Two more weeks ladies, two more weeks! That is when all three kids will officially be back in school! This Staples commercial pretty much sums up how I feel about having my freedom back after months of kids constantly bugging me all. day. long. I am kidding (not kidding) of course but I really am happy to get back to the regular schedule. Except for homework. I am not looking forward to homework.
To help get the kids back into the swing of things I like to throw a back to school party. You can see the one I did last year here. I collect vintage school themed items throughout the year and mix them with some fun kitschy things I find during my back to school shopping.
The Gumby/Pokey lunchbox you can see on the top shelf was my husband’s actual lunchbox from when he was a kid. How cute is that?
I especially like the different colored composition books even though they aren’t vintage. They are so bright and festive!
I don’t get to flea markets very often because Ella is kind of a pain and wants to touch all the things when we go together, but on the occasions I do get to go, I make sure to keep my eyes peeled for vintage office supplies, old lunch pails, and other fun school themed accessories.
As for the actual party decorations, I decided to be more colorful this year.
I found the gingham napkins at Target and the place cards are just labels I purchased from Staples. The plates are from Ikea.
To make the place mat- runners I used a scroll of black chalkboard paper which I cut into two sections. Then I added brightly colored over sized paperclips that I found at Target. The large crayon was found in the dollar bin at Target as well.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into our Chez Glamorous family tradition of celebrating back to school time. Do you have a party to commemorate your kids going back to school?