But even if you don’t live on a closely-knit cul-de-sac, this fête would be just as much fun, and maybe even more doable, with just your nearest and dearest, be it friends or family.
With a pretty autumnal colour story of marigolds and oranges, all you really need is some yummy bottled juices or smoothies, festive straws, casual flowers and an owl or two here and there.
And for an easy recipe that suits the look, check out these portable breakfast ideas. We’re especially fond of the mouse!
For more brilliant first-day tips, check out CF’s Back-to-School Guide. And find our complete September 2010 issue available in digital edition here!