Do me a favor if you would, please: casually reach over and tilt the computer screen away from the school-age child staring daggers at it over your shoulder.
Things are going to start to get just a little shrill in the next few seconds…
“What kind of summer-hating, fun-spoiling, demon lady plans a party to celebrate going back to school?”
“Who, in the name of composition books, makes a fiesta happen as I’m forced to hang up my swimsuit and head back to homeroom?”
“Why? Why?? WHY??!?”
We’re going to need to do some damage control here.
Try explaining that this party is actually designed to celebrate the greatness of the child who goes back to school.
Mention that this fiesta is being held in honor of smart school-age children across the land, present company included, that are making their way back to class.
And, if all else fails, serve up a delicious Lamb Barbacoa taco bar, some flavorful Arroz a la Mexicana, a crunchy Pickled Radish Salad, and a plate full of warm Grilled Texas Peach Pie.
Now we start to see those frowns turn upside down…
The fact of the matter is that there’s no time like the present to host a little celebration. For yourself and for the young ones that will be trudging off to school once more. This time of year is very exciting, but also incredibly busy. So let’s consider a complete menu full of make-ahead and no-bake dishes that are sure to please your back to school crowd.