5 Ways to Organize a Class Party

By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
August 4, 2017

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

63 Responses to “5 Ways to Organize a Class Party”

  1. […] Can you believe it’s already time for the kids to go back to school? This summer flew by!! With kids going back to school comes lots of activities and planning. With a big family like ours, that can be quite the challenge – especially with kids going to 3 different schools!  Over the years, I’ve […] Click Here For Original Source Of The Article […]

  2. This is so good! I have been the “class mom” before, and it was a nightmare. Every mom should read this.

  3. Vera Sweeney says:

    SignUp sounds awesome! I think this would make being the class party mom so much easier. It’s so hard to wrangle all the other parents sometimes.

  4. We homeschool now, but I was class mom when my daughters were in public school every year. These are some great tips.

  5. Cassie says:

    I haven’t heard of sign-up before but it sounds like such a helpful app – especially when you need to organise an event!

  6. So many great suggestions for organizing a class party. Finding out the needs of the kids in the class is a great tip. Super important!

  7. Gingermommy says:

    These are amazing ideas for organizing a class party. It really is super important to ensure that you know the needs of everyone in the class too. Thank you for sharing.

  8. melissa says:

    I usually don’t organize the party but I love to help out so I will tell everyone about SignUp. Great tips for a school party.

  9. Joely Smith says:

    I was a room mother in every one of my children’s classes all through school. Granted they were not always in public school. Health issues of my daughter created the need for her to be homeschooled some of the time.
    Regardless yes to your list! Plus some decor sometimes as well.
    I love that there is an app these days to help parents with this as it is quite the task! A fun and rewarding one but still a task.

  10. Maureen says:

    Signup.com looks like a great place to keep things organized for classroom parties and teacher events. I Love it, will have to share with my teacher friends!

  11. Love all these great tips for having a fun class party. Getting all the parents involved is a great help.

  12. Karen Morse says:

    These are great! As a middle school teacher, it’s always nice when parents try their best to help out and organize the parties themselves, it’s definitely going to lighten the workload for me.

    • It is always great to have someone from the other side of the line chime in with their views. Sometimes I don’t think teachers get the credit they deserve. Anything someone could do to help would be such an amazing thing for so many teachers.

  13. SignUp sounds like a great website. Organizing things with a bunch of people is a headache, so it’s great someone figured out a way to make that easier.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    Being able to plan everything while coordinating with other would be so convenient. Signup.com will be such a useful tool to have throughout the school year!

  15. Brittany says:

    I love all of your tips here! I think games are definitely top priority. If kids have a blast with those everything else is easy!

  16. Eloise says:

    great way to get organized for an awesome class party! I’ll be sure to look for the sign up apps during the school year, which is just around the corner wooohooooo! : )

  17. Dogvills says:

    I haven’t heard of signup.com before. These are great tips to organize a fun class party.

  18. ricci says:

    I can’t believe it’s time fro school already!! GAH!! It seems like kids were just getting out a couple of weeks ago. I don’t have kids but I do know that around here we can’t bring baked goods because of potential allergies.

  19. Tonia says:

    Great advice. The class stats are so important. It seems like 1-2 in 5 kids in our classes always have some type of allergy. It’s best to be safe and considerate.

  20. Catvills says:

    This looks like a really awesome app. I think the best thing to keep in mind when organizing a class party is special diets and allergies. That way, we let parents and other organizers stay clear of food that may pose a medical emergency. SignUp.com would be a great way to communicate and make any class party a success.

  21. Very great tips! I remember a friend before, she prepared for the entire class, only to find out, the kids are not allowed to eat sweet ice cream cakes, so they brought home everything.

  22. It’s been so long since I last helped out at a class party! It’s really nice when you can do something for the school or your child’s class! I think that app is so helpful!

  23. How fun! My oldest started pre K and I am excited to be able to volunteer and help out for things at her school. Working from home really gives you the chance to really be involved and I love it.

  24. This is a great idea!! I will definitely try these with my kids! Thanks for sharing this!

  25. This is such a great idea. I know a few of my friends had such hard times with organizing things from being a class mom to PTA events.

  26. Tech saves the day again. It’s great to have these valuable apps to help keep everything and everyone on track and organized, especially considering how busy we are all today.

  27. Jillian Spellman says:

    My son has allergies. I am glad you think about that when organizing a class party.

