Back to School Breakfast -2011

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Today is the first day of school for kids here in Portland.  Except there isn’t anyone at my house starting school today.    My college kids started last week and my law school kid started two weeks ago.

So I borrowed some kids to celebrate the first day of school around here.  Monday morning Jim and I hosted a back to school breakfast for some of our neighbor kids.

I made a quick trip to the Dollar Store for some decoration items and then combined them with things I had around the house.

I made pennant banners for each of the kids with the name of their school and ribbons in their school colors.

To decorate I used pencils, crayons, pencil erasers and a red binder – all from the dollar store.

The cute little apples that I used as place cards were form the Dollar Store too – love that place!!
The menu was blueberry muffins, bacon, a yummy quiche brought by my neighbor and a waffle bar with all the trimmings.

We used our family’s favorite waffle recipe – overnight waffles!    And of course there was cinnamon syrup to go on top along with maple syrup.

There was also peanut butter, bananas, nutella, raspberry jam, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries and raspberries and of course – whip cream!

I look for any excuse to use my collection of cute little milk bottles so we served the juice and sparkling cider in them.

I also love using my chalkboards for decoration with a saying appropriate to the occassion.

The best part is just watching what combination the kids come up with!

I love the visiting with my neighbors part too.

And then what would a back to school breakfast be without some back to school photos!

I even hung up our 18 year old back to school banner.  As you can see it is a little worse for wear and I think it needs to be retired but we had to have one more photo in front of it!

And you know when you have boys and whip cream – this is what you get!

When Declan’s mom asked him what he was doing, I loved his response!  “Jim said I could!”

Happy First Day of School!!

PS – One thing I am not going to miss?  Making lunches every day!!!


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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    • says

      How about you move to my neighborhood!? For the pencil vase I just bought a bunch of pencils at the dollar store and then hot glued them to a clear glass flower vase I had. I used my alphabet stamps and stamped the letters on a piece of ribbon to tie around it. Simple!

  1. says

    Look like so much fun! I’m sure kids and parents were all appreciative of this! We sent our first-grader off today and neither one of us cried (though I admit, she was in no danger of tears – it was all me).

  2. kelly says

    you really aren’t going to have an empty nest are you? it takes a while to get used to but we love our downtime! your neighbors must love you here in hawaii you would be everyone’s “aunty”!

  3. says

    I just saw this on Pinterest & had to say hi! The school names made me realize we’re pretty close as far as bloggers go! My kids go to ACMA & Sexton. I ❤️Your blog & thought I should say hi! I also work with Kim from Today’s Creative, small world! I love this post!!!

    • says

      Hi Julie!! How fun that we are so close. Love that Kim – all of us should get together for lunch some day. Maybe when Kim gets back from Blogher Food and she can share with us what she learned!


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