Yes, I realize it's only the beginning of summer, but I want to start planning a back to school party for my kids and the other kids in our family, plus a few friends. Four of them are starting kindergarten this year so it's kind of a special year for our family. We would have the party on the deck with the pool as the main entertainment, but I also want to have some other "school" themed games. I've thought of having things like erasers, paper clips, etc. in jars and letting them guess how many are inside, having a coloring contest, maybe making something for their teacher (need help here), etc. I am planning to make garlands from looped construction paper, use plastic megaphones in school colors as vases for daises on the tables, and scatter some crayons around the food dishes. Add a few balloons in school colors and be done with decor. I have several plastic trays that I could use for the kids plates, so it would be kind of like eating lunch in the cafeteria. I would also give them brown lunch bags filled with small school supplies like pencils, erasers, stickers, and the like as favors. I also want to have a candy buffet. I have a friend who will make a school bus shaped cake with a replica of each kid in the windows. I thought about making t-shirts for each kid using iron-ons that I print from the computer. Is this cheesy?
For food, I was planning on having mac and cheese lollipops, fruit and dip, veggies and dip, chips, and "kiddie kabobs" which have a pizza roll, hot dog slice, cheese cube, and a chicken nugget on them. For the adults, I would have BBQ sandwiches and potato salad shots. And of course, lemonade and other drinks.
What do ya'll think?