We hosted a little back-to-school backyard bash this afternoon for a hand full of John’s first grade buddies…think ice cream sundaes, slip ‘n sliding and a gaggle of water gun wielding, sugared up six year olds! I didn’t do a single solitary thing to prep for this shindig until about noon – which makes me pretty darn proud of myself for not over-thinking or over-doing it for a change :-)
Honey pulled the baby’s old changing table out of the attic and we set it up as the dessert/drink station. I expect to get a lot of use out of the “first grade” bunting! The red buckets came from the PCP’s room and the vintage milk bottles are the same Starbucks Frappucino bottles I keep using at every party shown on this blog.
I rigged up a little photo booth using left over fabric from the porch and cut the props out of clip art and taped them to dowel rods. I fully intended to get individual photos of all the boys but they were stripping down to their swimsuits pretty much the second they disembarked their cars so there really wasn’t a chance.
The boys had a rollicking good time slipping on the slip ‘n slide, flying on the zip line, dousing each other with water guns and making big bubbles – such a great way to bid farewell to summer!
And so went the last hurrah before school on Monday!! Needless to say, my littles were out like lights!
15 thoughts on “Back-to-School Backyard Bash”
What a cute party, great idea! I bet the kids had a ball!
What a great and memorable end to summer! Great pictures.
Hi Amanda! Darling as usual! I noticed your play set canopy in one of the pics…. Have you ever posted on that? It looks like you might have made that??!! Super cute, would love any deets :) thanks!
I was just about to sell our daughter's white changing table, but I love how you used yours as a little party buffet line. You have me thinking twice about keeping mine for future gatherings. :)
Such a fun party. We are having a small back to school party tomorrow.
What a cute party idea and I love how you just whipped it up so quickly! I was thinking of inviting some classmates over before school starts so maybe I will use some of your ideas! School doesn't start until Sept. 6th up here. Congrats on the etsy shop!
What a great way to start the school year for the children! Now they've got some great memories that will stay with them forever!
how fun.we are already a week into school here but this would be a great idea for next year.
Your blog is so lovely…do you have twitter or fb??
If you want some cute Swedish décor inspiration, check out my blog:)
Have a great week dear
LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
What kind of software do you use to create the invitations?
I use printing press professional.
Hi – I don't have facebook or twitter…the blog is about all I can keep up with :-)
This is so great! Looks like a blast!!!! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project this week starting tomorrow night. The challenge is Back to School. Come see the tutorials each day and link up! You just might win!
Each week is a new challenge!
Do you have an amazing printer? Not sure mine can keep up with all these projects and I am looking to purchase a new one!
No, I wouldn't call my printer fabulous. It's a canon pixma and is just okay. I have a lot of things printed at Kinkos or just print out letters on white paper and use scrapbook papers to back them :-)
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