Posted a bunch of back-to-school party ideas to Pinterest, like this pencil vase and the apple-and-pencil-filled hurricanes below:
I am particularly fond of these apple cupcakes-in-process:
Cupcake plus mini chocolate donut plus red frosting plus sprinkles equals apple. You can insert a pretzel rod for a woody stem or use a green Twizzler, and leaves can be cut from green Starbursts that you roll out with a rolling pin.
The Little Kid may be getting a couple of these pencils in his first-day-of-school lunch:
Cheese stick plus bologna eraser (attached using mustard glue) plus Bugle point plus raisin lead equals one heck of a cute edible pencil.
Attributions for the above ideas, plus others, are on my Pinterest board, which you can access by clicking HERE.