Easy Back-to-School Party
This fun and easy back to school party is the perfect way to get the kids excited about starting a new year of school and to build friendships!
I made a cute sign on my letter board to welcome everyone and let them know the plan for the party. I’m totally obsessed with using my letter board for parties, because it’s so easy to write out whatever message you want, and it always looks so fun!
As far as decorations, I kept it simple and just rummaged up a few things from around the house. Nothing says back to school like a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils!
For our party food, I picked up a variety of our favorite Farm Rich snacks from the freezer aisle at Walmart. We love Farm Rich snacks at our house because they’re super delicious and also incredibly convenient. I love that I can have a tasty snack for the kids ready in just a few minutes! I also love that they’re made with wholesome ingredients, so I can feel good about serving them to my kids. They have a wide variety of frozen snacks, from Meatballs to Mozzarella Sticks to Jalapeño Peppers and Mozzarella Bites. We love them all!
For our activity, I thought it would be fun to let the kids decorate their own folders and notebooks. I bought a variety of stickers, pulled out some colored markers, and let them go nuts. They had so much fun!
TIPS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUCCESS
- If your kids are attending a new school for the first time, see if it’s possible to tour the school beforehand. We did this when we moved to a new city a few years ago, and it really helped our kids feel safe and comfortable at school.
- Invite your kids to write down their goals for the new school year. For example, last year my seven-year-old wanted to write her own comic book, and my eleven-year-old had a goal to make three new friends. We wrote their goals down at the beginning of the year, then looked back at the end of the school year, and they were both very proud of what they accomplished.
- Talk with your kids about all the great things they can do now that they are moving to a new grade. Each grade has some new and fun things for them to learn, or a new privilege or responsibility.
- Be patient. Obviously this is easier said than done, but I think it really helps to remember that the beginning of the school year is always a bit of a rough transition. I just plan on my kids having meltdowns and random tantrums in the first few weeks of school, and give them lots of support and encouragement.
- Keep it simple. Life is complicated, dinner shouldn’t be! Keep some Farm Rich snacks in your freezer for those busy nights and hectic homework hours.
Courtesy of Somewhat Simple