11 Ways to Host an A+ Back-to-School Bash

Wondering how to banish those pesky back to school jitters? Celebrate them out of your kids’ systems! We throw a little Back To School Party each year at our house.

Here are 11 festive tips to ring in the new school year, and wring out the nerves while you’re at it! Read the full how-to …after the break!

  • Display School Supplies 1 of 11
    This delicious display is entirely sugar free! Displaying bright school supplies in this desert-esque fashion is a sweet way to hand out party favors, and provide festive decoration. Two birds, one stone!
    Learn more at One Charming Party
  • Photo Booth 2 of 11
    Gather school props and grab your camera! A DIY photo booth is a fantastic way for kids to dress up, and be silly. Spray paint cardboard with chalkboard paint, or make your own funny dunce cap for easy props.
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  • Milk Glass Drinks 3 of 11
    These charming jars of milk are made practical with a touch of chalkboard paint! Just write each partygoers name on their glass, and viola! No more cup confusion or accidental drink switcheroos.
    Learn more at Amy Atlas
  • Smarty Pants Handout 4 of 11
    This adorable (and free!) printout makes for the perfect party favor to wrap up your back to school celebration.
    Learn more at It Is What It Is
  • Pencil Cupcake 5 of 11
    Banish writers block with this tasty treat! The adorable handmade liner is crafted from tinfoil, tape and paper. Picking up a writing instrument has never been easier!
    Learn more at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  • Cafeteria Style Lunch Bar 6 of 11
    Serve up lunch cafeteria style! Apples, yogurt, PB&J… you name it! Search your local thrift store for cafeteria trays for an additional measure of festive authenticity.
    Learn more at Amy Atlas
  • Sweet Treats 7 of 11
    These sugary delights are a treat for the eyes. I love the red and green color theme and the pencils in the toffee apples! Yum!
    Learn more at Amy Atlas
  • Milk and Cookie Favors 8 of 11
    Mmm, there's nothing quite as comforting as a warm cookie and a cold glass of milk. For the full delicious print out and tutorial be sure to check out the link!
    Learn more at the Sweetest Occasion
  • Pencil Snacks 9 of 11
    This smart snack gets A's across the board! Its fun appearance will tempt even the pickiest of eaters.
    Learn more at Blond Designs Blog
  • Homemade Snack Box 10 of 11
    Cover a Styrofoam round for this festive decoration, or deck a hatbox in back-to-school paraphernalia, for a gourmet snack box that looks good enough to eat!
    Learn more at One Charming Party
  • Note Paper Place Mats 11 of 11
    This clever place setting is easy to make, inexpensive, protects your table, and when paired with a pack of crayons it turns the entire table in to a canvas!
    Learn more at Flickr

Do you do anything to celebrate the beginning of school? Share YOUR ideas in the comments!


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