Posts Tagged ‘Back To School’
If you need 1st day of school printable signs to remember your kids' first day, we have them starting in preschool and going all the way up to high school.
Wishing your kids (and you) an awesome school year!
I love washi tape! I wanted to use some to decorate back to school supplies for my daughter, Lainey. I bought the notebooks and pencils at Target, then used my washi tape to jazz them up!
To make the washi tape circles, first I stuck strips of overlapping washi tape on wax paper. Then I punched out the circles with my circle punches (I used a 2'' and a 1/2"). I peeled the circles off the wax paper and stuck them onto my notebook. Simple!
Tomorrow is Lainey's first day of 1st grade. She's nervous and excited... and so am I. :)
Two days and counting for us! Here are some of my favorite back to school parties from our site. (Click on the link or photo to see the whole party.)
Lina T's Chevron Rainbow Back to School Party
Miranda of Whimsically Detailed's Back To School Event
Leoni J's Imara's Back to School Party
Nancy P's Back to School Party Ideas
Carli E's Back to School Party by Giggles Galore
Crissy's Crafts' Back To School Party
Gwynn W's Blast Back To School
Norene C's Back to School Party
Rebecca R's Back to School/End of Summer Bash
If you are hoping to make the transition as easy for your kids as possible (like I'm hoping to do for mine), take a look at these 12 collections of free back to school printable collections we have on our site. These printables are perfect for back to school parties, teachers' gifts, lunch notes, 1st day of school photo signs, bookplates, treat bag toppers... you name it!
My daughter is in for a few surprises over the next few days to get her excited for 1st grade. She's a little nervous, so wish us luck! :)
What a fun week it's been with parties! There were so many amazing ones added that I tried to pick an assortment of favorites. I love this pizza birthday party made to look like an old school pizzeria, a back to school party with the most insane desserts (it's back to school for us this week), a bird themed baby shower that's set in the woods that will take your breath away, an a cops and robbers Lego party that is so beautiful, creative, and most of all, fun!
Clockwise from top left:
- Keren P's Enzo's 5th Birthday Party
- Lina T's Chevron Rainbow Back to School Party
- Katelyn M's Bless this Nest Baby Shower
- Jenny D's Lego Cops and Robbers
I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...
Here's a round up of all kinds of adorable Treats and Sweets for Back to School!
Garbage Parties are so much fun and not that dirty!
Get ready for the Teen Choice Awards with these fantastic movie night ideas!
For more party ideas, check out all my posts on Spoonful!
Now that it's back to school time, are you fretting over what to pack your kids for lunch? I know I am. My daughter, Lainey, is the pickiest eater.
Well, here's the new free Back to School Foodie app for iPad and iPhone, filled with 40 creative ideas for school lunches to get both you and me inspired for the months ahead. And another cool part is my chicken soup recipe is featured! Thank you, Foodie!
Here's my soup. It is something my daughter loves and will eat anytime! If you have a picky eater in your house, you might want to try it, I think it's foolproof. Plus, its so warm and comforting on those cool fall days.
Some of my favorite recipes from the app are the soft granola bars, the roasted chickpeas, the lentil salad, the roasted carrot soup, the breakfast cookie (will definitely be trying this!), and the strawberry-kiwi fruit.
Download the app today, it's totally free and the photos are so beautiful. It will make you hungry.
Foodie puts out new editions of their app every month, so be on the lookout at the App Store.
Molly Allen, our baking contributor, and the creative force behind CakeFYI, created these awesome back to school treats for us!
Looking for a quick, easy, and fun treat for back to school? These Apple Cake Pops are the perfect treat! Using just a simple cake recipe, icing, and a few embellishments, you can make these cute cake pops for your kiddos!
Apple Cake Pops
For the Cake:
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- Also Needed:
- Batch of homemade or store-bought icing
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Red Sprinkles
- Pretzel Sticks
- Green Candy (for leaves)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
Add half of the milk and mix well. Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.
Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool completely.
Once cake has cooled, break it apart in a large bowl, and crumble the cake with your hands. Add two cups of red store-bought or homemade icing, and mix into the cake crumbles with your hands.
Roll cake and frosting mixture into small balls.
Insert a cake pop stick into the bottom of each ball. Roll the cake pop in red sprinkles, and then insert half of a pretzel stick in the top to act as the stem.
Insert leaf shaped green candy next to the pretzel stick. Place cake pops in the freezer to set.
Adorable! Thank you, Molly, I love how easy these are!
To learn more about Molly and read all about her baking adventures, check her out at CakeFYI.
If your kids keep asking you to pack Hostess cupcakes in their lunchboxes, then this recipe is for you! Try out these Homemade Hostess Cupcakes, and you’ll never pack store-bought again. They’re so simple and sweet, and even a little retro!
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients:
- 1/4 C White Sugar
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 3/4 C + 2 TBSP Flour
- 1/4 C +2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
- 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 C Milk
- 1/4 C Saffola Oil
- 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Water, Boiling
While cupcakes cool, prepare the Whipped Cream Filling.
Whipped Cream Filling
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium until stiff peaks form.
Once cupcakes have cooled, filled each cupcake with Whipped Cream Filling using a piping bag and round tip. Push the tip into the cupcake, and squeeze to fill as you pull the tip out of the cupcake.
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Milk
- ½ Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
Dip each cupcake in Chocolate Glaze, swirling the cupcake to remove excess glaze.
Incredible, Molly, thank you so much for creating these for us!! To learn more about Molly and read all about her baking adventures, check her out at CakeFYI.
So instead of napping, she is allowed to read books. But as she informed me yesterday, she's tired of all the books in her classroom (actually, she can't read them, so I think that's frustrating for her). She said she only likes her books from home.
Looking for an easy answer, I asked her if she wanted to bring her books from home to school to look at during "chill time," thinking some of her easy reader books might be better, since she can read them.
She liked that idea. I was relieved. But then I started having nightmares that all her books would go to school, but none of them would come home.
Until... I saw these printable "property of" labels from HP that I could stick in her books so people would know whom they belonged to.
I typed her name into the printable files (to be on the safe side, I only typed her first name and last initial), printed them out using sticker paper, cut them out, and stuck them into a bunch her books.
When she got to school, she showed the teacher her favorite one from the pile, and the teacher asked her if she'd like to read it to class during "chill time." You should have seen Lainey's face. I could tell, in that moment "chill time" because "awesome time"!
Here are the girl labels I used:boy labels:
For tips on how to use them, head here. Happy labeling!