End-of-the-year parties wrap up the activities of the year or season with a get-together for all the children and adults involved. They give those who are parting ways one last opportunity to connect and enjoy each other's company. They celebrate the achievements of the past and look forward to the events of the future.
Family reunions are a memorable time of family bonding and shared experiences. Cultivate an environment of hospitality and fun by planning a series of games that generations young and old will enjoy. Choose games that will be accessible to all ages and require little explanation on your part. Games that have stood the test of time and have been passed on through the years work well to span the gap.
Whether your family all resides in one city or is spread across the country, a family reunion provides a way to get your kin together and to mix and mingle with your relatives. If you are planning a small gathering of your family members, prepare some leisure activities to ensure that the guests do not lose interest in the festivities. A number of games can be played with even the youngest members of the family reunion crowd. These games allow you to have a grand time at your reunion without shelling out any cash for supplies.
The type and amount of food you serve at child's party depends on what sort of party you are throwing. Obviously, you will need to serve cake at a birthday party and should serve snacks at the very least. If you are throwing a sleepover, you may want to serve breakfast to the guests in the morning. And if the party is to mark a milestone, such as a graduation, bar or bat mitzvah, or Sweet Sixteen, you may want to serve a full meal.
Put down the fork and knife and make life easier by serving finger foods at your child's next party. Swap out cake and ice cream for cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches. Replace large slices of pizza with bite-size pizza rolls. Look for foods that won't make a mess or leave a trail of crumbs and skip foods that need a dip or condiments, unless you are looking forward to cleaning up trails of ketchup and splatters of ranch dip.
With six children, I have found it to be very time-efficient and cost-effective to have more than one birthday party in a day. It makes for a day of chaos, but I have to rent only one jumping thing, one snow-cone machine and one cotton-candy maker, and we get to celebrate a few birthdays in one fun-filled day.
My daughters Moira, now 9, and Elspeth, now 7, and my son Finn who turned 5, have birthdays close together, and the other day was birthday party day. We had just said goodbye to the last of what seemed like 1,000 party guests, all of whom ended up inside because of the rain. The big day was a success, and I could finally relax and put my feet up. WRONG!
Guests will remember your party for a long while if you give them hand made party favors as they leave. Party favors don't have to be elaborate gift bags filled to the brim with expensive items. Instead, favors should be small, thoughtful tokens that will help guests remember your party fondly.
End-of-the-school- year parties are a great way to make your academic term end with an enjoyable bang. As kids finish up their lessons and pack it in for summer vacation, teachers can provide the opportunity for their pupils to celebrate their successes and enjoy some relaxing time with their peers. End-of-the-year parties serve as a simple and fun-filled conclusion to an academically taxing school year and give both students and teachers a much-needed break from the tedium of school life.
Summer is my favorite season because I love to eat outdoors! In my opinion, nothing beats the ambiance or the setting. There is just something about eating with nature as your décor, in the fresh summer air and while watching the sun setting, that can turn an ordinary evening at home into a very special one. My husband and girls are also huge fans of eating outside. You do not need to go far or even to have a big backyard; a simple balcony will do. As I was sitting outside a few evenings ago after enjoying dinner with my family on our balcony, I thought about how relaxing it can be to just get out of the house and changing your regular setting. Days can be so hectic that it can be difficult to find the time to enjoy the outdoors which is why having dinner outside is the perfect way to do that!
Cupcake trees are tiered cake stands, with the largest tier at the bottom and progressively smaller ones toward the top. This DIY cupcake tree relies upon foam core or cake decorating rounds stacked with Styrofoam dummy cake forms and decorated with basic craft supplies. Cupcakes are a playful accent to a wedding, especially displayed on a cupcake stand. While you can buy cupcake holders at your local craft store, making you own custom cupcake tree will allow you to create a look that meshes well with your wedding style and decor.