Your child’s birthday is a special day, so it’s understandable that throwing a party can be daunting – especially if you’re celebrating it at school. Use these tips from Integrated International School to make your child’s birthday party at school a smashing success.
Some schools are very flexible and some have more restrictions (types of goodies or decor you can bring in, etc). Although such restrictions can be a slight hassle, these are meant to protect all students.
NEXT: Find out how long the celebration can last →
Most teachers welcome birthday celebrations in class, but do remember that lessons still need to contuinue after the festivities have ended. Get to school punctually so you can maximise the time your child gets to celebrate with his or her classmates.
NEXT: Skip the birthday cake →
Although cakes are usually the traditional go-to, cupcakes make it easier for everyone involved, as each child gets a standard, individual serving. They can also eat it by hand with minimal clean up afterwards.
NEXT: Know what’s in your goodie bags →
These are not necessary but most parents like to bring something fun for the kids. However, skip the candy, as many parents might not want their child gorging on a bag of sweets. Some schools may also have a healthy eating policy in place. Instead, opt for items that they can play with or use. Some useful examples include a box of crayons, mini books, cute stationary sets or pretend play figurines.
NEXT: Support the school’s inclusion policy →
If you’re throwing an additional party at home and want to give out invitations at the school celebration, then be sure to invite all of your child’s classmates. Otherwise, invite specific children privately. It is typically considered to be poor social and classroom etiquette to leave out students, and it certainly results in lots of hurt feelings.
NEXT: Find out the school’s party policies →
From The Finder Kids (Volume 19), June 2017
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