While I could use some of the ideas I found online and just modify them a bit, I also knew I wanted to give him something more personalized and meaningful. So- what to do? Turn to D & P Celebrations, of course! They have these great new DIY Printable "mini favor boxes"that you can choose what color, pattern you want. What is really exciting is these little boxes can be customized with a label and sentiment of your choice (this custom option will be added to the shop soon). I decided that, instead of simply writing "Good Luck" on the boxes, I'd like them to be a little more interesting. I sent the girls at D &P a couple of different learning/education quotes and let them go to town with figuring out how they would look best. I was thrilled with how they came out.
I went out and bought all the usual back-to-school supplies like notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, highlighters, and of course some snacks! Chocolate Kisses fit perfect inside the mini favor boxes and were a nice little surprise for Brian to open up. I also found a striped cloth basket that I thought would look good with the favor boxes. In the end, I feel like it came together really well. And, with the look of excitement on Brian's face when I handed him the basket, he seemed as excited as that 5-year old starting Kindergarten.