Classroom Party Ideas
Decorating and Menu Ideas
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School Party Decorations
It’s usually best to keep classroom party decorations to a minimum so you don’t distract the children during their regular lessons. You can set out school party themed cups, plates and napkins when the party starts to add some color, and maybe bring in a few helium-filled balloons—with the teacher’s approval, of course. It’s also nice to give a special hat or button to the birthday child or children to wear during the party.
Classroom Birthday Treats & Alternatives
Once you know that you can throw a school party, ask your child’s teacher if any of the students have food allergies. If allergies are an issue, it might be easier to give either a small, non-edible favor to every child or a single gift, such as books or educational games, to the classroom as a whole.
If you do decide to serve treats, try to pick something that can be served with minimal mess and fuss, such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes or individual ice cream cups.
Tip: Use icing or candy to form letters, numbers or even simple math equations on cupcakes or cookies. Or, turn it into an activity by letting the children do the decorating.
Or, if you or your child’s teacher would prefer to avoid super-sugary foods, consider muffins, veggie sticks and dip, fruit juice popsicles, or fruit cups served along with juice boxes.
Tip: You can make fruit cups more interesting by layering in yogurt and topping them off with crunchy granola, if desired.