End of School Party Ideas

These end of school party ideas will help you to plan your big bash.

In June, the trees are budding, fireflies make their nightly appearance, and the days are longer. Most important to kids, though, is that the school year ends and two to three months of blissful summer await! What better time is there to throw an end-of-the-school-year party? These end of school party ideas will help you to plan your big bash.

Typical summer foods are great for a summertime party and could include grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, and watermelon. Smoothies made with yogurt, fruit, and ice are fun and help cool off hot kids. Fill Popsicle molds with various liquids the night before and freeze. Creative fillings might include yogurt, gelatin (pour while still in the liquid state), chocolate milk, and blended fresh fruits such as strawberries and watermelon. For personalized treats, set out several different types of ice cream and toppings for a make-your-own-sundae party!

Summertime activities are fun for this celebration as well. A swim in the pool or a run through the sprinkler delights even older kids if it's warm enough. Water balloons are another hit, but be forewarned that it might take an hour to fill them and ten minutes for the kids to break them all! Healthy competition can be encouraged by setting out a volleyball net or badminton racquets. Young children will enjoy sidewalk chalk and bubbles.

The end of the school year is a great time for both reminiscing and looking ahead. Autograph books can be passed out to each child and signed by everyone to serve as a nice memento of the party. Kids who enjoy reading might like to start a book club with the first book being given as a party favor. Other end of school party ideas for favors include things that can be played with indoors on rainy or hot and humid days like origami kits, Shrinky Dinks, or clay. To combat boredom, both parents and children would appreciate a list of local free or inexpensive community events being held throughout the summer.

The end of the year party is an exciting way to kick off the summer and to celebrate the accomplishment of completing another school year. Make your party something to remember for summers to come!