Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blast Back To School with FREE Printables!

Starting a new school year is always such an exciting time! I don't know if your child is like mine, but Dashell's been begging to go back to school all summer. And with his new school year just around the corner, it's definitely the perfect time to mark this milestone with a little celebration! 

I wanted this party to capture the pure excitement that Dashell has for returning to school so I decided that "Blast Back To School" was the perfect theme. Full of rocket ships and space fun to throw his imagination and inquisitive spirit into high gear! 

Since every great school day begins with a great breakfast, I thought that a cereal bar party would be fun... and so did the kids!!
(They bypassed the bowls and just went straight for the scoops!)

Keeping with the theme we had "Space Rocks", "Asteroids", "Saturn's Rings" and "Mini Planets" in abundance. 

I used cereal bowls to give the "Rocket Fuel" (orange juice boxes) a little lift...

Of course cereal is always better with a little milk, so I found these super cute bottles of milk (from Alta Dena) at my local grocery store and decorated them to look like rocket ships...

And no balanced breakfast is complete without some fruit. A few embellished Clementines made adorable "Suns on a stick" (I just love things on sticks!)...

The party didn't end there. As I'm sure you know, when you purchase a lot cereal you are left with a lot of boxes so why not turn them into jet packs! (The tutorial will be on my blog this week.)

Dashell couldn't have been more excited about getting his own jet pack (or about helping me make them!)

If you have followed me for a while you know, I just love to find fun activities for my parties. And what better activity for a space party than Stomp Rockets! 

TONS of fun and a great opportunity to talk about power of air pressure! 

And because every child should be able to Blast Back to School in style, I am giving away my full collection!! 

The set includes the following items:

- Large "Welcome Back - Let's Blast Into A New Year" Rocket Ship cut out
- Alphabet Banner
- 2" Party Circles (Countdown 5-1, "Blast Off", "Welcome Back", Rocket Graphic)
- Table Labels ("Space Rocks", "Asteroids", "Saturn's Rings", "Mini Planets", "Suns on a stick", "Destination Milky Way")
- Table Labels (blank)
- Photo Op Labels for Jet Packs ("Blasting into..." Pre-K through 6th)
- Juice Box Wraps ("Rocket Fuel" )
- Milk Bottle Wraps ("Creativity", "Knowledge", "Learning")
- Book Plates ("This Book Belongs To...")
- Notecards

Please click HERE to download your free Back To School Printables! (Go under "File" in the upper left hand corner. Activate the drop down menu and choose "Download".) And I hope that your little one has a BLAST at school this year!!

This give away HAS ENDED.