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Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party

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For those who don't know, Junie B. is a feisty little first grader with her very own series of books. Her many, many, many mistakes help kids love reading and laugh while they do. (And she provides parents with lots of teachable moments!). Styled by the fabulous Jen from Double The Fun Parties, this party creates a school day in the life of Junie B. – a perfect birthday party or back to school theme for kids who love playing school!

Check out all the amazing party details as told by Jen. 

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com
  
Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com

Back to School | Junie B. Jones Inspired Party - via BirdsParty.com


Party Highlights:

Hand-drawn illustrations and party printables, created just for this party by Serendipity Soiree
Classic elementary school colors of bright red, yellow, and blue
Crafts and activities that follow a typical school day
I asked our guests to come dressed in mixed up clothes like Junie B.
Lunches provided in paper sacks (PB&J, applesauce, carrot sticks, juice boxes)

Party Desserts:

Chocolate cake with white icing and strawberry ice cream (Junie B’s favorite)
Junie-style fondant cake topper from Edible Details
Monogram cookies from CookieXchange, because Junie loves her B.
Book cake pops from Cake Pop Fusion
Peep cupcakes, inspired by Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket with fondant “peeps” by                     Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery
Red, yellow and blue gumballs from Polka Dot Market

Party Decorations:

Welcome/goodbye sign made from a chalkboard/dry erase easel
Chalkboard-style dessert table backdrop
Locker-style drawers used to display cake pops
Junie B.’s favorite stuffed elephant (Phillip Johnny Bob) and her doll (Raggedy Ruth) are seated on homemade cupcake stands
Giant-size pencil
Lunch box and Junie B. Jones books used to elevate apothecary jars on the dessert table
Junie B. books suspended from the chandelier
Black tablecloths to create a chalkboard feel
Red chair covers with white polka dots – a Double the Fun Parties exclusive
Chalkboard “picture day” backdrop with handmade bunting
Paper chains to decorate the recess table
Chalkboard signs hand-lettered by my daughters

Table Settings:

Nameplates for each guest (including their middle initial) 
Pencil cases used to hold plastic ware and napkins
First grade journals at each place
Cafeteria-style trays
Centerpiece using a doll’s school desk

Party Activities:

Each craft or activity related to a school day
Art: Decorate your own party hat                                              
Health: Guests read an eye chart and received hand-painted purple glasses, just like Junie B. in Junie B. Jones, First Grader (At Last!)
Reading: Quiz of Junie B. trivia
Specials: Picture day like in Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed. We were sure to take pictures when the girls “weren’t ready” – just like Junie B.
Recess: jump rope, home-made sidewalk chalk paint, hopscotch, four square, punch balls
Math: guess the number of gumballs
At the end of the party, we handed out report cards that I designed in library card pockets
Party favors were a Junie B. Jones book with a bookplate designed by Serendipity Soiree, packaged n brown paper lunch sacks, topped with a thank you tag and red-painted clothespin

Party Credits:

Party styling: Double the Fun Parties
Photography: Viridian Images Photography 
Printables illustration and design: Serendipity Soiree 
Fondant cake topper: Edible Details 
“Peeps” toppers: Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery 
Cake pops: Cake Pop Fusion
Cookies: CookieXchange
Gumballs, fringe and balloons: Polka Dot Market 
Picture day chalkboard: Tickled Peach Studio
Red and orange bow headbands: Little Boo Creations
Chair covers: Custom Creations - available in the Double the Fun Parties’ shop

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