I love that it has become a "thing" to celebrate going back-to-school! I love seeing all of the adorable photos of kids with their "1st Day" signs and adorable outfits!! Technically since Stella is in daycare year round, she doesn't have a true back-to-school date, but since I'm a teacher and I do, we're pretending she does too!! We can't miss out on the fun right? Any excuse for a special outfit and treat, I'm in!
This year I bought Stella's back-to-school dress off of Amazon! Crazy I know! I was eyeing on from Smocked Auctions, but missed the pre-order! I just happened to Google back to school outfits and came across the same dress, but in red on Amazon for only $28!! It is a soft knit that is perfect for running around on the playground!
I'm skipping out on the "1st day" sign as 1) she won't hold it and 2) she's been in Toddler 1 for 9 months now. I did want to do something special for her though, so I put together a little gift for her; a back to school book and a couple of adorable personalized cookies from Sutton's Sweets for her lunch! I just wanted her to have something cute to get her excited about mommy AND Stella going to school!
Finally, I wanted to do something cute for Stella's teachers as well, so I asked Emily from Sutton's Sweets for a cute cookie gift and she did an amazing job of creating an adorable set of cookies for each of her teachers! Each box includes a crayon, pencil, name plate with their name, and an apple! All wrapped up in a sweet box! I'm sure they'll love the "sweet" start to the new school year!
I'm writing this in anticipation of the first day, so here's hoping that it all goes over well! I'm always terrified of the first day because there are so many things that can go wrong! Fingers crossed for a great first day for all teachers and students going back today!!