Super Fun Back to School Party

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Summer is winding down with two of my three kids back in school.  Before they lined up backpacks, new clothes and lunchboxes, we were able to host a back to school party. 

Julia and Drew were SO excited to have friends come over for the party.  We don’t get to have friends over as much as they’d like.  This was the perfect excuse to have one last hurrah before school started.  They got their party clothes on and waited (not so) patiently for everyone to arrive.
Back to School Party from As soon as our friends showed up, they got busy coloring in their bags and lunch sacks.

Back to School Party www.thirtyhandmadedays.comThere were all different styles of color-ers.  Some took their time and colored in the lines nicely.  And others did not.

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The boys wanted to play basketball for a little bit while some of the girls stayed inside to color some more.  One cute little friend realized that the coloring sheet had a rhyme on it and started singing.  So cute, right?

No party would be complete without the details.  I didn’t want to take away from the adorable box of supplies that OshKosh B’gosh sent, but wanted to add a few little touches. I accessorized with a globe, a vintage crate and some old books.
Easy and fun back to school party to host for your kids to welcome in the new school year!

I planned a few party games but we didn’t get to all of them.  I’ll keep “crayon jenga” and “ABC BINGO” in my back pocket for next year.  The one thing we could not miss out on was “bobbing for donuts.”  Have you played before?  I haven’t laughed that hard in years.  I could’ve watched the kids bob for donuts for hours.

oshkosh14Drew even showed off his “I’d rather be playing ball” shirt while he was bobbing for donuts.   OshKosh B’gosh has your kids covered for Back to School styles. Dress them for success in OshKosh original tees for only $7 & $8 online and in-stores.

oshkosh15Evidence of a good time.
Here are the simple directions on how to bob for donuts:

Bobbing for Donuts www.thirtyhandmadedays.comFor a favor I found packs of Smarties Bubble Gum and created a printable and tied it on with some baker’s twine.

You're such a smartie printable favor from

oshkosh8This cute guy especially loved the Smarties.  And any candy that he could find.


I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a good time celebrating back to school thanks to OshKosh B’gosh.  This good looking group went back last week!


Smartie Printable

Download a “Smarties” printable: generic or for school
Set of four on each sheet.
For personal use only.


  1. says

    What a wonderful celebration and great way to usher in the start of school. I am loving these Osh Kosh posts! Thanks for the cute printables too!

  2. says

    Love your party game ideas! We used to bob for donuts at Halloween parties and it was always a hit! I had forgotten about it, thanks for jogging my memory!

    • says

      Thanks Jen! They did have a great time. It was nice to be the fun mom even if it was only for a few hours. And then I needed a nap….. :)

  3. says

    Everything looks pretty and organized (can school supplies be called pretty? lol!) Those lunch bags are simply adorable- what a cute idea! The party looks like those lucky kiddos had a ball! Pinned a few things to host a back-to-school par-tay next year! Thanks for sharing, Mique! xoxo

    • says

      Absolutely- being an OshKosh B’gosh fan is a must if you’re from Wisconsin. :) I miss my kids in denim overalls. Heck I wish I could wear overalls myself – they are so comfortable. Thanks LA! xo

    • says

      Bobbing for donuts was hilarious. We were laughing SO hard at the kids. (probably not very nice but it was so dang funny) We love OshKosh too! So thrilled I found some jeans for my thin but tall 7 yr old!

    • says

      You’re right, Texas is a little far…. Bobbing for donuts was the BEST. I was snorting because I was laughing so loud. Definitely check out OshKosh- my kids loooved what they got from them. Good quality, cute and stylish. Win/win/win. xo