One of those things was the start of school! Our school district has moved to a "balanced calendar," with an earlier start date and more breaks throughout the year. As a result, the first day this year was August 1st! Here are my little guys, all ready for Graham's first day of kindergarten.
|Dean is understandably a little confused by the situation.|
If I'd had any spare time at all, which I didn't, I wanted to have a little back-to-school celebration for Graham. Hopefully as he gets older, I can make a little tradition of this for him and his friends and neighbors. I thought these pictures from Dean's first birthday back in April, "The Dean's List," were appropriate for Back to School party planning. So, (re-) enjoy these, and hopefully I'll be back soon with some house updates!
|Apples for the teacher cake pops! In the background: "chex mark mix" (a stretch, I know), and "honor roll-ups."|
|Vintage typewriter, "smart cookies" (letter cookies from Trader Joe's), text books, a silver trophy cup, pennants.|
|A vintage school desk makes a great "photo booth" setting. Mini chalkboards let guests hold messages.|
|Pass out favors brown-bag style, with lunch bags personalized with name pennants.|
|Vintage cafeteria trays are fun for back-to-school snacks.|