Monday, September 6, 2010

School Birthday Party

I always wanted to write about celebrating birthdays in son attended so many and talks about them dearly. But since I never hosted one, I can never really talk about it in details. Good thing though, my nephew, Gabe, just had his birthday in school. He is a preschooler in Brightwoods School in Angeles City.
Gabe with his Red Ribbon Cake (Toy Story Characters were bought separately)

Planning a School Birthday Party:
  • Get permission with the school or get to know the school guidelines on this...cause they do differ! Common practice is that they allow it during the snack time, so it's basically a 30 minute affair.
    • Ask if they allow balloons, mascots etc.
    • Ask if they will allow a hosted party, just in case you will get restaurant party package (e.g. McDonald's, Jollibee etc.), with games. 
    • If you decide to have a full blown party, ask if you will be allowed to hold it after class hours, to inform the parents that they will be picking up their kids at a later time. Downside of this, is that some of your kid's classmates will not be able to stay long if they are riding the school bus.
  • Make sure you know the head count of kids, and if you wish, you can allot extra for the teachers etc.
  • Give out invitations at least two days before, just to let the parents know that snacks is on you! :-)...and should they decide to return the favor of getting presents, you won't really rush them.
  • You can still choose a theme for this simple affair, like for my nephew, it's Toy Story! :-)
    • Get theme invitations, party hats, table liners/place mats 
  • Important: Prepare a corresponding take-out bag/plastics, just in case they won't finish their food.
  • If you intend to serve the cake, make sure you bring serving knife and dessert plates and fork
  • Important: Be on time! This is the case when the party time will really start and end promptly!:-)
After Saying Grace, the "party" will start with the Birthday Song and Cake Blowing
Gabe with His Teacher
 What's for Snacks?

Gabe prepared Mc Donalds for his guests..♥♥ Yummy!

  • Spaghetti
  • Chicken
  • Burger Happy Meal
  • Apple Pie
  • Juice

You can bring along special limited friends :-) Yours Truly (Aunt) & another Ninang Tel (Godparent) 

Gabe with his Dad & Mom
Your Express School Birthday Party...all lead by the teacher! :-)

  1. Birthday Song & Blowing of the Cake
  2. Birthday Wish
  3. Snack Time
  4. Giving/Opening of Presents from Classmates
  5. Good Bye Song ( Part of Dismissal Routine)
  6. Awarding of Stars/Smileys (Part of Dismissal Routine) and giving of Loot Bags
Gabe's Give-aways: Story Book with CD, Mc Donald's Happy Meal Toy

Thank You Kiss/Hug/Hand Shake 
Happy Happy 4th Birthday Gabe! :-)

Chase's 5th Birthday is coming! We haven't finalized plans yet!...will keep you posted! :-) Please visit us again and read along on my mommy/wifey adventures! Cheers! ♥♥♥

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Some good reminders on a party.

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Thanks for linking up with us at MFM. I'm returning your follow. BTW, I love school birthday parties!

Nikki San said...

Happy birthday Gabe!! Kaye's son is so adorable. :) I enjoyed reading this entry, it has given me a lot of ideas on how to organize a school birthday party for my nephew and for my future kiddos as well. hihi

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Grace said...

You listed some really good information for planning a birthday party. Some I wouldn't have thought about.

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Unknown said...

They look like they all had a really fun time. These are some great birthday tips.

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