There is nothing like summer. I love the days of freedom without being tied to a schedule, no homework, no bedtime, just enjoying time spent together as a family and the kids getting a chance to be kids! Year end celebrations and end of the school year activities can get crazy at this time, but you know I love to throw a party, and so I put together something that is perfect both for Back to School Party ideas, school birthday party ideas, and end of the year school party ideas. If you are looking school party ideas end of year breakfast parties are the way to go! They are easy to put together and fun for everyone. These are perfect for end of the school year party ideas for kindergarten and beyond. Who doesn’t love a yummy breakfast spread?
I had SO much fun putting this party together. I went with classic red, white and black as a the color scheme, with a few pops of blue, yellow and green, all coming from classic school supplies like lined paper and pencils. I wrote “back to school” on the chalkboards, but
I made these super fun plates on Shutterfly in minutes using some patterns I came up with and hand drew in photoshop. It would be so cute to customize some plates with old school photos of each of your guests for a party like this too!
SCHOOL PARTY IDEAS : END OF YEAR BREAKFAST PARTY DECORATIONS
Flashcards were a fun, striking and modern looking visual element to build the party around and it was SO easy to make giant versions of the cards on black foam core with white numbers that I cut out of white construction paper. I just taped them on and wa-la! Giant flashcards! I was inspired by a fancy chandelier I had seen on instagram that was made of fabric, and thought it would be awesome if I could re-create the same look with wire hoops and flashcards. I used 18″, 14″ and a 10″ dream catcher hoops to create this chandelier. I simply taped flashcards together, wrapped them around each hoop and secured them to the hoop with more tape. Once all the hoops were covered in flashcards, I connected the biggest hoop to the middle hoop with twine, then the middle hoop to the smaller hoop with twine. It really only took about 30 minutes to make, and it was such a great party decoration! Maybe a tutorial is in order?
SCHOOL PARTY IDEAS : END OF YEAR BREAKFAST PARTY FOOD
The best part of a breakfast party is that food is EASY!! Of course I had to team up with my favorite baker Shana of Society Sweets to make some beautiful handmade pop tarts, (how cute are they with the frosting that looks like a sheet of lined paper?) yummy baked donuts, and some adorable chalkboard cookie favors. I simply added mini pancake stacks, fruit and an assortment of cereals. Each of the kids had a mini milk jug at their place setting to use for their cereal.
I used inexpensive wood rulers to create custom DIY placemats and a table runner. I think they looked super cute and were a fun addition to the table.
The kids loved having the cereal in big jars. It is an inexpensive way to display the cereal and it looks very fun and colorful. They had so much fun serving themselves with the big metal scoop. Some of them even made their own custom cereal mixes. It looked a little crazy to me, but kids like to eat crazy stuff! 😉
Love that Shana made the donuts look so cute with those fun red edible decorations.
I am completely in love with these gorgeous acrylic trays that I made over at Shutterfly. They are beautiful and I love that I can make different ones for each party and customize them to match my tabletop decor. They were the perfect place to display the pancakes, cookies and fruit.
The black and white color scheme for this party allowed all of the food and decorations to really pop.
Easy lollipop sticks with washi tape flags on them kept stacks of pancakes together and made the table look more festive. Those easy and inexpensive little touches make such a difference!
I love that the pencils and so many other parts of the decor are useful for the next school year!
I can’t get enough of that chandelier and those flashcards…sorry!! 😉
The chalkboard cookies tasted even better than they looked if you can believe that! These would be so cute for school birthday party ideas as favors! Or how about favors for year end celebrations?
Shutterfly has so many fun, completely customized products, I was able to create fun goodies to hand out to the kids that matched the school party theme. These heavy duty embroidered tote bags would make a great school bag, or a teacher gift. They are HUGE and heavy weight canvas, so they can hold a ton of stuff. I created custom notebooks for each of the kids using the same star pattern from one of the plates, and a custom water bottle for each child to take to school with their name on it. I also turned luggage tags into “this bag belongs to” tags for the kids to put on their backpacks. They can use a sharpie to write their name and mom’s contact info on it, so if they lose it hopefully someone can return it to them. I don’t know about you guys, but we have lost more than one backpack in our family and it is no fun! I also made Shutterfly custom sticker sheets with “this book belongs to” stickers for the kids to use on their books.
The kids love their goodies and I love that they are completely custom. It just makes the party that much more special. I hope that these fun ideas have convinced you that if you are looking for school party ideas, end of year breakfast parties are the way to go!
Here are a few other fun parties I have created in collaboration with Shutterfly if you are looking for other fun party ideas:
Do you have a favorite entertaining tip or a party to share? I’d love to know about it! Let me know about it in the comments.
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I hope you have a wonderful party!