5 Ways to Organize a Class Party
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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 loved the opportunity to work from home full-time as a blogger and consultant. Not only do I have flexible hours, but I also get to go on field trips with my kids and their school, as well as help out their teachers and volunteer for class and school activities. With one child (yet alone six), planning is vital for a successful experience. One of my favorite things to do is to help with Class Parties! Here are 5 Ways to Organize a Class Party.
5 Ways to Organize a Class Party
1 – Theme. The first thing is to determine the theme of the party. Parties are not always around holidays (although those are some of favorites), but may also be around important school dates (i.e. 100 Days of School, etc.). One of my favorite parties to help with was a Halloween Party with our youngest son’s Kindergarten Class!
2 – Class Stats. It’s super important to find out more about the class. Questions include: How many students are in the class? Are there food allergies? What is the time frame for the party? Are their limited foods? Does the teacher want to focus on anything in particular?
3 – Food. When I think class party, I think of food, games to win real money and activities. Don’t feel like you have to bring all of the food, but coordinate with other parents on what to bring. At the Halloween party, snacks included string cheese, goldfish crackers and grapes. The kids also had cookies to decorate and eat! Woo hoo!
4 – Games. Thanks to Pinterest, finding games for parties has become a piece of cake. Be sure you have all the items you need to play the game, as well as extras of items in the case some become lost or broken. For the Halloween party, we had Pumpkin Bowling, Spider Relays and Pin the Spider on the Back.
5 – Activities. Based on the party, you’ll want to have a few fun activities as well. For our class Halloween Party, the kids loved making their Pumpkin Paper Bag Puppets. Arts and crafts go over well with kids, especially with a theme or holiday.
Thinking about doing all these things for a class party may seem like a daunting task, right? Guess what? It doesn’t have to be! That’s where SignUp.com comes in handy. SignUp.com is awesome because it makes group effort coordination doable and easy for all. Although SignUp.com offers power-planning tools for more complicated organization tasks, they also offer a FREE service that is perfect for volunteering parents who need help organizing with all the other daily activities they have going on.
SignUp.com keeps track of things such as who is bringing what snack, game or activities to your class party. Plus, the teacher can be on board with the app, as well as the parents, so everyone knows what is gonna be happening at the class party! With SignUp.com on your phone, you’ll automatically get calendar reminders so nobody forgets! Think of all the time that would save with you not having to call and remind parents of what they’re signed up to bring. Pretty sweet, right?
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How does SignUp.com work?
- Plan your event
- Add the people helping, like other parents in the classroom
- Send out reminders
It’s so simple! With SignUp.com, not only can you plan class parties, but you can also plan and coordinate teacher appreciation lunches, parent-teacher conference schedules, PTO meetings and activities, church activities and events, or even a snack schedule for your child’s class or sports team. SignUp.com is going to become the favorite planning and organization tool for parents everywhere!!
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