Play :: Back to School Party Ideas

September is right around the corner and before you know it the kids will be back in school!  Why not host a little celebration with your child’s best pals to help ease them into starting a new grade with a fun Back-to-School Party!  We found some really great ideas that are more than doable as not all of us are Martha Stewart!  These creative bloggers have provided some great ideas you can use to create your own party.  Enjoy!




Back-To-School Party Ideas:

This fun party comes from Kara’s Party Ideas blog found here:  The ideas are very creative such as the pencils covering the outside of a container to put in some goodies.  We used this idea with colored pens, tied it with a bow, and put flowers in it for Teacher Appreciation Day.  Check out what Kara put together and get some ideas for your Back-To-School Party.




Vintage Style Party:

Hostess with the Mostest came up with this Vintage Back to School Idea.  Love how she incorporates things you probably already have around your house, like the globe, wooden crates or boxes and glass jars.  So adorable!  To read more go to:



Harpers School-themed Party:

Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats created this fun Harpers Vintage Birthday Party for her one year old son.  You can use the ideas to create a Back-to-School Party!  That chair the little girl is sitting in is my favorite all-time chair, designed by Hans Wegner.  She’s got good taste!  To read more about how she created this party go to:



Modern Back-to-School Party Ideas:

Posted on Birds Party but originally from Leoni of Just Call Me Martha created this adorable Back-to-School Party will surely be a hit with the kids!  Love the simple yet fun ways to display the yummy food.  I might not be able to make a cake to look that good (I know I wouldn’t be able to!) but at least you can pick up some ideas – like framing the snacks with an inexpensive white frame and offering milk in glass jars with a colorful straw.  Now that I can do! To read more go to:

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  1. These look so fabulous! My little one hasn’t started school yet but he’s close in age to my best friends child and I will certainly remember these party ideas.

    • Hi Ashleigh

      That’s what I like to do is keep party ideas I like on the back burner ready to be used. We did that for my daughter’s 7th birthday and did a vintage-style Carnival theme with ideas I had seen years ago. Enjoy!

  2. Alvina Castro says:

    adorable! Im so in love with these cute pictures

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