I’m so excited to share our little family “Back To School” dinner with you. Weeks ago when I was out shopping I noticed a few miniature school supplies at a party store, and thought how much my girls would love them. My youngest loves playing school with her stuffed animals. I started collecting little mini paint sets, tape, crayons and markers over the last few weeks.
This gave me the idea to make our back to school dinner into a back to “stuffy” school with a few of the girls stuffed animal “students”. Once I got started, I couldn’t help myself, it just got cuter and cuter. 😉
Then I had the idea to shrink the printables by 50% and make the a stuffy version too.
I cut down a matching paper napkin to make the stuffy napkins, and used a little crab apple to match the big ones. The cutlery and plates are from IKEA and made for dolls. The little cups are actually plastic shot glasses, and I cut down the straws to match ours.
Perfect for our little stuffy friends.
Then I thought it would be fun to make a mini version of dinner too.
I made a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes. For the mini version, I bought baby cucumbers, and used cherry tomatoes. I love how it turned out, next to our regular sized salad.
We had pizza, so I just used some bagel bites as a mini version for the stuffys.
The girls even filled the stuffy’s glasses with water, and crushed ice for stuffy sized ice cubes.
For dessert, since we had a bit of an apple theme happening, we made apple pie -regular size and mini too.
I used store bought pastry to make it really easy and even made a large and mini little back to school pic with the printables.
The girls were so excited about it all. And the stuffys said it was the best dinner they’d had in ages. 😉
After dinner we took all the new mini school supplies down to the toy room and set up a little classroom.
Maddie was so excited to put up the abc’s (found at the dollar store), set up her desk and chalk board, and get her stuffys seated on the carpet for story time!
I always say life is what we make it, so we may as well make it a party! I hope my girls always remember this one. Hoping your first day of school was great too. With a back to “stuffy” school party, life really is a party!