Thursday, July 20, 2017

Back to School Dinner Ideas {2015}

Our 2015 Back to School Dinner + Motto was the year of the BE. Or BEE {depending on how you looked at it😜}.

Our main focus was on

Be Grateful
Be Smart
Be Clean 
Be True
Be Humble
Be Prayerful
Be Positive 
Be Still
Be Involved

{The last 3 B's were added a couple of years later from Pres. Hinckley -- and they might just be my favorite!}

Each month of that year - our family focused on a different 'BE'.

Our Family Home Evening lessons were centered around each topic.  {For example: August = Be Grateful; 
September = Be Smart; October = Be Clean...and so on}.

In an effort to easily help remind my kids about our theme - - I added a bumble BEE themed twist to it all.

Because Be = Bee. 

Our dinner for the evening either had the sound BEE in it or...honey.  

{Except for the rice. I had nothin' for that one}.

My kids gobbled it up.

Oh - - and if you're wondering what a BumbleBEE Brownie sundae entails ===

It's pretty much just a brownie sundae with yellow sprinkles and black and yellow M&Ms.

I decorated the kitchen table with striped wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. 
I used yellow cardstock for the placemats.

I filled Mason jars with Honeycomb cereal and topped em off with bright yellow flowers.

My kids thought it was SO cool that they got to eat those 4 pieces of cereal BEFORE their meal.
{Chuckle. It's the little things, right?}

While our chicken was cooking on the BEE-B-Q - I had them each fill out one of these sheets - - -

I told them to focus on FIVE things this year that they wanted to BE{E} or ACCOMPLISH.

While we ate our dinner, we went around the table and shared our lists.

{I love that London says she wants BE 7. Haha}

I'll hold onto these sheets now and halfway through the school year, we'll pull them out and see how we are measuring up with our lists.

My framed 8x10 printable hung on the back of our front door all year - - for all of us to see each time we went up or down our stairs. 

We always like to give something to the kids to keep in their rooms as well - - to serve as another reminder - - 

I made up these smaller prints and found the frames at Hobby Lobby. 
They have their own little easel stand on the back.

 It was such a fun night.
We ended the evening by Joe giving
 the kids their Father's Blessings.  
{Father's Blessings = THIS}.


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