It’s almost that time of year around here… back to school. We’ve got two weeks of summer vacation left. I spent my morning having my girls try on their old fall and winter clothes to find out what still fits, and what they need for back to school. Tomorrow we’re taking on the back to school shopping. And, we all have mixed emotions. Who doesn’t love sleeping in, beach days, crafting partners, lazy days, and no bed times. But, we love fall too, and new clothes, and brand new pencil crayons, and cooler days and even back to routine. And since we’re all about making life a party, we can’t let this big seasonal change go by without a little celebrating.
I was thinking the other day about cute school themed treats, and came up with these Back To School Marshmallow Pencil Snacks. If your littles are anything like mine, marshmallows and chocolate are sure to be a hit.
All you need to make these sweet treats are coloured mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and some long toothpicks, or even bamboo skewers that you could cut down a little.
These are super simple, and something your kids might like to help with, like mine did.
To make them, thread yellow mini marshmallows onto a toothpick, and add one pink one to the end to resemble the eraser on a pencil, and one chocolate chip (on the sharp end of the toothpick) to be the tip of the pencil.
These would be great for a back to school party, a treat on the first day, or a back to school family dinner. We have a back to school family dinner to hear all about their first day every year, see last year’s and the year before that here for some inspiration.
If there’s one thing I know about making everyday life a party, it’s that it’s just little things done with love that are a little bit special that turn everyday life into a party.
Sometimes making little people feel extra special feels like the hardest job in the world…and then other days all it takes is a bag of marshmallows and few chocolate chips.
With Back To School Marshmallow Pencil Snacks, life really is a party!