Thursday, December 22, 2011

Charlie Brown Inspired Christmas Party

Today if my first official day of Christmas Break!  I thought I would share a few pictures from our Christmas party that was inpired from Charlie Brown.  One of my awesome parent dads made this Charlie Brown Christmas tree for us!  He cut it from one of his own trees.  {please excuse the mess in the background}.

I can't believe I didn't take pictures before my lovely students started devouring our treats, but I thought I would share a few pictures of these cute labels for our snacks - including some in the CUTEST dog bowls from (where else) but the Dollar Tree. 

My favorite was the puppy chow labeled "Snoopy's Snack Mix".  Adorable!

And how cute are these popcorn holders?  Charlie Brown cartoon printed cones! 

Here is a banner and a game we played during our party.  The game was called "Pin the Ornament on the Tree".  The one closest to the big ornament was the winner. 

My parents found some really cute ideas from the blog "Oink - The Blog of Piggy Bank Parties".  I would have loved to go over board with the Charlie Brown stuff, but we ran out of time.  If you are interested check out this post that has tons of pictures and ideas for a Charlie Brown theme

Here is a picture of the finished product of the craft my kiddos put together at the party.  We had 5 stations set up so the kids could add each item:  brown sugar, flour, chocolate chips, sugar, and recipe label.  They were very proud!

We also had a visit from Santa... YES!  Can you believe he came ALL the way from the North Pole just to visit us on our party day?  All my students had a picture taken with him and got to tell him ONE thing that they REALLY wanted for Christmas.  Here are a couple of pictures so you can see he was AUTHENTIC!

Santa even commented on this little guy's shirt!  Heh, heh!

What a VERY special TREAT this was for us!  Santa is such a kind, kind man.  The kids asked him if he brought his reindeer and he explained that today he traveled in a pickup truck out here in the country...{FORD - that is}!  He left his reindeer back at the barn at the NP. 

I wanted to share ONE last thing. We have a holiday luncheon for the kids in our cafeteria.  I'm not talking about what we serve... but HOW we serve.  The cafeteria is decorated in lights and music is playing.  The tables are lined with red tablecloths and candles.  The kids don't drink out of milk cartons but are served milk in Christmas cups.  A few of the 5th grade students help serve as they bring the food to the kids. I found this tradition to be so unique and special I just had to share.  The pictures do not even do it justice but this may give you a little glimpse into the beauty of it all!

Here is a picture of some of my girls enjoying their holday lunch.  I think one of them had already taken a bite of their mash potatoes.  YUM!

They even have a special table for the teachers to make them feel extra special. 

I hope everyone enjoyed their last few days of school before the break.  It may have been a little hectic but the smiles and joy of my little ones were worth it!  Merry Christmas!

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