Let me start off by saying that last year's parties were a chaotic mess with students hyped up on sugar. YIKES!
This year, I'm thrilled to say...My parties were a BLAST!
This year, I had to factor in dietary restrictions so a sugar fest was not an option for my classroom. Truth be told, I'd rather get over that "junk food party" idea all together anyway. I tried doing my parties a little different this year and they were a BIG success.
First off, I had parents help me which was a tremendous relief! Since centers/workstations are my comfort zone, I decided to set up my room with games and have the students rotate.
Well the rotating didn't really work out according to plan but since I was flexible, I just let the kids do whichever station they wanted to.
-Christmas Card Making
-Pin the Nose on Rudolph
-Snowball Toss (foam balls and wreath)
-Valentine Card Making (surprisingly the most popular)
|Card Making Station|
-Cupid's Arrow Toss
|I made this out of cardboard box and clearance duct tape. The arrows were from the Target Dollar Spot.|
This worked out so well, I have adopted this as my new party method. The kids honestly, didn't even want to eat and I kept having to remind the of the Big Red Floats and Pizza. Obviously it was a big hit if the ice cream got overlooked!!!