Back to School Dinner
Make the night before the first day of school a special family tradition! Back to school already??!! Summer always goes by in a flash and before you know it the stores are full of markers, crayons, and pencils and it’s time to start another school year. Start this year off right with a family celebration! We’ve come up with an unforgettable back-to-school tradition that your family is sure to remember.
Back to School Dinner Tradition
Back to School Decor
Back to School Menu
Mom, are you ready for this?! This is no ordinary invitation. Each child gets to put in a request for a dinner item and a dessert item. It might be wise, depending on how many back-to-school kids are at your table, for you to pick one request from each child. The kids will love seeing their request making a statement on the dinner table. This might be the most interesting dinner you have all year!
Back to School Interview
Take a moment before the meal and have each child fill out this cute back to school interview. It’s amazing how much kids change in one year. Sometimes I wish I could stop time and keep them small for a little longer. Years from now, this little paper will be a family treasure.
Back to School Bookmark Note
Before dinner, take a minute to write a personal note to each child on this printable bookmark. Once your note is done, fold in half and glue together. Now your child has a little piece of encouragement and love with them every day. If you’d like, you could laminate the bookmark (I LOVE this laminator in case you’re looking for one), punch a hole in the top, and add a ribbon.
Taking a moment to really connect as a family before the rush and business of the first day of school is so important. Enjoy this time together and don’t forget your free printables!
I am so grateful for your printables. This pandemic is affecting mental health in my home and I wanted to make the first day back to school fun, even if it was online.
Thank you for your sweet comment! We are so thrilled that you were able to use this idea to make some fun memories! This year is bound to be different, so kudos to you for making it extra fun for your family! You’re such a wonderful parent!! Thanks for letting us be a small part of it! XOXO
Thank you SO much for your comment! We’re so glad you love them!! We hope your back-to-school celebrations go well this year! XOXO
I love traditions! Back to School eve is a darling idea!
These printables are STINKIN’ cute!! Love how this all turned out! XOXO