Monday, December 12, 2011

Candyland PTO Christmas Party

For our breakfast with Santa this year we decided to go with the candyland theme. This theme can be pulled off using mostly recycled items which is great for the PTO budget. About a month ahead of time we asked for donations of boxes, 2 liter bottles, wrapping paper rolls, toilet paper rolls, lids, egg cartons, cellophane, milk jugs, wrapping paper. We had a lot of fun coming with ideas for these items. We had several activities during the Breakfast with Santa to create a fun atmosphere and keep the kids busy. We created a candyland board on the floor in the gymnasium with wrapping paper and scrapbook 12X12 papers so we could have a donut walk during the breakfast. We bought several dozen donuts at krispy kreme and played christmas music. We picked a number out of a hat to see which child landed on the square in order to win a donut. We also had Santa there so anyone could get pictures with their child and Santa. We had a write a letter to Santa station as well complete with a santa mailbox created out of donated boxes. Around the candyland board we created several stations for the kids to look at. We had a gingerbread house made from boxes, a box replica of the elementary school decorated with christmas theme, and many other decorations sprinkled throughout the gymnasium. Overall it was a success and we had a really good turnout. I will post more pictures of the event soon.