Whether you head back after Labor Day or you’re already
hitting the halls, we bet you’re dyin’ for some quality time with your best
school sweeties. Forget your first-day worries (
Invite your crew
The size of this soiree is totally up to you. You can invite
just your besties, your small social circle or you’re whole lunch table. Cute
invitations, like an apple cut out of cardstock, are a must. Write “Take a bite
out of back-to-school!” on one side and the details of your party on the other,
then hand deliver or mail, depending on how far in advance you will be holding
Lunch box bites
Serve up a homemade spread for your sweeties. You can pack a
bag lunch for each of your babes, or stick to a buffet so everyone can help
themselves. For your main course, choose your favorite cafeteria lunch dish.
We’re thinking PB&J finger sandwiches, tuna or chicken salad sammies,
miniature slider burgers or tacos. For sides, go healthy with raw carrots and
celery along with hummus and fresh fruit. Yum!
Get in the back-to-school spirit with a playlist packed with
school-themed songs. Some of your favorites: “ABC” by the Jackson 5, “Fifteen”
by Taylor Swift, “Be True to Your School” by the Beach Boys, “Who Says” by
Selena Gomez and “To Sir With Love” by Lulu.
Check out your BTS shopping list and see what sort of
supplies you can DIY. Folders, notebooks, binders and pens are easy to
decorate. Ask each of your guests to bring a pile—enough for each guest to snag
one or two—of one type of school supply. You, as the hostess, can put together
an array of decorations, from old magazines to glitter pens and markers. Be
sure to have lots of glue and scissors on hand! Click here for crafty ideas
to personalize your school supplies.
Deck your bags
Have each chica tote along her backpack or book bag of
choice for a little DIY decorating. We love customizing our school bags with
iron-on patches, sew-on decals and whimsical buttons. To create your own, snag
a kit, like Chronicle Books’ The Button Factory, along with some cute fabric.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN back to school, have the best school year ever, DIY school supplies, party ideas, sleepover, relax, boredom buster