17 Back-To-School Ideas That Are WAY Over The Top

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Here’s all the stuff that you shouldn’t be worrying about, in addition to all the stuff you already have to do in order to get your kids ready for back-to-school.  Tell Pinterest to stop making you feel guilty– you do NOT need to be worrying about these thing.  Here are 17 back-to-school ideas that are WAY over the top.

1. School supply scavenger hunt

After spending all the time scavenging store aisles for these items, no, I will not be hiding them all over my house for my kids to find.

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2. Sign up for everything that’s handed to you

Leave me alone PTA people, I don’t want to sit with you. 

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3. Make a customized homework station

Or….how about my kid can sit at a desk and he’ll be just fine, thank you very much.

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4. Find some ‘back-to-school buddies’ for your kids

Yeah…they get enough stuff for going back to school as it is.

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5. Have a ‘back-to-school’ clothes fashion show

It wasn’t enough that you spent hours shopping with them for clothes, now you have to watch as they model a million different outfits.

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6. A full photo shoot the first day of school

This is a cute idea, it really is…but is it practical.  You’ve already got so much to do that morning, do you really need to be taking a million photos of your kids too?  One or two will do just fine.

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7. Creating a HGTV-inspired back-to-school wall

It’s complete with plants, decor, calendars, menus and places to hang stuff.  I mean, this is like perfection in a wall...but who has time for this?!?

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8. Printing out customized school schedules

Or you could just print out plain paper ones…those work just fine too.

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9. Making ‘after-school-snack’ stations

Great idea…but my kids can find all this stuff in the fridge and the pantry on their own.

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10. Creating your own ‘back-to-school-themed’ photo props

Yeah…how about I just snap a few photos of my kids in front of our door in the morning in their new clothes and backpacks and we call it good?  Sounds good to me…

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11. Making friends with your kid’s friends

You’ll be the mom everyone loves if you send your kids to school with treats and notes like these to share with their friends.

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12. Making school lunches that look like these

I mean, really?  Come on!! This is adorable but who has time for this??

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13. Making a ‘back-to-school’ balloon wall

It’s ok.  They’ll be just fine with a back-to-school balloon tied to their chair at breakfast.

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14. Cutesy little first day notes

Whatever happened to writing a note on a napkin or a banana?  People make things so crafty and complicated nowadays.

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15. Sending their teacher a first day present

You’d be better off doing this at the end of the year….

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16. Printing out back to school stickers

Your kids will be just fine without constant reminders from you.

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17. Making breakfasts that are Pinterest-worthy

This is all very pretty…but it will take them less time to eat it than it did for you to make it.  Now, that’s not very practical, is it?

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