Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to school eve.

Tomorrow begins another school year.
Tonight we celebrate.
It is a beautiful tradition inspired by Bringing up Burns and something that the girls have been anxiously awaiting.  They got to pick the menu and the night's activities.
On the docket:
Swimming
Mac & Cheese (from a box please, not your fancy kind, Mom.)
Cheesecake (not from the store, your fancy kind please, Mom.)
No-heat curls to look "super pretty" for the first day.
Watching Rio with kettlecorn.

Goodbye summer.
Hello Kindergarten and Second Grade.

20 comments:

  1. I love that you guys celebrate this occasion and I hope to do the same. I really love people that look for any and ever opportunity to make life fun. My kinda people;0. hehe Love that garland, tissue thingy! Did you make it?

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  2. I love this celebration! I'm definitely going to have to do this for my little guy even though he is just going into preschool.

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  3. Love it! I was inspired by your back to school celebration last year and did my own this year for my little who just started kindergarten. She loved it and it's going to be an annual tradition from now on. Here is my post about it: http://keepinginteutsch.blogspot.com/2011/08/week-in-our-life-sunday-one-with.html

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  4. i need to make this fancy cheesecake. my kids are haz mat mac n cheese lovers, too. hate the real stuff. must glow in the dark to be edible.

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  5. Toooo cute. You can tell the girls that miss jenny is doing the vintage no-heat curls tonight too :)

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  6. great idea for the party! i've been doing surprise decorating for the last 2 hrs this new school year's eve. 1st and 4th (grade) sounded like an intersection to me, so i made pretend street signs.

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  7. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i can't wait to do stuff like this! i love love love love love this. i wish i got to do stuff like this when i was a kid. this will mean so much to them as they get older and see all the love your poured into them

    xoxoxo
    ashley
    www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

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  8. We did a back to school party this year after being inspired by your party last year. Thanks for sharing. I love the tissue garland too!

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  9. Very cute idea. Say hi to the girls for me!

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  10. This is so cute to do. I'll have to remember this next year before my kids start school.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I think that is just the best idea ever! How fun of a mom are you by having the cutest streamer and making yummy dessert (and making my second favorite mac & cheese...yum!). This sounds like a great way to start the year.

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  12. Julie, you always inspire me! I have your blog on my bookmarks bar so that I can check it everyday!

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  13. That made me cry. Goofball. I love that tradition. I'm startin' it next year...when I'll have a kindergartner:(...& what good planners you have. Awesome.

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  14. Love!!! Back to School Eve is my new favorite tradition (thanks, Erin!) Ours is on Sunday night and I can't wait!

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  15. I love that cheese figures so prominently into your celebration! Now all you need is some bacon and Star Wars, and you are set for a big shin-dig!

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  16. this is fabulous! any reason to party it up!
    i'm adopting this idea when elijah starts school!
    maybe i'll need your fancy cheesecake recipe;)

    xo

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  17. Sounds like fun! Awesome tradition.

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  18. How'd you make that banner full of colors??????

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  19. Tomorrow we celebrate our 3rd Annual Back-To-School-Eve!! Thank-you for this inspiration!! Our kiddos love it! And like the year you wrote this post, we are celebrating Kindergarten and Second Grade tomorrow :)

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