Thursday, August 13, 2020

Back to School Dinner and Tablescape

 Are you looking for a Back to School Dinner and Tablescape?  Well, I've got you!  Read on for some great ideas!


Back 2 School Dinner



I have felt like time has been  d r a g g i n g  since Spring when we've all started staying at home.  Until last week ... when I realized that school starts this week (tomorrow, in fact).  School starting doesn't look like it usually does, since our family has one kid on a mission, one kid going to college and the other kid doing on-line learning.  But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate this exciting time of year with our traditional Back to School Dinner. 

Ideas for a Back to School Dinner


We've been having Back to School Dinners for several years now.  I almost think our school year wouldn't start correctly without it.  


Back to School Dinner Table Setting


Supplies Used for Back to School Table Decor

Most of these items are things that I keep from year to year.  I also usually browse the Target Dollar Spot to get a few school related decor items.  

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Back to School Dinner Table Setting



I started by laying red striped wrapping paper down the center of my kitchen table.  I love using wrapping paper as a table runner because it's SO cheap and it's disposable. It also comes in all sorts of colors and textures.


Back to School Dinner Table Centerpiece



My daughter has always been fascinated by science, so of course she had a beginners microscope when she was younger.  I kept it when she lost interest in it.  I placed it into a footed wooden bowl, with fresh apples all around it.


Table Decor for Back to School Dinner



I filled glass vases with wooden blocks.  I placed flash cards on pics and made flags with the schools my kids will attend.  Similar in this post.  The vases are on top of stacks of vintage books.  I also placed #2 pencils and rulers in mason jars.  



Back to School Dinner


To anchor each place setting, I used a wicker charger.  Then I layered a white plate and placed a vintage, glass apple shaped plate on top.  I love those apple plates that were given to me by my mother in law.  

Back to School Tablescape


Each place setting also included a fun About Me sheet, a pencil, a napkin attached with a colorful paper clip and a fork.


Back to School Table Decorations


I used glass water tumblers with a Hello My Name is:  ______ name plate, tied on with red striped ribbon.  

Back to School Dinner Table Decorations


I found 2 vintage apple candy dishes that worked perfectly to hold mini M & M's.  


Table Decor Back to School DInner


M & M's are always a favorite at our house!


Back to School Dinner theme



Back to School Table Scape



Back to School themed table decorations



For our Back to School Dinner we had a waffle bar with fruit, powdered sugar and buttermilk syrup, eggs and bacon.  It was the perfect thing and something everyone loves!  Our Back to School Dinner tradition has always been a fun way to get ready for the new school year!  


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6 comments:

  1. So cute! I have been seeing so many great themed back to school dinner/ breakfast layouts this year.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love Back to School time!

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  2. Very cute!! Love all the school house decor!
    Jenna

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  3. What a cute idea! I never thought of a doing a back-to school dinner, and I love your school inspired tablescape. Very fun!!

    Thanks for sharing this post with us on the Embracing Home and Family Link-up party! Please join us again this Friday :)

    -Cherelle

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  4. fabulous ideas, but the wrapping paper table runner is BRILLIANT! I'd love for you to share over at our Creative Crafts Linky Party
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-3-join-in-the-fun/
    Have a great week!
    Creatively, Beth

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