And, no, I'm not the only one in this house that's excited about it.
But what does a first day of school party look like? Well, allow me to show you!
I hit up pinterest for some inspiration (because where else would you go?) and the local dollar tree for some supplies (best store ever for cheap supplies), and went to town.
I happened to have the table cloths left over from some birthday parties I threw over the years and the frames from around the house. So I only needed a few items to make the whole thing pop, which is where Pinterest came in.
I found the print outs for the frames at Redfly Creations and Gemini Celebrations which looked like writings on a chalk board.
Very fitting to the theme (and absolutely adorable!). And, a perk, the Back to School sign from Redfly Creations came with some name tags that I was able to personalize for the boys!
Isn't that just the cutest?! I laminated it and have it tucked away for next year too!
And just to make things more fun, I decided to blow up and throw balloons all over my floor. Because, frankly, what is a party without balloons? I did, however, have to hide them in a garbage bag in the closet from the cats because I didn't feel like being up all night listening to popping balloons.
And those babies are still kicking around this house a week later.
But a party isn't a party until you add the kids and the food. So when it finally came time to wake the boys I made sure to have the delicious smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls flowing through the house.
Which is a big treat for them because I don't usually allow for a sugary breakfast.
The party was a hit, the food was yummy, and it completely set the positive and excited mood I wanted for the Tyler's first day of first grade.
And you all know I had to get pictures of my little boy on his first day before I dropped him off.
Look at that face!!!! And he picked out his own clothes this year too. Isn't that a far cry from the Rag-A-Muffin I had to deal with last year. Let's hope it stays this way all school year.
Goodness I love that boy.
I was very excited with how well the party turned out and how little effort I actually had to put into it. I will most definitely be doing this again next year. And at that time I'll have a preschooler on my hands too! (Where has the time gone?!)
What do you do with the kids in your life to make the first day of school fun?