I have seen other families host a back to school feast, and I've always said I was going to do the same. This year, Mason is going to pre-school two mornings a week so I jumped on in. Although this is more of a "to school" feast than a "back to school" feast since it's his first time, but oh well.
Because it was our first time, and I have a wild three-year-old, I kept it simple. We featured a crown homemade by mama with a little help from the boy, and food that was just slightly fancier than usual (and I was pretty sure he would eat).
Green beans with almonds
Tomatoes with fresh mozzarella
We also recited our 2014-2015 family theme, which for this year is "Always Be Kind." There were several I could have chosen that would be appropriate, but due to a few recent circumstances, this one won out. It has been fun and even a bit rewarding to talk about what being kind is with Mason and to watch him think of words and actions that are kind; even more so when he tells other people. Every morning before dropping him off we ask him what our theme is and he knows it by heart.
Here's something I made, just to remind us all of our theme. I just need to figure out how to hang it (we lost the original hanging hardware), but once I do, it will be on display by our dinner table where we can easily see it.
I'm excited to continue this tradition, making it a little more special each year.