Back to School Party Ideas

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Back to school has officially started here in Arizona!  I have one girl who is super excited to start school and the other one well…..not so much.  I thought it’d be fun to host a little party to get them and their little friends excited about starting school again.

I like finding ways to keep my parties on a budget.  Most of the decorations and items are from the Dollar Tree.

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Let me break it down a little more so you can see the actual amount spent for this party!

Glass jars are from HomeGoods. Spent $14.99 for all 3 of them.  Apples on top were a garage sale find for $1.

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School gift boxes from Target in the clearance bin last year for $49 cents each.  Total $2.

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I bought 4 coloring books for $1 each.  Total $4

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Spent around $10 for school supplies and juice boxes

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This wall art is from Hobby Lobby in the clearance isle for $4

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These metal pencils are from Hobby Lobby as well for $4 each.  Total $16

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The paper wall art is from the Dollar Tree.  I spent $4 and I have tons left over.

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The kids enjoyed making these easy crafts!

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Other things purchased:

Red tablecloth $3 from Goodwill

I made the table runner so it was about $5

The chalkboard is from Hobby Lobby for $4.99 but use your 40% off coupon and it will cost $3

I didn’t get time to add printables,tags, etc…. I kept it simple and the kids loved it!

The grand total for this party was $66!  Sweet deal huh?!

Here’s a list of FREE Back to School printables if you need any:

Do you have any back to school parties you’d like to have featured?  Email me-

Did your kids start school yet?



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