‘Twas The Night Before School

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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.  

'Twas the Night Before the First Day of School

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Back to School Dinner Tradition

Life can get SO busy and making time for a fun family dinner can be difficult.  Here’s your chance! Take a break from filling backpacks full of supplies or setting out clothes for the first day and take a moment to reflect on the upcoming year as a family. With the help of our talented designer Crystal of A Well Feathered Nest {this girl has some serious skills!!}  we’ve created some amazing free printables to make your back-to-school dinner a success!

Back to School Decor

Make the room and the table feel a little more special with this cute printable banner and framed art.  I liked my banner so much that after dinner I added it to my front porch!  Once the table is set it’s time for a few more details…
Back To School Printable Poster

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 Dinner Menu

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 Interview

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.

Back To School Bookmark Printable Back To School Bookmark

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!

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'Twas the Night Before the First Day of School

Printables Designed by Crystal @ A Well Feathered Nest Exclusively for The Dating Divas


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  1. 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.

    1. 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

    1. 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