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Friday, January 2, 2015

A new way to run my parties

Well, sigh. It's Friday night, the last real day of Christmas break. I'm the new mayor of Sadsville. But we're half way done! Hard to believe! And to celebrate, I'm watching the last Hallmark Christmas movie of the season with my one sick kid and 2 healthy ones.

So the classroom Christmas party was just that...a party! It was wild and loud and crazy! But I think the kids really had fun. I use this party plan:

Christmas Party with the Gang
It makes my life super simple at this time of year.
But here's the thing. I had TONS of parents at the party. Which is GREAT, don't get me wrong. Included in the party pack are invitations that we send out ( to practice writing our addresses) so of course parents are welcome. But they didn't really interact with their kids. And trust me, some of them NEEDED interaction.
So where did I go wrong? I had a party all planned with plenty of food, games, activities and parents to help. But the kids still got pretty outta hand. This is a wild bunch. And Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I have that party already planned, too. But this time, it will be under control. I'm planning HOW to use the parents that are on hand. At my Valentine's Day party, I generally play about 5-6 games. And this time, I'm assigning parents to each. All my job will be is to maintain control. The games will be played simultaneously like centers, and the parents will run them! I can't wait to give it a try. Plus, I LOVE Valentine's Day. And here's my party, all ready to go.
A Scrumpdillyicious Valentine's Party
I'm sure a lot of you already run your parties that way. I'm just a little late to the party, so to speak.
Happy New Year!
Glitter Words
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