Back To School Party – Satsuma Designs

Back To School Party

Oh what fun it is to celebrate back to school! I love the summertime with my little scholars, but the new season brings lots of excitement and a chance to start things fresh. 

For me, the new school year feels like a whole new year and that calls for a celebration! I designed my back to school party for the kids and a few friends and have featured a sweet dessert bar that's got just enough fruit to be considered balanced! But, who's counting? It's still summer, right?!

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The ABCs of Easy Party Design

If there's one thing I always start with when planning a party it's a list. Some wise sage said to always begin with the end in mind and for my Back To School Party the end is a pretty, primary colored party that gets the kids excited for the classroom.

For my visual decor, I created my favorite tissue paper tassel garland in primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Next, I added these foil ABC alphabet balloons that I sell at Satsuma Kids Shop. It's easy to hang all the wall decor with Command Hooks that come on and off the wall in a jiffy.

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Sweet Treats

Every party needs treats and I'm sharing my Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Cupcake recipe. I paired these with name cards I found at the dollar store and turned into cupcake wrappers letter with the kids' names.

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Click through to see how I hosted an easy and festive Back to School party for little scholars | Easy part planning | party planning tiips | SatsumaDesigns.com #partyplanning #backtoschool

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Cupcake Recipe

Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe

Makes 12 cupcakes. Enjoy with cold milk!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a one dozen cupcake pan with liners.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter, peanut butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and combine.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to stand bowl and combine. 
  • Add milk and combine.
  • When mixed, use an ice cream scoop to fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter.
  • Cook 17-20 minutes and remove from oven with a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a cupcake.
  • Let cool.

While cupcakes are cooling, make frosting via recipe below.

Strawberry Jelly Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 TBS strawberry jam (or jelly if your prefer the smooth texture)
  • 1/2 tsp strawberry extract (to taste)
  • Dash milk as needed for frosting consistency

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment combine butter and strawberry jam and extract.
  • Next, add sugar one cup at a time. 
  • Add milk as needed for consistency.

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More Treats

In keeping with my primary color palette, I layered strawberries, blueberries and fresh pineapple onto skewers topped with these little pennants. I filled a bowl with apples to tie into as well!

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Click through to see how I hosted an easy and festive Back to School party for little scholars | Easy part planning | party planning tiips | SatsumaDesigns.com #partyplanning #backtoschool

An Apple For My Teacher

I thought it would be special to greet new teachers with a note from the kids. I wanted to focus on goals for learning and created this little printable that your kids can fill out for their teachers.

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It's easy to print your note! Print the PDF file below on copy paper, cut to size and let your little scholar have fun sharing a word with her new teacher.

An Apple For My Teacher Note Printable (PDF File)

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Let's Be Social

Thanks so much for sharing your social media love! Follow me on PinterestTwitter and Instagram. Tag #satsumasmiles to share your creativity and I'll share back. 

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