Let's Party - Back to School Style

August 19, 2019

Let's Party - Back to School Style

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. 

Interested in building your own party box? Click here. 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Let's Pop The Bubbly
Let's Pop The Bubbly

August 13, 2020

Looking for any reason to do something a little special or break up the monotony of pandemic life? I've been turning to Prosecco Pong for something a little extra fun on the nights I need it. And guess what - that's a discount code in this blog!

Continue Reading

Beer Me
Beer Me

August 07, 2020

Happy National Beer Day!

If you're beer lovers like us, or maybe your new to craft beer and want to try something new, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of our favorite beer and party food appetizer pairings. You can use this post as a guide when planning a party for yourself or your favorite beer drinkers!

Continue Reading

Meet the Dogs of J. Leigh Events
Meet the Dogs of J. Leigh Events

July 31, 2020

We're celebrating National Mutt Day on July 31 by introducing you all to our own pups! Come meet the team of doggos that helps keep us all in line.

Continue Reading

How It Works

1) SHOP FOR YOUR PERFECT PARTY

2) SELECT THE SIZE OF YOUR PARTY

3) SELECT ANY ADD-ONS AND PARTY ON!