Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Dinner

What to do on your millionth day over 100?

Have a party OUTSIDE!!

We have a first grader and 2 preschoolers this year and school begins in just 2 weeks.  I have to get my celebration in early, because I know their moms will do something fun and we have Jackson's birthday to celebrate, and that means do it when you can get an open spot on the calendar!!

{the reason the bullletin board is empty is because I had this gaping hole on the mantel and no great ideas of something to put there ~ and this morning I thought of this BB and thought I'd have the kids create something cute for it ~ good idea ~ didn't happen}

Class is in session.

The table is set with the red and green plastic ware.  I really love this color combo ~ and dug through a Christmas tub to find the napkin rings.  
{the table is clean ~ just old and kind of grubby, but I just soaped and hosed it off so I know it's clean:-) } 

There are presents for my back to schoolers.  I didn't take a picture of the contents, but there are several books, some fun school supplies, a journal for their upcoming school year and a fun toy ~ for FUN!

The kids' table had a fun snack/activity.

Elizabeth found her name, and a few other words.

The boys are hard at work.  I did see Ben spell his name, I think he had eaten it by this time:-)

Some yummy treats.  {some really bad light in my kitchen.  I want a new camera!!}

I pray these beautiful children will have a successful year, filled with friends, fun, and lots of learning.  

Joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday.


Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, thay are all just PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope they all have a wonderful, fun year! Your party looks fabulous! What a great idea. I wish I ahd some is not to be. XO, Pinky

All That Glitters said...

toooo cute!

Lori said...

How fun was that. It is so hot I am about to go insane. We need a break and none in sight. What a great memory you created. So cute. Love the letter snack and jelly belly soda!

jessica said...

We had so much fun! Love the last picture of the kids!!!

Debbie said...

This is terrific in every way. I love the little table and the mantel (even with the empty BB. It's kind of symbolic, if you think about it. You know... masterpieces yet to be created. )

The letter snacks are so cute,and I wish that they had had something like that when my kiddies were little. So funny that Ben gobbled up his name before you could take a picture. Good thing "Elizabeth" takes longer to nibble away.

You have precious grandchildren, Sue.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What adorable grandkids!
They are so cute and what a great grandma they have to put together this very special party for them. They will remember this forever. I have so many memories of my grandparents and all the things they did with me and for me.
Your favors, the sodas, the place settings, the menu, they are all so GREAT!
Love it all.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy these last days of summer with them.
You are all blessed.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Grandkids are all so sweet !! I love the back to school Tablescape for them.. Thanks so much for sharing.. I hope you have a great weekend coming up with your lovely family. Im your newest follower on your family Blog.
I also hope you can come join my Tablescapes..
XXOO Diane

TLEB said...

We had such a great time at the party - everything was so cute!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a great idea! I love all your special touches.