Porch Breakfast – Host a neighborhood Back To School breakfast a few days prior to school beginning, to encourage kids to begin the early morning routine.
Late Night Kickball – Do you remember late Summer nights as a kid when you would play outside into the dark of night? I am a Cali girl who grew up playing endless hours of hide-n-seek, kickball, 4 square and any other game we could come up with to stay outdoors late into the night.
End the summer with by arranging a family mid-night kickball game with other families and create memories with your kids they will never forget. Field a safe parking lot or field that has lights – even a backyard will work for this bash. Keep it a secret and allow your kids to go to bed only to wake them up for a Late night game of kickball.
You could also included late night Mc Donald’s run or have pizza delivered to the Kickball game. Need to know the rules of Kickball – click here.
Cereal Bash –
What do kids love about Saturday mornings? Hanging out in their PJ’s, eating cereal and watching their favorite cartoons. Why not create a celebration using their favorite Saturday morning rituals.
A cereal party is perfect way to celebrate going back to school with your friends.
Begin your planning with these simple ideas:
Friends: Send out invitations. You can be as simple or creative as you would like from using cartoon characters on your invitations to using the single serve boxes of cereal with your party information attached to them. Be sure to include date, time, location, attire ( PJ’s) and to bring their favorite box of cereal.
Food: here are a few suggestions make it simple or extravagant as you choose:
Cereal ( the guest brought)
Baked goods – muffins, scones, donuts etc.
Create a topping bar including sliced fruits, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, raisins, mini marshmallows along with other toppings you choose.
Decorate: Use bright colors and big cereal bowls
Cartoons: Time the party around your kids favorite cartoons or have them on DVD to show during the party.
Games: – Guess the number of pieces of cereal in a jar ( pour cereal in a clear jar).
– What cereal is it – Pour small amounts of cereal in a muffin tin and have the kids guess what cereal it is without touching or tasting it. Be sure to number each muffin cup using a sticker or painters tape.
– Play a Trivia game using cereal facts from the Breakfast bowl. Click here to go there now.
– Give the “what kind of cereal quiz are you”. Click here for quiz.
Crafts: – make cereal necklaces using fruit loops.
Favors To Take Home: Give out cereal bowls and spoons along with a single serve box of cereal or provide Chinese boxes or zip bags to allow kids to create their own take home cereal mix to eat at home.
Have fun and enjoy your kids favorite Saturday morning rituals celebration style