The first day of school is one of the MOST exciting days of the year! Regardless of if you choose to homeschool or if your kids are heading off to a local brick-and-mortar school… the first day of school is a blur of excitement, jitters, and new routines.

One of our FAVORITE first day of school traditions is to throw a little party on the first day! We eat a special breakfast and put out special signs to celebrate new beginnings.

I like to celebrate at breakfast since the kids are usually exhausted by dinner on their first day. But, you could easily adapt this to be a special dessert or celebrate any other time of day!

If you are looking for a low-prep, but unique way to celebrate your children this school year, I have something for you! The Back to School Breakfast Party Kit!

This kit gives you all the printables you need to create a fun, memorable, first day of school breakfast!

Pair the printable kit with the Apple Streusel Muffin recipe below and you’ll create a fun breakfast tradition for the first day back to school.

First Day of School Breakfast Recipe

Apple Muffins with Streusel


-1 cup apples shredded

-1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

-½ cup oats

-2 eggs

-¾ cup sugar

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-1 teaspoon salt

-½ teaspoon baking soda

-½ teaspoon cinnamon

-½ teaspoon nutmeg

-½ cup oil

-½ cup sour cream

-1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Add-Ins:

-½ cup dried cranberries

-½ cup pecans

Streusel Topping

-½ cup flour

-½ cup brown sugar

-6 Tablespoons Butter, room temp

-½ teaspoon cinnamon

-Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, oil, sour cream, vanilla, and shredded apples.  Slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until well blended. 
  4. Fold cranberries and pecans in (if you are using them) to this batter.
  5. Scoop batter into muffin tins until cups are about ¾ full (batter does not rise much).  
  6. Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt for the streusel topping until crumbly and butter mixed in well. 
  7. Sprinkle each muffin with approximately 1 tablespoon of streusel topping on each muffin.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  9. Remove from the oven, after 5 minutes remove muffins from the pan and place them on a cooling rack.

Yields approximately 14 muffins.

First Day of School Breakfast Party Kit

If you want to take your party up a notch, grab the printable Party Kit for only $5!

This kit is designed to pair with the muffins (or cupcakes, should you choose!).

Inside the Printable Breakfast Party Kit, you will get directions and a supply list, and 7 pages of printables to create your own First Day Breakfast Party!

The printables included are:

-Straw Toppers

-Muffin Wrappers

-Apple-Themed Banner

-Napkin Wrappers

-Happy First Day Note

-Muffin Toppers

-Back to School Printable Sign

You can grab your printable kit HERE for only $5!

Have a wonderful first day of school and enjoy a brand new year with your kids!

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