16 Back to School Solutions

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Summer coming to an end is bittersweet here. I like the routine that the school year brings, but I am not a fan of  the hustle and bustle.

One of my sweet readers, Jaci, asked me if I had any fun ideas for a back to school party. She wanted crafts and food and treat ideas.

Well, I found some awesome mommy solutions.

(Hi, Jaci.)



Love this egg carton school bus shared by DLTK’s Growing Together site.

It is the perfect project for little kids starting school.




Take scrapbook paper and make these custom wrapped pencils like Simply Charming did. 

Hello Mod Podge. Oh how i love thee.








The Happy Home Fairy shares 7 fun school bus activities. Adorable!










These apple cupcakes by The Jubilee Circus would be super fun for a back to school party.

(She uses chocolate doughnuts to give the cupcakes the big round top.)








This free printable for a back to school scavenger hunt by The Happy Home Fairy would be fun for sure.






Moneywise Moms shares this adorable string cheese pencil idea.

Easy, cute, and perfect for a back to school party.








Tip Junkie shares a back to school survival kit with candy play on words.












Duke’s and Duchesses shares 10 years of back to school cakes– so cute!








Parties by Hardie has the cutest chocolate covered pretzels that she turned into crayons.

Download the free printable here.

Lunch Box Fun

Alphamom has these awesome printable notes for the fruit you’ll pack in lunch boxes.

These could easily be used as a party favor idea for a back to school celebration.









Tip Junkie shares a 12 creative lunch box ideas over on her site.









Skip to my Lou shares creative lunch bag art.


Laurie over at Tip Junkie shares 12 ways to cut the clutter that back to school brings.









Tip Junkie shares 6 tips for organizing your locker.

Welcome Back Gift for Teachers

Jac o’ lyn Murphy has a fun coffee gift idea for your child’s teacher.












Bee in our Bonnet has this fun teacher first aid kit.

What teacher would not love to receive this?







Is there a solution I can help you find? Shoot me an email or leave a comment below.

I am sharing these tips and pointers on these resourceful sites: i heart naptime,  the girl creativeC.R.A.F.T. craftomatic,  crafts keep me sane,   skip to my loumaking the world cutersumos sweet stuff mad in crafts, tip junkie, tasty tuesdaytempt my tummy tuesdaycraft edition hope studios, todays creative blog, sew much adosomeday crafts,  we are that family,  blue cricket designs,  somewhat simple,  paisley passionshouse of hepworths fun to craftfingerprints on the fridge, tidy moma few of my favorite things and  it’s a hodge podge life.   Looking for a more copious list? Here are over 50 sites to search for and share projects  and tutorials.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing our back to school cake tradition!

  2. Thanks for linking to me! I love that egg crate bus–I’ll need to pull that out of the recycling so my two new kindergartners can make one 🙂

  3. Thanks for the links Crystal!! We had a great party and my friend brought the string cheese pencils – totally cute and worked in great with our theme 🙂

  4. Hi Crystal! These are So CUTE thanks for sharing! I love the truck cupcakes and the cute fruit and tags 🙂 I’m so glad I found you through Tatertots and Jello I saw your link up there!! I’m your newest follower!! Yay! Hope you can come visit me too: http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com


  5. Fantastic roundup – The cheese stick pencils are simply adorable! Thanks for sharing – Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. Great ideas! I love the school bus cupcakes….but at first glance I thought it was a cake using waffles as a bus. Though, that might be fun too. 😉

  7. Love all the Fun ideas…Especially the String Cheese and Custom Paper Pencils…Thank you for sharing all these GREAT finds…Stopping in from Tatertots and Jello…

  8. We usually have an ice cream party in our neighborhood, but some of these ideas sound pretty cool!

    1. Awesome, Claire,
      Have fun with it and glad you found my site useful.

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