One of our annual things we do to get to know my sons classmates, their families and the teachers is we throw a back to school party at the beginning of the school year. It's so great for me to see who his friends are and to visit with the families and teachers outside of the school setting!
Jello with Gummy fish
Marshmallows sticks dipped in white chocolate and colored sprinkles. Covered styrofoam in blue paper
dessert table. filled up a glass vase with chips and put a quote inside it
Hat cake - 5 layers of chocolate cake covered with buttercream frosting. I think fondant would of been much easier than normal frosting.
Made paper fans circles with polka dot paper and turqoise tissue paper. I also used red paper lanterns
We played One fish, 2 fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (a version of duck duck goose). Also, Thing 1 and Thing 2 Freeze tag. I made hair from tissue paper and headbands. Also, made a small trash can look like Cats hat and then they took turns trying to throw the balls in.
tah dah! I didn't get a close up picture of the red buttercream frosting cupcakes but they were really cute. We were going for the blue icing look (picture via www.goodlifeeats.com) but my friend ran out of blue food coloring (the kids didn't care).
My boys helping me paint Thing 1 and Thing 2 Insert face board. I just drew it on butcher paper, painted it and then cut out the face.