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Back 2 School {Party}

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I can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again. . . . Back to School! First day jitters can affect everyone. . . children, parents, and even teachers. This year is especially bittersweet for me because my little guy is starting preschool, eeep!

012 North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School 002 North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School IMG_9279 copyWe’ve all heard how important breakfast can be for us; it keeps our minds alert and ready for the day, so why not kill two birds with one stone and calm some jitters and feed those brains with a fun back to school breakfast party!

013 North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School 002a North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School IMG_9279I have seen these apple plates pop up on Pinterest here and there, and thought they were so cute! Too cute in fact to just eat off, so I created an apple backdrop, which cost me a total of $1 for the red paper plates. I raided my son’s art basket and used green construction paper to make a stem and leaf and simply hot glued it to the top of the plate. Then using painters tape I had on hand, I taped them to the wall.

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The “Back 2 School” chalk board garland I made again from construction paper, a piece of white chalk, and twine.

015 North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School 002b North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School IMG_9279For food, I tried to keep it fairly healthy. Egg and veggie “muffins,” fruit, whole grain cereal, and milk. I did add a little sweet treat in there with the cinnamon rolls. For a fun presentation, I laid the egg muffins on a bed of pencils, I served cereal in origami binder paper boxes, and topped the cinnamon rolls with a fun pencil and paper topper.

016 North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School 002c North Phoenix Moms Blog - Back to School IMG_9279The first day of school is a BIG day, so why not make it a little more special by sending kids off with a festive and healthy breakfast?

For more party inspiration and DIY tutorials, check me out over on Mindy Alyse Celebrations.

Party On,

Mindy

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