A Few of Our Favorite Things: Pumpkins, Candy and Class Parties!
Your classroom Halloween or Fall party is just around the corner - are you ready? Start planning now in order to have a stress-free, festive Halloween party the whole class (and your teacher) enjoys!
Tips for a successful Halloween class party:
Craft Projects: Plan a craft that can be easily completed in 10-15 minutes and fits with the suggested theme. Ensure the craft parent volunteer has EVERYTHING needed and brings full craft kits (glue, scissors, etc.), also a trash bag for clean up. Don’t assume the teacher will provide all items. Check out fun Fall crafts HERE
Party Favors: Hand out colorful, festive pencils, candy, Halloween stickers, erasers or other school supplies as party favors or as prizes for games.
Snacks: Keep it simple and portable, and plan extras for the teacher, staff and parent helpers. Are there allergies or school guidelines to consider? Pumpkin treats are always a hit – check out this blog post for 5 easy pumpkin snacks kids love!
Decorations: A colorful tablecloth, balloons, and hand-cut paper pumpkins are inexpensive and go a long way to making a room look festive. Add some spooky (but fun) Halloween music to complete the mood.
Memories: Pick a volunteer to take photos or videos of the party and share with the parents who could not come. Upload to a shared online album, private facebook page or class blog.
Relax and have fun! Your kids love having you help in their class. Halloween can be fun for everyone – including YOU!
Bonus: Get more class parents involved in the festive fun with free online sign up sheets! For class party signup templates, click here.
Here's to a fantastically planned class Halloween party and a safe and fun Halloween!