{life & lauren mckinsey} {think cute designs} let’s have a HELLO SCHOOL party

my boys started school this past monday, and we celebrated it in style last saturday night at my parent’s house!  with my nephew entering the second grade, Parker the seventh grade and Dylan high school we had lots to celebrate.  the table was full of fun and colorful printables from our HELLO SCHOOL collection.  one of the little touches that i loved the most were the little brown bags from Michaels that i folded down and filled with chips.  i am not sure how much the boys truly appreciated all the tags, drink wraps or grade signs, but the adults were all so very complimentary!  the silverware was even presented in little bags that looked like notebook paper.  it was all so cute!  in fact, i asked all the adults to write down their very own words of encouragement for a new school year on each of the grade signs.

after dinner i had BIG plans for outdoor games.  we quickly hurried to beat the rain, but decided that the games must go on rain or no rain.  one of my favorite outdoor game involves donuts and string.  really, how can you go wrong with a game involving donuts?  we tied a piece of rope between two trees and then hung the donuts at differing heights from the string.  with hands behind your back your goal is to try and eat your donut the fastest.  we even got my dad to play this one!  the second game we played was balloon stomp where you tie blown up balloons to the participants legs and they try to stomp and break the other participant’s balloons all while keeping theirs intact.  this is a hilarious game!  i do suggest using a higher quality balloon so that it doesn’t pop on the grass BEFORE the game starts. my sweet little two year old niece was not at all pleased during this game but after it was all over it was all that she talked about.  she kept repeating STOMP THE BALLOON and doing the motions.  too funny! {i didn’t capture one picture of this game unfortunately!}

hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

hello school priintables from lauren mckinsey!

hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

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hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

hello school printables by lauren mckinsey!

such fun memories were made this night!  we truly had a blast!

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2 Responses to {life & lauren mckinsey} {think cute designs} let’s have a HELLO SCHOOL party

  1. Linda October 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Stunning! My favorite has to be the how the silverware was presented! Fabulous!

  2. Mallory September 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Cute!

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