  28. Wendy Polisi says:

    Amazing tips. I can’t wait to throw one!

  29. Sheena Tatum says:

    These are lifesaving tips. My kids will love me for this!

  30. I haven’t heard of the Sign up before. We do lots of entertaining and this would help me be more organized.

  31. Krystle Cook says:

    Class parties here are invite everyone only through the classroom. This seems like such a great option though.

  32. Robin Rue says:

    These are some great tips and ideas. My kids love to be able to celebrate with friends. They are older now though and we do things outside the class!

  33. Pam says:

    Sign Up sounds like a great app for coordinating things like class parties. Sounds like it’s really helpful!

  34. Amber Nelson says:

    These are great tips! I actually can’t wait for school to start. I plan on helping a bit with my daughter’s class and organizing parties. So, this will help!

  35. Rachel says:

    I should share this post with all the potential room moms at my kids’ school this year. Let the party planning begin!

  36. HilLesha says:

    I have never heard of this site prior to this, but I’ll definitely keep them in mind in the future. Thanks for the heads up!

  37. Jennifer Seigler l Life of a Southern Mom says:

    This is why I love technology. SignUp is THE app to have when you are tasked to organize an event or party. It is a great way to coordinate everything right on your phone. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  38. I have never heard of SignUp.Com before but it sounds like a useful and helpful tool for organizing and planning events! I’m definitely going to check it out!

  39. I think this is really a great idea! Thanks for aharing this helpful tips. Saving this for future reference.

  40. I think this is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing this very helpful tips! I’ll definitely save this for future reference.

  41. Rosey says:

    I love the way SignUp sounds. Sharing it with my fellow teachers too, so we can utilize it for classroom party time!

  42. As a former teacher organizing the annual year end class party was always a challenge, but the kids always enjoyed it!

  43. This is pretty awesome! I love that there’s an app for parents to use in case they want to get involved in their child’s school. I’m sure this is going to make any one’s life easier!

  44. Brianne says:

    We love using sign up in our school! It keeps me so organized with three little schedules!

  45. Thanks for the helpful tips and that SignUp app sure is handy. I’m pretty sure the kids will enjoy class parties and with the help of SignUp organizing it should be piece of cake.

  46. Crystal says:

    My goal for this year is to invest more time in my kids’ classrooms. This will definitely help me stay on top of what needs to be done for the class parties. No more lists taped to the classroom door!

  47. reesa says:

    I am in the PTO and this will come in handy for sure! I am a serial volunteer-er LOL. Thansk for the info!

  48. Learning a classes “stats” are vital nowadays. It seems like there are more and ore food allergies these days that can cause a lot of harm.

  49. Jean says:

    Class parties sound like so much fun! I love a party with a theme. As a teacher in the UK, we only really have a Christmas party day and a couple of school discos throughout the year. Would love to do some more.

  50. These look like great tips! My kids are grown (in their 20s and 30s), but I do have grandchildren and the oldest is going to full-time kindergarten this year. My daughter (her mommy) is an event planner and photographer, so I’m sharing this post with her, because I’m sure she would enjoy it!

  51. Chei Pangan says:

    Oh these are great ideas for a party class. I will share this to my friends. Thanks!

  52. Lynndee says:

    Thanks for the great tips! SignUp sounds great too. I will have to check it out.

  53. These are great tips! I used to love organizing class parties, seeing the kids light up was a great reward too.

  54. Oh my gosh, we can’t believe it’s back to school time already! Where did the summer go? Such great tips, we absolutely LOVE the spider relay idea! Finding fun games to play makes a class party all the more fun.

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  55. Katherine says:

    I can be so disorganized when it comes to school activities. Sounds like the solution I’ve been looking for.

  56. Gabriel Bregg says:

    Looks like you covered all the bases. My wife loves planning class parties for our kids and she hits all the same points (usually for the kid’s teams)

  57. These can be challenging to say the least. Super helpful info!

  58. I was a Special Ed Teacher and used to love throwing parties for my clases, especially at the end of the year, this sounds like a great way to keep things organized as there is always so much to consider, especially allergies!

  59. This is awesome. Nothing like this when we were younger but it seems so helpful.

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  62. Lucy Clarke says:

    Love these tips! Saving these for when I would need ’em.

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