Friday, August 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

When my kids were in grade school I had a "There Goes the Bus!!" party every year at 9:30 a.m. on the first day back to school. I always had dozens of moms turn out, celebrating the new school year and let's face it, a little freedom. They came even if they were still jammy-clad. (Okay, I served champagne.) 

Well, it's back-to-school this week for many of us and that means it's time to have a party! There's so much to chat about: teachers and sports and classes and lessons, plus how to feed the kids and stay sane, and what to read now we've a bit more predictable time.

So parents, grab a friend and come over to my place (PPB, that is), for our first "There Goes the Bus" party: 

  • 1:30 p.m. - Cooking Demo with Sandy & Sandy using the cookbooks Homemade Kitchen and Homemade Pantry. Great make-ahead/easiest "good food" recipes for breakfast, after-school and dinner;
  • "Best Idea for Sack Lunches" contest; 
  • PPB Book Bag discounts: score 25% off a book you buy for YOURSELF, 20% off any 1 book you buy for each of your kids.**
    **Not combinable with other sales or discounts

Free event, but please RSVP to 630-765-7455 or   

We will have loads of snacks and bevs!