End of Summer Celebrations
Summer is coming to a close and the kids are heading back to school. This is the perfect time to celebrate the finish of another fantastic season in the sun! While you are at it, why not spread a little sunshine of your own? One wonderful way to welcome the Fall is to help less fortunate families start the school year with a fresh new beginning. Here are some ways to accomplish that goal while celebrating the beginning of the new season:
Back to School Backpack Bash
What a great way to teach your kids a great lesson before the school year even starts. Host a backpack-stuffing party for less fortunate members of your community. Purchase a few backpacks (depending on how many guests you are inviting) and ask your guests to donate back-to-school supplies to fill them with. You can offer refreshments and play music and let everyone know where the backpacks will be going (local shelters, churches, and schools for homeless students always appreciate these types of donations). Invite guests to write words of encouragement, personalized notes, or “words to live by” on individual note cards to be included in the backpacks.
Here is a sample invitation wording which you can handwrite on the selection of plain stationery of your choice:
|A Back to School Bash!|
Please join us on September 14th, as we help all students start off the school year on the right foot. As you do your back to school shopping, please grab a few extra items (pencils, erasers, notebooks, etc.) We will have refreshments and games as we stuff backpacks to be delivered to needy students within our community. Hope to see you!
End of Summer Splash
Whether you live in sunshine year-round or are gearing up for snow season already, you can still celebrate the end of summer. Gather on the beach for a cozy bonfire, or come together on the deck for one last summer sunset. Either way, an end-of-summer party will be the perfect place to reminisce or reconnect with loved ones over summertime memories and laughter.
Keep things simple. Whether you plan on cooking a full course feast, or will offer cocktails and snacks, here is a sample invitation wording that can be written on whatever plain stationery fits your fete:
|It came and went before we knew|
And now it’s time to say adieu
To lazy days lounging in the shade
And sand and popsicles and cold lemonade
But we still have some time to play in sun,
So come join us for one last bit of summer fun!
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