Back To School Bash!

We’ve made it to August, and that means it’s Back To School time once again.  Parents across the country are busy buying everything on their student’s supply list, packing up lunches and preparing to send kids on to their next grade.  But let's don't forget to send them out with a little celebration on their First Day of School.

Last year, I planned a really sweet little Back To School Bash for my kids.  It was so nice to have a little bit of fun before the hustle and bustle of the school year started back up.

Modern Polka Dots mixed with chalkboard themed back to school party idea, love all the cute party decorations and desserts! #Backtosschoolparty #backto schooldesserts

I went with modern polka dots mixed with a chalkboard theme, and of course I had to include some apple shapes too. I created the background with some chalkboard paper, and added the “Welcome Back To School” cut outs on circles in a bunch of fun colors.  

No party is complete without a ton of yummy sweets!  So, for our Back To School Bash, I called my friend Marta from Sweet Carousel Cakes and asked her if she could make some goodies for me.

 I served a school themed cake, with a bunch of adorable details including crayons, letters and a sweet little apple.  We carried the polka dots and chalkboard theme on to the cake as well.

Back to School cake with two tiers, Polka dots, apples, school supply cake made with fondant and modeling chocolate in primary colors. Perfect for Back To School party!
Adorable and detailed two tiered cake for a back to school party, with apples, crayons and a fondant chalkboard & letters.

In addition to the cake, I added some fun Back to School cookies served on chalkboard placemats.  We also had a few cupcakes topped with edible school themed toppers!

Detailed frosted cookies perfect for a back to school party, cookies shaped like apples numbers letters and more
Beautifully decorated sugar cookies for a back to school party, cookies shaped like apples numbers letters and more
Vanilla cupcakes with back to school themed toppers made out of fondant

We served some water in this mason jar dispenser.  I used more of the chalkboard paper with a “Hello!” for a pop of color. 

Mason Jar themed beverage dispenser at a back to school party with a chalkboard tag and cute pencil decorations. Great for a back to school drink station #Backtoschoolparty

To finish up the table, I added polka dot treat bags with Apple bag toppers, I also included some cute letter bead toys that can spell different words.

Cute Back to School party themed treat bags, polka dotted bags with adorable apple bag toppers
Two tiered school themed cake, with spelling toys perfect for a back to school party! Love all the party decorations and desserts.
Cute beaded spelling toys as a favor at a back to school party also used as Back to school party decor.

Then I used a simple “ABC” banner along the front of the table, I made the banner with ribbon that looks like a ruler, perfect for Back To School!

Cute and Rustic ABC banner at a colorful back to school party. Love the detail of the measuring tape ribbon.
Bright and colorful dessert table at a back to school party. Love the chalkboard details, and the adorable apples. Lots of back to school desserts and decorations. #backtoschoolparty #backtoschoolpartyforkids

I hope you loved my Back To School Bash as much as we did, and maybe you’ll be inspired to throw your own party this year!  Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter, and get access to the Mint Event Design Subscriber’s Lounge!

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Back to School Bash, includes super cute desserts and party decoration to celebrate the First Day of School. Styled by Mint Event Design- Austin, Texas based party stylist