A Great Preschool Party Theme!
Peace, Love & Preschool
My kids’ preschool has a family day every year where families can go and see their children’s artwork, have lunch, and socialize with their kids’ friends and their families. This year, I was put in charge of Family Day and while it was a lot of work, it turned out great and I am already looking forward to chairing next year’s event. I thought our theme was adorable and easy; so, the whole event is begging to be replicated! Here’s what we did:
First, we came up with a theme. Given the times, we went with Peace, Love, and Preschool (insert the name of the school here). We decided to go with peace signs, bright colors, and 60’s garb. We quickly had some invitations mocked up inviting all of the families to come, bring a picnic blanket (think 60’s music festivals), and enjoy the day.
Next, we broke into 3 committees: food, entertainment, and decorations and let the creative juices of each committee flow.
Food – being in Austin, we decided to stick with Food Trucks. Since we weren’t offering tables or chairs, we went with food you could eat standing up – Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and Sno-cones. We used:
Hands Off My Funnel Cake
and Kona Ice
. They both drove their trailers right into the preschool parking lot and set up shop. These are both really affordable options for a school sponsored event OR if you are asking everyone to pay for their own food.
We also offered bottled water and Lemonade which we served in dispensers like the ones here
– Face Painters and Balloon Artists – we hired 2 of each to keep the kids happy and entertained. We used Epic Entertainment
and they were great! My girls ended up with the fanciest balloon animals I have ever seen – hard to part with when they pop but really fun to play with!
– Spin Art – we bought some spin art machines like these
and cut our own paper to size (although you could easily buy it). We added a clothes line and clothes pins to hang the art around the party to dry. It was really cute!
Decorations – we had an amazing decorations committee and we ended up with:
– Event T-shirts which we sold before and at the event itself. At my house, we have to “doctor” all of our outfits to make them as girly as possible so the shoulder ribbons are definitely an add-on.
– A “photo booth” VW bus made out of a large piece of white corrugated cardboard sheets from Office Depot. We duct taped it to kids chairs which acted as both a stand and as something for the kids to stand on while we took their pictures.
– Cardboard Peace Signs Decorated with plastic flowers. There are tons of ideas for this on Pinterest – here
’s a cute one
– LOTS of balloons – Both Tie Dye
balloons with daisies on the ribbons – something like these
but substitute your favorite hippie flower
– And a few other things we picked up on Amazon like these
Of course we also brought in a few folding tables and chairs for the face painters, spin art, and lemonade – you can rent those on loanables.com here
. It was great art and great company. The party was a HUGE success!