Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to School Brinner

As I mentioned yesterday, our school mornings are pretty early (we leave by 7 am) and so the prospect of a fun, special breakfast on the first day of school was out of the question.  Instead, I opted to put together a little "Back to School Brinner" (breakfast for dinner) on the night before the first day :)



I wasn't planning on decorations or anything like that until I was at the grocery store and saw the folders on sale for 15 cents.

I laid them open on the table, wrote everyones names in the corner and called it a day.  



The folder was even a cute little pocket to hold our napkins and silverware.


I kept the menu simple and easy.  I made Shay's sausage balls, set out some fruit and yogurt and picked up some cinnamon rolls from the grocery store.



EASY and Luke dubbed it "the fanciest dinner we've ever eaten" ;) hahaha










We prayed for Luke and Mason, their teachers, classmates and the school.  We talked about what they were excited and nervous about and what they hope to learn this year.


Luke told Mason ALL about what happens in Kindergarten and Mason ate up all of the advice ;)


It was such a sweet way to usher in the school year without the pressure of having to do it the morning of.


If I had been on my "a-game" I would have made this printable, framed it and set it out on the table... I wasn't prepared, but you could be ;) hahaha  

You can right click on either of the images below (the breakfast one is for all of you who have time to actually do a first day breakfast), save it and then print it yourself or upload it to a photo printing service (like Walgreens or Sams) and have it printed. 


Enjoy, friends!!! And I'd love for you to send me a picture of your sign in action if you end up using it :)    Happy Wednesday!!!

30 comments:

  1. Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a clever idea to use folders as place mats/utensil and napkins holders!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those fancy meals are my kids favorites too. It looks great and I love how you used folders as place mats.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this! The folders as placemats is genius!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this tradition! I also love how you went back to school and the Lord immediately changed the weather from 105 to 75 ;).

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super cute! I love the idea of having "brinner" because it alleviates the pressure of decorating and making something huge the morning of when there's already a new schedule, pictures to be taken, lunches made, etc. BRILLIANT!!!
    Is there a way to print the printable without the year? I'd love to have it for next year since we've already started this year.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Can you give a tutorial on how you write on your chalk boards? They are always so cute and look professional!

    ReplyDelete
  8. So cute, friend!! Love those folder placemats!! Xo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great idea with the brinner! I always set up for breakfast before school, but this would be so much easier!

    ReplyDelete
  10. love this idea!! especially the folders as place mats!! Will definitely be trying this :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is such a fun idea!!!! You are so creative. I mean c'mon!? Folders for placemats?! You win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. So creative. Where did you get your dinner plates?

    ReplyDelete
  13. So Creative! Where did you get your dinner plates?

    ReplyDelete
  14. So fun! you are seriously one of the most creative, out of the box thinkers. the folders are perfect! Hope you guys are having a super first week!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love this idea!! So clever with the file folder as placements and who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?!?

    ReplyDelete
  16. So fun! I might do a "brinner' before my oldest's first day next week, thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  17. So amazing! We have brinner regularly around here and with a hubby that works out of town during the week, this is the perfect way to make sure he's included in the celebrating!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cute! Your traditions are adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Seriously? You kill all of this cute stuff. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dang! Wish I had done this. There's always next year :) Also learned of a cute tradition that a friend does. She and her kids have a "Tea and Cookies" debriefing when they get home from the first day. They are high schoolers and still going along with it. Goals!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Do you guys still have/use your kid table? That was just the cutest. Super fun back to school idea!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What an adorable idea! Those folders just make the dinner. So cute! And inexpensive!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I feel like I am going to be referencing your blog a LOT when we have kids! You have so many cute ideas! Hope your first week back has been great!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such a random question and I know you have only had your table for a month or so but how do you keep the cracks and crevices clean? I have a farmhouse table (10 years old) and the cracks have crumbs and everything in there even though I wipe it down after every meal. Thanks! And what a cute "brinner"!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Absolutely adorable! I love the idea of the folders as place mats. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Uhm, can I just have your brain when it comes to all these clever and fun ideas for your kids?! Like the folders?! NEVER would have thought of that. I need your mom brain!!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love this idea and I love Luke's comment. Your kids are going to have a lifetime of special family moments to look back on.

    ReplyDelete
  28. our youth group provides meals for the {75-100} kids every wednesday. my team {me + a friend} provide the meal once a month. for the summer we did brinner. the kids LOVED IT. we did breakfast casserole, muffins from costco, gogurt, applesauce, string cheese and cereal. last night i found out the youth pastor hates brinner because his mom served brinner a lot growing up. but thankfully it was a huge hit with everyone else!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the printables! I've saved them for next year!:)

    ReplyDelete