Thursday, September 15, 2011

{GWD Parties} Preparing for School Party with Free Printables!

A few weeks ago, I had a small party for my son and one of his best friends, Lauren. They were in school together this Summer for a short little session but both were heading off to different schools this Fall first their first real school experience.

The theme of the whole party was Reach And You Will Learn, Grow, Create and Inspire. It's so much fun to inspire your children to grow and learn and you can do that so easily by creating a wonderful environment for them to explore! 

(crayon cookies by JP Creatibles)

Dashell was SO excited to have Lauren over for a special party!! (And it doesn't hurt that her mom is one of my best friends, Rebekah from Blissful Nest, so I was pretty excited to get to spend a little time with her too!) He helped me get all the decorations ready. We made homemade play dough (recipe here on and a couple different fun wall decorations.
(directions and tips for these here on

He helped me decorate the cake and label all the items we were going to put out for the party.

On the day of the party I set up a table full of things for the kids to explore and experience and they had a blast!! (More decorating details here on 

They had so much fun, in fact, that we didn't want to keep all the good times to ourselves so below are tons of FREE PRINTABLES so that you can label personal items...

...make lunch box love notes (details here on your child set up playdates...

...and write a few notes in style!

Just click on the images below and download the files to your desktop. I hope these help you and your child have a little fun and inspire each other in fabulous ways to learn, grow and create!! And be sure to check out all of our party details here on!!

Learning Letter Labels

Name/ID Labels

Playdate Cards

Daddy and Me Lunch Box Love Notes

Mommy and Me Lunch Box Love Notes

Handprint Note Cards

Teacher Note Cards


  1. Oh my gosh they are so darn cute! I am so glad you linked to where it was posted or I would have missed it. Emailed you last night! Hope Dash's first week was great.

  2. What a great great party!!
    The freebies are adorable too - thank you for sharing!

  3. You are incredibly creative. I absolutely LOVE this party! I hope your son and his friend have a great year at school!

  4. Looks so fun.. I am going to use it as a dual birthday for my daughter and son.

  5. Amazing!! I absolutely loved it!! How did you do the "Chevron Stripe" Grow, inspire, create, learn?? I would love to use that as a bulletin board in my classroom!!


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