With summer coming to an end, it's time to start the back to school shopping. Clothes, supplies, and a seemingly endless amount of school lunches and snacks, all on the to do list. But first, we party! With a preschooler in the house, the start of school is exciting and we love to have a little back to school party. Since we were celebrating the start of preschool, … [Read more...]

Back to School Time Capsule

My twins start kindergarten this year and with the start of school looming I'm starting to feel a little nostalgic about my babies starting this new chapter in their life.  I'm excited for them and me to be honest (hello to a full day of getting work done without interruptions!) but I'm also a little bit sad that those two tiny little people actually aren't that little anymore!  Last year when my oldest daughter started school we started a new family tradition with a Back to School Time Capsule, … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast 2013

Three years ago I started the tradition of having a special Back to School Breakfast on the first day of school and it's funny to hear how much it means to my kids.  Last night while we were getting ready for bed my oldest asked me if we were having a special 1st day of school breakfast just like we did last year.  I love that she remembers it and that she associates the 1st day of school with a simple tradition that turns an ordinary event into an extraordinary memory. Of course, I couldn't … [Read more...]

Apples and Donuts Back to School Party

The kids start school next week and 'Donut' you know it's time to celebrate!  The kids are excited to see their friends again, I'm excited to have more regular "office hours" and that, I believe calls for a celebration.  Start off the new school year with this cute Apple and Donuts Back to School Party! Donuts are one of this years hottest trends and they are a crowd favorite for young and old alike.  I decided to combine them with apples for the perfect school themed party.  I worked with … [Read more...]