Hi all,

I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend! In our household, the August bank holiday always marks the beginning of the back-to-school countdown (and sadly, the end of the British summer!) With this in mind, we're sharing 15 fun & fabulous ideas for back to school preparations & celebrations - everything from photo ideas, printables, lunch box inspiration, homework stations and more!

Back to school parties are a regular occurance in the US, but haven't quite caught on yet in Britain - it sounds like a fun plan though, and a great chance to catch up with friends after a long summer. We love these great cupcakes created with edible markers:

These simple back to school party decorations look fab:

Click here for this lovely cake topper printable as shown below:

For some great breakfast ideas which are quick, easy and healthy, click here:

Japanese style bento boxes provide brilliant packed lunches that your little ones can get excited about:

We just love this bedroom with its chalkboard wall -

Don't forget to capture that special first day milestone with a photo:

Creating a lovely and engaging homework space in your house can make a big difference to daily life:

Have a look at this article on 10 easy hairstyles for little girls - perfect for those manic Monday mornings!

Here's a brilliant tutorial showing you how to create a no-sew pencil roll for school bags:

And you won't believe how easy this polka dot pencil case is too:

Need a gym bag? Whip one up from your favourite fabric with this 10-minute DIY:

We love this rainbow crayon holder - it would make a great teacher gift, or addition to your aforementioned homework station!

Enjoy the last week of the summer holidays and here's to a great term ahead...

Jenny


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