It's a tradition in my neighborhood to have a mimosa brunch the first day of school. For many this is just what they need after the somewhat anticlimactic drop off or bus pick-up when they are left saying, "Now what?". We have the answer, and it's in a little plastic cup with orange juice and champagne.
This is a casual event where if you have something, bring it, if you don't, don't worry about it. I offered to host with the disclaimer that if I do, I have the right to blog about it.
And we oven-tested these really cool biodegradable, compostable plates from Verterra:
But more than that, I learned why this back-to-school brunch has and will remain a tradition for my neighborhood.
It's a place to get a hug when you've teared up watching your 'baby' enter the big world of kindergarten. It's a party to celebrate surviving 3 months of the kids home with us for summer. And it's a chance to pick up snippets of wisdom in between sips.
Some words of wisdom I overheard are,
"The sassy teenage years are there because it's God's way of preparing us for when they leave. By then, we're happy to see them go!"
"Sometimes kids thrive in a room with a teacher who has a much different approach to things than the parents."
Thank you to everyone who came, and help keep the tradition going. For the full-time working parents we'll have to pull together something too.
What back-to-school traditions do you and your friends or neighbors have?