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Back to School is always an exciting time for my children. We have a mom and me day to purchase the school supplies, special first day outfit, new shoes, new lunch bag and backpack. This year is extra special since my son, Joey, will start Pre-K!! Yep, all my children will be in school!! I want to celebrate Joey's milestone by having a Welcome/Back to School Party. As always, Amanda from Amanda's Party to Go designed the cutest FREE Back to School printable ever!!
My kids looked very cute wearing back to school personalized tees from *golden*.
For this party, I tried to keep the snacks simple but creative. For the sweet table, we enjoyed some erasers(StackerMallows), pencils(twisters), chalk(marshmallow confetti), ABC chocolate letters, 123 chocolate numbers, bookworm cupcakes with the cutest cupcake toppers ever from Lynlee's Petite Cakes , gum ball apples, apple cake pops and apple sugar cookies from Sugar on Top. Before they hit the sweet table, the children munched on apple shaped whole wheat ham and cheese sandwiches, bookworm grapes and apple juice.
I set up the goodies on my daughter's desk and used my son's vintage school desk to display some of their treats that they took home.
For the backdrop, I used a black bulletin board paper, embellished with a polka dot trimmer and the Back to School banner from the FREE Back to School printable.
As favors, the youngest took home a metal school box from Lunch.com full of goodies.The older children receive a lunch sack from Jill Celebrations full of school supplies.
Thanks to Jill Celebration's chalk place mats, the kids played tick tack toe while munching on their snacks. What a fun and creative idea!
I also used the FREE Back to School printable to embellish their lunch boxes, snack bags, mason jars, goodie bags, and popcorn container.
One of my favorite DIY project for this party is the crayon cupcake stand using crayons and toilet paper roll! So easy to make and definitely made the cupcakes stand out!
They had fun playing memory game and back to school bingo. A fun way to kick of the 2012/2013 School Year!

Vendor credits:
FREE Back to School from Amanda's Party to Go
Styling, food and Photography by Crissy's Crafts
personalized tee from *golden*
bookworm cupcake toppers from Lynlee's Petite
apple cookie from Sugar on Top
fabric bunting, chalk placemat, lunch sack from Jill Celebrations
mason jar toppers and glittery utensils from Whimsical Printables
metal boxes from Lunch.com
party supplies from Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby and Michaels
school bus container and pencil holder from Target

http://amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com/2012/07/back-to-school-free-printable.html

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