I must confess that I’m not exactly ready to focus on going back to school. We’ve been soaking in summertime fun, non-rushed mornings and spontaneous adventures. Never the less, it’s my responsibility to prepare my family, and I’ve been failing miserably thus far (I’m one of those mama’s who MISSED THE DEADLINE to order my kid’s massive school supply list in bulk through her school.)
Target helped me to shift my focus last week with some really fun events. We had the chance to check out Target’s back-to-school essentials for stylish littles (and cost conscious mamas). Lucia had her eye on bright colored garments and adorable accessories. And Adrian may have fallen in love with the rubber-ducky display debuting Double Trouble, a new line of children’s all natural bath products. The kids had fun personalizing notebooks, and I left with a back-to-school shopping plan.
We were also lucky enough to join PAPER and Target for an intimate kids dinner celebrating PAPER’s Super Duper Market. The kiddie crafts were amazing, the food was delicious, and I loved having the chance to hang out with good friends Brianne and Kim. If you’d like to check out the celebrity families in attendance, be sure to check out PAPER’s event recap (Padma Lakshmi truly glows in person!).
Guess what we did last weekend? We hoped in the car and went to Target. Adrian studied the toy section and Lucia looked around for Bullseye, whom we once took a photo with at petitePARADE kids’ fashion show (she somehow thinks that he lives in our Target store). I ended up WINNING with that massive school supply list! Purchasing Target’s Up & Up brand of school supplies vs. ordering in bulk through the school plan cost me considerably less money. Phew!
Lucia and Adrian helped to pick out some back-to-school outfits.
Lucia personalized the look with a pair of glasses she received in a gift bag.
She calls this look Target Vision.
I just love these kiddos!!
I realized that including the kids in the back-to-school preparations really helps to get them excited for the up-coming school year.
Best of luck with your back-to-school transition!
We received gift bags and a Target gift card at the events. Image #2 via Rebecca Smeye for PAPER. As in all my posts, all opinions are my own.