The sweet treats, festive games, and spooky stories make your child's Halloween class party one of the most exciting days of the new school year! Whether you’re the room mom, teacher, or the parent who volunteered to help with the party, a little planning always makes for a fun, memorable, and stress-free event.
Here are 4 Steps to Halloween and Fall Party Fun:
1. Plan it: Organize the class party into 'stations' with small groups of kids rotating through activities to keep the pace moving for the kids and the group-size manageable for parent volunteers. Prepare craft, game, and treat stations with everyone coming together for a final activity like a spooky story.
2. Get Help! Ask class parents (and grandparents) to pitch in by contributing supplies and food or by volunteering during the party. Remember to plan for craft and game supplies, snacks, paperware, and simple decorations (think plastic table cloths in festive colors like orange, black, green and purple as well as mini pumpkins and cobwebs with spiders).
Free online signup sheets from VolunteerSpot.com make it easy to coordinate parent helpers. With the click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone, parents can quickly choose when to help and what to bring, and automated reminders keep everyone on track.