It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since our newest member joined the class! And, just like all of the other students, we’re gearing up for her birthday party this year. Whether you’re planning a small celebration at home or a large event at a local restaurant or casino, here are some ideas for making it a special day for your student.
Planning the Party
The party is the perfect way to celebrate your classroom’s birthday! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Create a birthday banner or sign for the classroom.
-Set up a special birthday table for the students.
-Give out party favors such as cake pops or candy bars.
-Play happy birthday songs on the stereo.
-Put together a photo collage of the class celebrating their birthdays.
One way to celebrate a classroom birthday is by decorating the room in which it is taking place. This can be as simple as adding balloons and streamers, or as complex as creating a themed party. Here are some ideas for decorations:
-Decorate the room with balloons and party supplies, such as cake plates and cups.
-Set up a festive buffet filled with favorite classroom foods, such as pizzas and cupcakes.
- Display congratulatory signs and banners around the room.
-Display photos of classmates who have passed away in class, along with messages of congratulations on their birthdays.
- Hang colorful streamers from the ceiling and walls, and fill tables with helium-filled party favors.
One great way to celebrate a birthday in the classroom is by giving out favors. This can be anything from chocolate bars to temporary tattoos! If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you may also want to consider making a cake or cupcakes with the child’s name on it.
- Create a birthday cake! This can be as simple or as extravagant as you like.
- Send out cards or make a cake topper in the student’s favorite color.
- Have a party! Invite classmates, family, and friends over to celebrate with refreshments and (of course) birthday wishes!
- Give the student their own special day! Have them sit in on class on their special day, present them with a gift, or have them lead the class in a special activity.
- Let the student know how much you appreciate them! Write them a heartfelt letter, email, or card expressing your gratitude for all they do for you and your classroom.
Letters to the Kids
Dear class of __,
I hope you have a great day. I am so excited for today and all the things that are happening. I can’t wait to see what surprises you have in store for us.
Since today is your birthday, I wanted to write you all a special letter. I hope you enjoy it.
Happy birthday, from all of us at __!
What to say when the birthday child calls
We hope you are doing well!
It was great to hear from you yesterday and we are excited to hear about your day.
If you would like, here are some ideas on what to say when the birthday child calls:
- How are you doing today?
- Congratulations on another year!
- What a special day!
- It’s so nice to talk with you again!
- We wish we could be there with you!
Whether you’re a teacher or student, there are sure to be special days in your life that warrant some sort of celebration. Whether it’s your birthday, an anniversary, or just another special day, here are some ideas on how you can mark the occasion and have fun while doing so. From homemade treats to taking a trip to somewhere fun (or maybe even educational!), there is something for everyone on this list. Happy birthday, everyone!