Make invitations in the shape of a school bus or crayon using cardstock or print party details onto a designed invitation. We like these mod apple postcards designed by Antionette Palmieri and found on etsy.com.
* Don’t Miss the Bus Race – Have the children pack a lunch, grab homework, collect milk-money from mom, put it all in their backpack and hop on the bus
* Volcano science experiment – Things have changed since Peter Brady got hot lava all over the Brady den. Now you can pick up a pre-made kit that erupts more gently… and the kids still love seeing it in action.
* What I Did on My Summer Vacation Charades – Give each guest a turn to act out their favorite summer memory.
* Scavenger Hunt for school supplies.
* Show & Tell – Invite guests to bring something to share with ‘classmates’.
* Create handprints using tempura paint and colored construction paper.
* Play Red Rover, Freeze tag or Kickball.
* Gift certificate to a local office supply store.
* An artist sketch pad and pastels
* Personalized stickers or labels for school gear.
With these fun Back-to-School party ideas, you’re sure to relieve any worries and give enthusiastic students an outlet for releasing all that energy!