I made the wreath with items from the craft store and a hot glue gun. It is a wreath I can leave up all month and will take out year after year.
Each table had a school bus centerpiece with mini chalkboard, a colorful bowl of M&M's & a school themed piece of scrapbook paper.
Food was served on divided Styrofoam trays that resemble cafeteria trays. To stay on budget, I purchased the trays 10 for $1 at Dollar Tree. An alternative would be colorful re-usable hard plastic trays, but the least expensive ones I found were $1.27 each.
Water bottles were covered in school themed scrapbook paper.
My husband wrote out the menu board for me.
Mini Club Sandwiches topped with decorative picks.
Mini bags of chips.
Pretzel crayons served in a pencil box. I found this idea at Gourmet Mom On The Go.
I fell in love with these hamburger cupcakes & sugar cookie fries from Bakerella & knew they would be perfect for the Back To School theme! I served the cookie fries with a side of strawberry "ketchup" (strawberry jam).
For the Bunco prize I assembled a gift bag of grown-up school supplies (forgot to take a picture). I filled a school themed gift bag from Dollar Tree with decorative plaid pencils, notepad & mini notebook from the dollar section of Michaels & made a kitchen chalkboard with a silver tray & silver easel from Dollar Tree & chalkboard spray paint from Home Depot (directions here).