10 Must-Have Back To School Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

Back to School Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

It’s that time again! My daughter goes back to school two weeks from today. Third grade, here we come!

To get your kids ready and excited for back-to-school, we put together some great back to school party ideas to inspire you. We’ve included party foods, free printables, fun decorations, party favors and more. So let’s get into it…

1. School Supplies Cake

We absolutely love this idea. This “cake” is made out of school supplies and would make an awesome table centerpiece, then rip it open at the end and send your guests home with some brand new school supplies.

School supplies cake centerpiece for back-to-school | CatchMyParty.com

2. Apple Wreath

Apples and rulers decorate this budget friendly welcome wreath!

Back to school apple wreath | CatchMyParty.com

3. Free printables

This school-themed party printable set includes a party welcome sign, cupcake and drink wrappers, lunch notes, favor tags, and lots more!

Free Back to School Printables | CatchMyParty.com | CatchMyParty.com

4. Snack Box Party Favors

We’ve got the template to make these party favor snack boxes. Fill them with treats and send  your guests home with them.

Free printable back to school snack box | CatchMyParty.com

5. Licorice Pencils

Colored licorice and chocolate chips make fun, edible pencils!

Back To School Licorice Pencils | CatchMyParty.com

6. Lunch Notes

Back To School Lunch Notes | CatchMyParty.com

Print out some free lunch notes for your guests and your own kids. Then send your kids to school with these during their first week. It’s like a warm hug in the middle of their school day.

7. Apple Cake Pops

Apple Cake Pops | CatchMyParty.com

Your party guests will love these apple cake pops on striped paper straws! We have our own apple cake pop tutorial here.

Budget Back-To-School Party Ideas

Get inspired with this amazing, colorful, and budget-friendly back to school party ideas!

Budget Back To School Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

9. First Day Of School Printables (Preschool – High School)

You can print these out for your guests to hold up to show what school year they are entering! Then they can take them home their parents can use them on their actual first day!

First Day Of School Free Printable Signs for Back To School | CatchMyParty.com

10. Stoplight Pops

Easily change a Rice Krispie treat into a fun stoplight by adding three colored M&Ms!

Rice Krispie Stoplight Pops | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out these amazing back to school parties and these additional collections of free back to school printables. Wishing you a great year back to school, and may the transition be smooth.


1 comment

  • Larry C

    Larry C wrote:

    Another fun and unique party favor to consider is the TickleMe Plant Party Favor. In it your guest can grow a real house plant that closes its leaves and lowers its branches when Tickled! http://www.ticklemeplant.com