Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to School Party for Scouts

I hosted a Back-to-School party for my Brownie troop on Tuesday which was the day before school started. I set it up to run like a regular school day with diiferent subjects in different periods. I got the great paper decor from Parties by Hardie. It was so easy to print and cut out.
I bought each of the girls gifts consisting of 64 count crayons, mini notepad and a glue stick---all from the dollar store.
I even decorated the chandelier with Parties by Hardie designs and pencils from the dollar store.

One of the periods was MUSIC. I have a new kareoke machine and girls had a great time belting out Miley Cyrus songs and Popular from Wicked.

Period 2 was SCIENCE. I demonstrated a chemical reation with Diet Pepsi and Mentos. The girls thought this was fabulous!
SNACK was served cafeteria style on High School Musical lunch trays (from the dollar store)
ART period consisted of decorating tray liners for the local hospital.
For HOME ECONOMICS, the girls made chocolate dipped pretzels. I got the downloadable wrappers fro Parties by Hardie blog.
They turned out really great! It was a wonderful way to kick off the new school year!
Today, I got this great email from one of my Brownie's mom;

Hi there- it was a bit crazy this am and I had lots of people to speak to, but I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work with the girls - your meeting yesterday was wonderful- I always tell people I have the Martha Stewart of girl scout leaders for Katie- she loves it so much and couldnt stop talking about how much fun it was- thanks again for all you do - I dont feel like I have thanked you properly for last year- it had been so hectic-this year is fixing to be much smoother(I hope) let me know what I can do to help this year- E
I love my troop and their parents. I'm glad to be a part of their childhood!


Mary Beth said...

This is adorable!!!!! I love the idea and all of the details. What a special day you made this. The girls will always remember it.

lisalyn said...

Great party! The kids look like they are really enjoying it too. :) Love all your ideas.

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Love the party!

Susan Crabtree said...

everything turned out great!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

how fun - LOL - I want to be in your Brownie troop! LOL

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! To bad all scout leaders were not as fun as you. Your troop has the best far!

Thank you again for all your help in making my sisters Unbirthday party a big hit!


Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

This is wonderful...they could play some great games like spelling bee and a lot more. This was great!

Polka Dot Moon said...

You Rock!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Am I seeing some Southern Living at HOME products on the table? I was a consultant for 3 years :)

Have a fabulous weekend,

dana said...

What a wonderful back to school event for your girls!!
I echo the other comments. You are way over the top in the "brownie leader" department. Your enthusiasm for your troop is so evident in every event you plan for them! They are truly lucky to have you....and I know you feel the same about them!

L, Dana

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everything looks great in the party.

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Lori said...

Absolutely brilliant teacher! You get A+++++ So how do you do the Mentos Donna?? Have a grandson who would love it! Lori

Anonymous said...

I love this idea, but that chandelier is simply amazing! So creative, it adds a wonderful touch to the party atmosphere.

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Heather said...

Such great attention to detail! That's what makes a party so special.

And it's awesome you have friends that express such appreciation of your hard work!

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