Are you looking for ways to make the first day of school special for your kiddos? Whether they’re heading off to kindergarten for the first time or the first day of their senior year in high school (*insert sobbing*), coming up with ways to celebrate that first day of school can be fun for everyone. From special breakfast ideas and first day of school signs to an all-out back to school party, we think you’ll find the perfect ideas for celebrating the exciting back to school season! Take a look…
First Day of School Breakfast Ideas
It’s always a guessing game to see how your kids will wake up on the first day of school. Some might be so excited you wake up to them creepily staring at you dressed and ready to go at 5 a.m. in the morning. Others might be a little nervous and need as much encouragement as possible to kick off their day. And of course for your older kids, you may need a marching band to wake them up and get them going after a summer sleeping schedule.
Whatever their excitement level is, a special First Day of School Breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.
Strawberry Gingerbread Pupcakes | Food Meanderings
Cupcakes for breakfast anyone?! These genius “pupcakes” are actually a cupcake and pancake hybrid, which means it’s actually a healthy breakfast for the kids to start school off on the right foot (but we won’t tell them if you won’t!).
Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes | Baking Beauty
What’s more fun than funfetti cupcakes? Funfetti pancakes with whipped cream and sprinkles! Anything funfetti is perfect for a celebration (btw, these would make great Birthday Morning treats too)!
Belgian Chocolate Waffles | Food Meanderings
Why have regular waffles when you can have chocolate waffles on a special day? Go crazy and add a little whipped cream and strawberries and you have happy kids ready for a big new day!
Fluffy French Toast Muffins | Baking Beauty
Make these beauties the night before for a tasty quick and low stress special first day of school breakfast idea with a delicious cinnamon brown sugar taste.
Back to School Celebration Snack Ideas
Don’t you love the idea of your child opening their backpack on the first day of school and finding a special snack? Or maybe you have a snack waiting for them after they get home from school. Here are a few ideas for Back to School Celebration Snacks…
White Chocolate Notebook S’mores | Finding Zest
Emilie says, “They are quick and easy to make yourself or with your children to help get them excited about the start of school.” All you need are graham crackers, marshmallow cream, white chocolate, and decorations to turn these into a notebook. Adorable and fun!
First Day of School Signs
I love hopping on Facebook the first day of school and seeing all of my friends’ kids with their first day of school signs. Some are made with a chalkboard, some are purchased and some are super quick, easy and economical like these…
Printable First Day of School Signs | Planes and Balloons
There are two versions available: the chalkboard looking one above with the black background and one with a white background with is a little friendlier when it comes to using up printer ink.
Back to School Printable Party Banners | Parties365
We also created these printable Notebook Paper Back to School Party Banners for you! They’re part of our Party Printables Library and come with the full alphabet and all the grade levels so you can customize and create exactly what you need! Use them for a Back to School Party or hanging as a backdrop for your First Day of School photoshoot!
Back to School Shirt
Back to School Shirt with Handprints | Where the Smiles Have Been
If you have a child about to enter Pre-K or Kindergarten, it’s the perfect time to start a keepsake shirt like this! The front of his shirt displays the year he will graduate and it’s nice and big so he has plenty of room to grow into it. Update the shirt and capture a picture each year until graduation!
Throw a Back to School Party
Are you wanting to go all out for back to school? Or maybe you’re the room mom and have been tasked with throwing a back to school party for your child’s class? This adorable party is full of inspiration for a special celebration…
Back to School Party on a Budget | Spaceships and Laser Beams
Believe it or not, this Back to School Party had a $50 budget and most of the decor was found at the Dollar Store! How adorable are the apple plates and the ruler table runner?
Colorful School Supply Themed Back to School Party | Spaceships and Laser Beams
How does a back to school party featuring school supplies sound? Not only does it sound incredibly fun for the kids, but just look at the beautiful color explosion on this dessert table! I love the pencil wrapped vases to hold the milk cake pops too!
Back to School Traditions
Last, but not least, be sure to check out our other post, 15 Ways to Celebrate Back to School in Style, for even more ideas on traditions to create with your family.
I hope these celebration ideas for the First Day of School will help make this day super special for you and your kids! Be sure to Pin this to your Party Planning board!