I love, love, love back to school for many reasons:
I love getting ourselves organized again, and being on a schedule. I LOVE the no routine of summer,but I also love being on a schedule.
September is like January to me, it's a fresh start. I like to get all my fall deep cleaning done, closets cleaned out, etc.
I do love knowing that my girls are using their brains for more than just playing Minecraft or on Instagram...
So here are some of our back to school traditions!
One thing I started when Rachel started first grade, was to have a spa night. The night before school I make our bathroom (I call it Spa La Zimm)a relaxing oasis and we do facials, pedicures, manicures and snack on little shaped sandwiches, fruit and kiddy cocktails. It's become a little less the older they get, but we still do manis and pedis and drink fancy drinks. Look at how little they are!
The first day of school I always made them pancakes in the shape of their initial.
I also liked to make their teachers a little gift, this year I had them make apple stamps on cardstock for note cards!
I love finding special treats for them to have when they come home.
Emma's first day we made this super cute bus cake.
Another year I made these apple cupcakes (these got featured on a blog I used to frequent!) I have also done a pencil brownie and whoopie pies too.
And if you know anything about me, you know that I decorate for every.single.holiday. I still do!
I love how my back to school decor turned out!
I also take each of the girls school shopping, just them and I. It's such a nice time to relax and enjoy each of them without having a sister there, haha! So there you have a little idea of how we celebrate back to school!