Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hollywood Ending!

So I have done an end of the year celebration/awards ceremony since my 2nd year teaching.  I love throwing a celebration for the kiddos and it's a great way to close the year out!  After two years of a luau theme I decided to change it up.  The reason I decided to change it up....

Have you heard of Sarah Cooley?  She is the very first blogger I started following 2 1/2 years ago.  I love her.  There is absolutely nothing she puts out that is not age/grade level appropriate and, let's face it ca-uuuuuuute!

This little packets came with everything you would need for an end of the year party; end of the year memory book, autograph book, party signs, awards, and is filled with great classroom decor ideas!

Here's my twist to Sarah's party:

View from the door.  The shelving in the middle of the room kinda got in the way but we made do!

Here are our handprints.  I, sadly, had nowhere else to put these.  We just used our handprints on black construction paper.  Then, I wrote their names with a q-tip.  I hate how the names turned out but it had to do. :/  

I decided to make a "celebrity wall."  This is one of my gifts to the kiddos.  After asking what each kiddo wanted to be when they grew up, I wrote their answers on a small chalkboard and snapped a photo.  Then, I printed their names, cut 'em out, and viola!  Adorableness! 
And here's a view of the Hollywood snacks! Yumm!

I copied Sarah's idea of writing "Hollywood" on butcher paper with a wide paint brush.  It made the absolute perfect background for friend photos, award pictures, and everything else! :)   I got the red carpet from Party City

I had this stack of goodies on the tables for the parents to take home.  I stacked their Marvelous Monday Folders, Summer Packets, their Hollywood Ending Memory books, and a CD copy of our class movie and individual pictures.  Extremely time consuming making those CD's but I will always do it. The parents just love getting photos of their babies! :)
{If you swing by Sarah's blog or store, be sure to tell her I sent ya!} 

The party was a lot of fun but I am so glad it's over.  Now I have 3 half-days ahead {that's just 12 total hours} with my kinders. 
Happy {last} Tuesday...to me...and all the other teachers experiencing their last Tuesday! :)


  1. Kelly...STOP the world!!! Your party turned out SO freakin' cute!!!! Oh, thank you so much for the sweet shout out--I appreciate it more than you know! So very happy that y'all had fun with it! Good luck with the last few days! :) hugs, Sarah

  2. So cute!! And the handprint stars turned out adorable!!

  3. I am so jealous at that ending picture there. I am in movie burning, booklet making hell right now! Looks like a fabulous hollywood party! So jealous!!!

  4. This looks like so much fun! Do you have anyone helping you?
    I LOVE the stars with hand prints.
    My Second Sense

  5. Love your blog! The handprint stars are super cute! I am new to blogging and am your newest follower! Stop by my blog if you get a chance!
    Look forward to seeing more posts.


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