Back to school season may feel like a bit of a bummer to kids. After all, they have just enjoyed a few months of fun and sun. So how can you lessen the burn of the back to school season? A totally epic back to school bash is the perfect solution. Throwing a back to school bash with kids can help get them excited about a new school year and bring the summer to a fantastic end. Take a look below at how to throw a back to school bash with your family so you can kick the new school year off right!
How To Throw An Epic Back To School Bash
This post contains affiliate links.
1. Bring the kids in on the planning.
Get the kids around the table and ask them their opinions on this back to school bash. What would they like to do, eat, and enjoy? How do they picture it? Search for some fun ideas via Pinterest and create a to-do list together. Assign jobs to each child to take too much stress off of yourself. Get them involved in the planning and execution of the back to school bash so it is a family event that everyone has a hand in.
2. Serve creative school themed snacks.
Make things simple on yourself by creating a buffet of snacks for everyone to enjoy. You can give snacks some fun school themed names, such as Gym Glass Juice, Principal Pretzels, and Recess Snack Mix. You can even use a primary color party theme, and incorporate plenty of yellow, blue, and red snacks into the mix. Finger foods will work best and are easy for grab and go. I always grab my tablecloths, cups, napkins, and such on the Dollar Tree website. So much cheaper, and just as nice.
3. Create functional back to school crafts.
Create some functional back to school crafts together like simple pencil holders or pencil pouches. We made these fun Minions Movie Duct Tape Pencil Pouches last year that are so cheap and easy! You can upcycle old jars and cans into pencil holders or use scrap fabric and fabric glue to make simple pencil pouches. Create crafts using items you have on hand and ones that can be used in your homework station. We even used popsicle sticks for easy Minions bookmarks!
4. Create a vision board that reflects goals for the year.
Give each child a poster board that they can turn into a vision board. On this board, they can write down their goals for the year, inspirational quotes, and post a picture of themselves at the start of the year. This is a great way to build excitement and anticipation for the new school year. Post the vision boards in a common place or privately in their bedrooms for reference throughout the school year.
5. Enjoy some final summer activities.
A back to school bash is the perfect time to enjoy those fun summer activities one last time. Get out the bubbles, sidewalk chalk, bikes, kiddie pools, face paint, H2OGo Slide, water balloons, and other family fun activities. Enjoy the activities as a family and make the most of these last days of summer. Before you know it, school will be back in session!
Are you ready to start kicking the school year off right? Give these tips for how to throw a back to school bash a try and send the kids off to school with enthusiasm!
More Back To School Tips:
- Tips For Adjusting To Back To School Schedules
- Life-Changing Homeschool Organization Ideas
- How To Create A Bedtime Routine For School Age Kids
- Tips For Getting Into A Successful Homeschool Routine