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10 Back to School Party Ideas

The first day back to school can be pretty intimidating. Saying good-bye to summer, getting used to a new routine, and dealing with new, unfamiliar teachers can be a scary prospect for kids and parents alike. One great way to ease the back-to-school stress in your household is to throw a party to celebrate the coming year. These 10 Back to School Party Ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to give the summer a proper send-off and get your family excited for the new school year.

10 Fun Back to School Party Ideas

Easy and Fun Back to School Party Ideas for the Kids

Book-Themed Back to School Party
If your child loves to read, this book themed party from Giggles Galore would be perfect for them! They used book themed decorations and even included a reading nook.

Book themed back to school party by Giggles Galore

Back to School Spa Party
Who doesn’t love a relaxing day at the spa?! Whether your children are young or a bit older, they’ll love a back-to-school party that involves being pampered, like this party from About A Mom. Put on face masks (just make sure they’re age appropriate), do mani-pedis, and don’t forget the snacks!

Back to School Spa Party from About a Mom

Back to School Photo Booth Props
Try having a photo booth at your back to school party, like this one from Capturing Joy. Make school-related props and let all of the kids take turns getting their picture taken with them.

back to school photo props from Capturing Joy

Back to School Breakfast
Instead of having a party the night before, try having it the MORNING before, like Your Home Based Mom did, so your kids can get a good night’s rest before their first day. Make sure to include plenty of fun breakfast options (like this make your own pancakes bar) so that everyone has a good time.

Back to School Breakfast from Your Home Based Mom

Back to School Black and White Dinner Party
This black and white dinner party from Tatortots & Jello is super cute way to get the kids pumped for school. It’s so clean and elegant, I would have everyone dress up in formal wear (or dress-up clothes that look like formal wear) to really set the mood.

black and white dinner party from Tatertots and Jello

Back to School Superhero Party
This party theme from Altamonte Family is perfect for your little superhero. It might even give you enough super-strength to get through the school year (results NOT guaranteed)!

back to school superhero party from Altamonte family

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Back to School Party
Another great idea for book lovers! Plan the theme of the party around your child’s favorite book. This adorable party featured on Spaceships And Laser Beams uses The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the theme.

the very hungry caterpillar party by Spaceships and Laser Beams

Back to School Froyo Party
Nothing says “celebration” quite like ice cream! Have a sundae bar, like this one from Thyme For Cocktails, at your back-to-school party so that everyone can customize their own treat. Leave out ice cream or FroYo, sprinkles, sauces, chocolate chips, and anything else you can think of.

back to school froyo party from Thyme for Cocktails

DIY Apple Balloons
These DIY Apple Balloons from Studio DIY are the perfect decoration for your back to school party. They’re super simple to make, and man, are they cute!

diy apple balloons from Studio DIY

School Supplies Back to School Party
If your kids are younger, this party from Dukes and Duchesses would be absolutely perfect. Decorate with school-related items (such as notebook paper and crayons) and include some fun school-themed games. By the end of the party, your kids won’t be able to wait to go to school!

traditional back to school party via Dukes and Duchesses

Going back to school should be an exciting time. Your children get to meet new friends, learn new things, and make new memories. These party ideas are so fun that you and your family will forget all of your worries about the coming year, so you can focus on all of the great things to come.

Back to School Party Ideas for Kids

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