Back To School Feast9:00 AM
Back to school time is always a little bit bitter sweet for me. Maybe a tiny bit more bitter this time around because this little dude is officially at school allllllllllllll day long as a big first grader.
And this sassy girl is gone three days a week for preschool!!
How the heck did this happen to me? My babies are growing up. Sometimes I want to punch time in the face... just sayin'.
Needless to say, my children were BEYOND excited for school to begin.
I started the tradition of a Back to School Feast last year, when Harrison began Kindergarten. This little party is a perfect way to jump start the school year.
The Back to School Feast includes...
Fancy dishes and table setting
A Theme (This year it was CHOOSE THE RIGHT aka CTR)
A delicious dinner. This year we had Grilled Pizza. YUM
We give our kiddos a "Wishing Star". These little stars are stained class and are BEAUTIFUL. The talented creator of these stars is a local artist. I tell my children to make a wish on their wishing star for the school year. By the end of their schooling they will have 12 colorful wishing stars that they can hang from their window and let the light shine through them. I can't even tell you how much I love this tradition.
I got this idea from the amazing Mommy Blogger Stephanie Nielson. You can find the Darling Wishing Stars HERE.
After they open their gifts, we measure them on our large ruler that hangs on the wall in the kitchen to see how they have grown in the year.
Last Year (Seen Below) our theme Was "Listen and Obey". We ate smoked turkey, and all the fixings. I was very ambitious on our first feast... ha.
Oh how my children have grown.
This tradition is one of my favorites. It can be simple or elaborate. I just want my children to take the theme to heart that we set for the school year. O want them to have the best school year that they can possibly have. I want them to know that they are loved and thought about while they are away at school.