How to Throw an Iconic Back to School Party

What better way to celebrate than with an iconic back to school party for both parents and kids alike?

August 21, 2018
By: Kristine Boyd

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It's officially back to school season! While some parents and kids may be dreading this time of year, many of us are excited to jump back into the school-year routine! And what better way to celebrate than with an iconic back to school party for both parents and kids alike!? Invite friends and family over to host an epic end of summer soiree!


Summer Memory Station: Have a bunch of small pieces of paper pre-cut out for the kids to use for this activity. Then the kids can write down what their favorite summer memory was. At the end of the night you can pull from the memory box and read off a few of the sweet summer moments!

DIY Backpack Charms: Just a few simple arts and crafts items are all you need for this craft. You can get different charms and yarn colors for every type of personality in the room. Then let the kids go to work and create their very own backpack charm!

Cupcake Decorating: No party is complete without a classic cupcake decorating station. This will keep the kids busy for hours after dinner while the parent socializes and catch up from the hectic summer. Be sure to purchase fun back-to-school themed candy decorations!

DIY Bookmarks: Every child going back to school needs a bookmark! Have fun watching the kids making their very own. All you need are a few simple paper cut-outs and some yarn to make an epic bookmark you wouldn't be able to find at the store!


Serve all of the classic back-to-school items for the kids with gourmet versions for the adults. Make traditional PB & J for the kids with a toasted PB & J for the adults. You can even make gourmet grilled cheeses, hot dogs, and turkey sandwiches. While the kids are sipping on their juice boxes, make apple juice mimosas or boozy juice pouches for the parents! The possibilities are endless when it comes to back-to-school food items!

Table Setting Ideas

Every good party needs a fun table set up. Whether you are going for the classic back to school theme or something a little more unique, take a peek at some of the fun d?cor options below!

Enjoy your back-to-school soiree! With just a few fun crafts, decorations, and some delicious food, you can throw an epic party that both the kids and parents will love! For more back-to-school tips, click here!

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