Back To School Dinner

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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. 😉

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

I found some great back to school free printables at Dimmple Prints and Tatertots and Jello and used them to make a pretty place setting.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

Then I had the idea to shrink the printables by 50% and make the a stuffy version too.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

Perfect for our little stuffy friends.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

Then I thought it would be fun to make a mini version of dinner too.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

We had pizza, so I just used some bagel bites as a mini version for the stuffys.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

The girls even filled the stuffy’s glasses with water, and crushed ice for stuffy sized ice cubes.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

For dessert, since we had a bit of an apple theme happening, we made apple pie -regular size and mini too.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

The girls were so excited about it all. And the stuffys said it was the best dinner they’d had in ages. 😉

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

After dinner we took all the new mini school supplies down to the toy room and set up a little classroom.

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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!

Back to School Dinner -start a new tradition with your kids, a back to school dinner on the first day of school, the perfect way to celebrate with them and hear all about their first day.

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!

This post is linked up at Between Naps on the Porch , The Inspiration Gallery,  Link Party Palooza at Tatertots and Jello, and Suburbs Mama.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness….what a sweet idea! I’m going to use your “back to school” napkin wrap idea for my kids as we begin our homeschooling next week. Your girls are so blessed to have a crafty mamma. Thanks for another great post!

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. I love your mini version of the cucumber salad! Too cute!

  4. What a fun little dinner! SO creative! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/09/sunday-linky-24.html

  5. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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