Shine those apples, grab your new notebooks and put on your thinking caps: it’s back to school time.
I used to love going back to school in the fall as a kid, and I know my parents were pretty excited after a summer of entertaining my brother and I to send us back. Everything is fresh and new, and the possibilities are endless.
It can also be a stressful time for parents and teachers alike. There’s back to school supplies to get, parent-teacher meetings to attend, and class parties to plan.
In my opinion, the last thing a party should be is stressful, even if that party is for a bunch of hyperactive kids. There are some easy things you can do to keep a classroom party as stress-free as possible.
If you’re a teacher, one of the biggest things I recommend is stocking up on party supplies well before the party. In fact, buy some supplies that can be used over and over for parties throughout the year.
This is where creating a custom party box can be a big help. You can build a box full of different types of reusable banners, garlands, party hats, dessert toppers and balloons that you can use for different themed parties throughout the year, preventing you from needing to run out and purchase them at the time of the party.
If you know for sure you’ll have a certain themed party at some point in the year, you can also add those items in the box as well. Things like specific paper plates and cups can help keep your party theme consistent and save you stress down the road.
I know what you’re thinking - teachers already pay so much out of pocket for classroom supplies and activities. And parents, this is where you can come in.
At the beginning of the school year, reach out to your child’s teacher and ask what you can help provide, if you’re in a position to do so. Ask them what classroom party supplies they already have and then create a custom party box with supplies for them. This will be a nice surprise for them and will likely make their day - our teachers deserve more of that.
Additionally, when it’s your child’s birthday or if you’re sending in a treat for another type of special occasion, consider sending in some party supplies as well. Cups, plates and napkins that match your theme will make the party even more fun for the kids, and the teacher may be able to save decor and use it in the future.
Custom party boxes are an easy way to find all the items you need for a class party while sticking to the theme, which will only make it more fun and special for the kids.
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