Celebrate the start of a new school year by throwing your kids a back-to-school party, complete with everything they’ll need to make their first day the best one yet! From school-themed decor and handy DIYs to delicious treats, we’ll show you how you can host this get-together without the stress and mess. Watch the video below to learn how, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Welch’s® Fruit Snacks

Start by finding matching decor that not only pulls the theme together but also helps you frame the party space. From a classic school chalkboard with a fun and festive message to a retro globe and decorative pencils with school composition books, these kid-friendly elements will help transform your space into the party you’ve planned, all while helping you avoid breaking the bank on elaborate decorations.

Speaking of saving money, you can also incorporate creative and affordable DIYs using inexpensive materials you can find at your nearest craft store. For the kid’s dining table, create a DIY school ruler table runner that serves as a really interesting, eye-popping centerpiece that the kids will love. Complement it with DIY school-themed name cards that can be made in minutes and double as a wonderful party favor that a child can take home for their room – or for their desk on their first day of school! You can also create a fun DIY apple plate. This how-to takes less than 5 minutes and only uses 4 materials.

Next, plan fun party activities for your little guests. Create a simple photo balloon backdrop where your kids can take photos with their friends. Set-up a craft activity station in the space where the children can make their own party favors, like a Snack-to-School Survival Kit. Let them fill it with everything they’ll need for the first day back, from water bottles to pencils, notepads and erasers to delicious Welch’s Fruit Snacks. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are made with real fruit and bursting with delicious taste – the perfect snacks for back to school!

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