Happy Back to School Week! It’s a time of mixed emotions for kids and parents, as summer draws to a close and the excitement of a new school year begins. We hope you’ll be capturing this special moment by taking plenty of photos, because we’re having a photo contest!
Submit a photo of your child, taken on their first day of school, fall 2012, and send it to email@example.com along with your first name, your child’s first name, and the grade they are entering. We will be posting each photo on our blog so friends and family can see the photo!
We will draw three winners at random to receive $100 towards www.peartreegreetings.com. Just in time for Halloween photo cards, Christmas cards or teacher gifts! This back to school contest ends Monday, September 24th.
Image by: Tracy Enoch Photography
There have been a lot of birthday parties lately at Pear Tree! My niece, Taytum, just turned three. My sister-in-law told me that she wanted to have a party and asked me for birthday party ideas, starting with kids birthday invitations from Pear Tree. She wanted an invite that would show a lot of photos, since she loves to take pictures of her daughter. We decided on the Colliding Collage birthday invitations—perfect!
Now, you just cannot have a party without going all out like everybody is doing nowadays. We decided that an ice cream party would be a great idea. I also volunteered to do the cakes. (I love to bake.) She wanted a butterfly cake, and I wanted to do some fun cakes for the table as well. Continue reading
Maybe it’s because I’ve seen the photo so many times, but I remember my first day of kindergarten with perfect clarity. I was terrified, and it showed in my face. Thanks, Mom.
There are certain landmark days in a child’s life that Mom somehow just knows to capture in a photo. And the first day of school is one of those days. Taking a photo is one of those back to school ideas she never forgets.
There is the requisite bus-stop photo, of course, but planning ahead and adding a few props can take your photos from run-of-the-mill to photo-card-worthy. Here are a few back to school photo ideas that you and your kids will treasure for years to come.
An obstacle course is one of my all-time favorite kids’ summer birthday party ideas. Kids love it, and if you’re creative, it won’t cost you a penny. Using toys and large items you have around the house, you can create an obstacle course in your yard. Here are some ideas for things to gather.
- hula hoops
- laundry baskets
- exercise balls and other balls
- wading pool
- Slip’n Slide
- lawn chairs
- garden hose
- scrap lumber, such as 2 x 4s
- burlap sacks
- pop-up tents or tunnels
- pool noodles
- baskets with handles
- bean bag toss games
- wiffle balls & bats
- tennis rackets
- bikes Continue reading
My niece recently turned four, and I was ecstatic to hear that she and my sister-in-law were looking for mermaid birthday party ideas. I had recently seen this Mermaid Birthday post from The Tomkat Studio, and being the mother of two boys, I was drooling over all the girliness.
When I’m involved in a party, it starts with the invitation. Pear Tree has a pool party invitation that tied in perfectly with our mermaid birthday party ideas. Continue reading