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Back-to-School Treats

Is your little one starting school for the very first time?!  If so, make the day special with a little party to celebrate this milestone event!

Every child needs a cute backpack to start the school year with!  They have their whole lives to wear plain, boring backpacks….now is the time to pull out the cute stuff! Layla Grayce offers the most darling collection of animal-inspired backpacks and then some this season.  Charming, colorful and the perfect size for your little one.

Backpack brands include our favorite Skip Hop, the popular knit Blabla (and you thought they just made dolls!), the always modern DwellStudio and many more!

The party planner in me however can’t help but suggest how you can make that first day of school special by baking cupcakes to celebrate the big day.  Take a cue from your child’s backpack to create a theme – whether it’s an owl, a bumble bee or a monkey.  No matter which you choose, you and your child will cherish the time together celebrating the first day of school!

Images: backpacks (, owl cupcake (, beehive cupcakes (via twosugarbabies via

About the author
Settled near Chicago, IL, Kelly founded The Party Dress in 2009 while in desperate search of a creative outlet. Her social stationery company, WH Hostess, soon followed. Whether it's for the perfect place card or a modern theme for your next party, Kelly is the go-to girl for party planning ideas.
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  • Kim – The TomKat Studio

    Great post! Adorable cupcakes to match the backpacks!! Too cute!

  • Amy @ Blowout Party!

    How adorable! That would make me supermom!

  • Dayanara-Sweet Me Off My Feet

    Love the cupcakes! Such a cute post! I can’t wait for my niece to start school, she would look adorable in those backpacks :)

  • Rebecca

    Perfect post for back to school!! Those cupcakes look too cute to eat (:

  • nikki

    love the asian inspired nursery!!!! I love the oopsy daisy canvas above the bed!!! So cute!!

  • Amity

    Oh no! We’ve already bought the school bags for this year! But who says that we cannot have two for the kids right???

  • Judith

    I’ve been looking for a backpack for my daughter. The bumblebee bag looks really cute, and I think it’s so her. I hope they have a ladybug version, too. But to be honest, my eyes were not really on the backpacks but on the cupcakes.


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