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Schoolhouse Throwback Lunch

Here’s the perfect plan from TV host Katie Brown for a lighthearted lunch or party for kids of any age. This lunch is brimming with easy and creative DIY party decor projects that are enjoyable to put together and will delight your guests. From puzzle invites to pinwheel centerpieces, this party plan brings all the fun of a playground to your home celebration.
  • Ages: All ages
  • Time Saved: 9 hours
  • Level: Beginner

3 Steps to the Perfect Party

1
Plan
Every party should start with a plan, so let’s get organized.

Set the Budget

Start with a budget of how much you want to spend. Knowing this upfront means less stress and more enjoyment for you and your guests.

Pick the Venue

This party is ideal for an indoor setting, like a living room or dining area. Your space will dictate the activities and food you offer so try to do this several weeks before your party.

Send Invites

Draft a guest list and send homemade puzzle invitations a few weeks before your event. Getting invites out early allows you to better plan for things like how much food you might need.

2
Prep
Look at your space and any supplies you might have. Then you can begin your shopping. Remember to try to shop for your supplies about 3 weeks before your event to allow time for shipping.

Decorations & Supplies

Get everything you need to create that unique, vintage look at home!

Mini Chalkboards
Mini Chalkboards
Terracotta Pots
Terracotta Pots
Mini Race Cars
Mini Race Cars
Letter Blocks
Letter Blocks
Soda Glasses
Soda Glasses
Blank Puzzles
Blank Puzzles

Food & Drink

Guests will LOVE these tasty recipes!
Brownie Sundae
Brownie Sundae
Spice Onion Rings
Spice Onion Rings
The Leaning Tower of Cheese
The Leaning Tower of Cheese

DIY

These wonderful DIY projects will set your party apart!
Favors
Favors
Chalkboard Table
Chalkboard Table
Pinwheels
Pinwheels
3
Setup
It’s here! We’re excited and have a few helpful hints to make the party that much better.
Tablescape

Tablescape

Decorations

Decorations

After the Party

Don’t forget our invite! Share your photos with us at @beenjoius with #myschoolhousethrowbacklunch

Vendor Credits

Plan by Katie Brown. Photos by Paul Whicheloe Photography.

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