Desperate For New Birthday Classroom Ideas

Decorating By mandy3689 Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 8:42am by jlh

mandy3689 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 8:20pm
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Ugh! My son & daughter both need birthday treats for their classes this week and I am completely out of ideas... We have done the burgers, cones, etc and we really REALLY needs some new ideas! Individual servings (ex. cupcakes) are a must.

Please help!

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poohsmomma Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:45pm
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candy apples, popcorn balls, RKT in some shape???

kansaslaura Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:56pm
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What about dipped rod pretzels? I love me some salty-sweet snacks!

CookieD-oh Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 10:17pm
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I sent giant cake balls with my son last year. They seemed to go over well. No one had had them before.

jmr531 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 10:20pm
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cake balls, cookies, brownies, doughnuts, fudge, homemade marshmallows (saw this suggestion on chowhound and thought it would be cute for a class. Here is a recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-marshmallows-recipe/index.html)

hollyml Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:18am
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Bake a jelly roll type cake, but instead of rolling it, use cookie cutters to cut it into individual-serving 2D shape cakes. Coat with a poured frosting or glaze, which both decorates the cake and serves to keep the cut edges from drying out.

Both of my kids' classrooms this year have a ban on cupcakes or other birthday sweets. I have mixed feelings about this. icon_lol.gif

cookiemama2 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:36am
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We can't do treats for birthdays either. They are only allowed "junk" on something like 10 days in the year , birthdays not included. I usually send cookies, individually wrapped so they can take them home. That and it saves them from touching everyone of them before deciding which one they want!
Maybe alphabet cookies if they are young enough or something to do with what they are learning.

Chasey Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:18pm
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How about a semi nutritious treat with individual clear cups of trail mix, tied with ribbon, cellophane or saran wrap and their names? If you don't know the names, just mix it up with different colors of ribbons...some boyish, girly and neutral. icon_smile.gif

You could use chex cereal, cheerios, M&M's, mini chocolate chips, mini pretzels, mini marshmallows, raisins, craisins or fruit snacks mixed in.

Chasey Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:22pm
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How about a semi nutritious treat with individual clear cups of trail mix, tied with ribbon, cellophane or saran wrap and their names? If you don't know the names, just mix it up with different colors of ribbons...some boyish, girly and neutral. icon_smile.gif

You could use chex cereal, cheerios, M&M's, mini chocolate chips, mini pretzels, mini marshmallows, raisins, craisins or fruit snacks mixed in.

Apti Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 8:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hollyml

Bake a jelly roll type cake, but instead of rolling it, use cookie cutters to cut it into individual-serving 2D shape cakes. Coat with a poured frosting or glaze, which both decorates the cake and serves to keep the cut edges from drying out.

Both of my kids' classrooms this year have a ban on cupcakes or other birthday sweets. I have mixed feelings about this. icon_lol.gif




Yeah, our's too. Something we've used with great success is to buy a huge bag of popcorn (Smart & Final) and plastic cups and a dipper to fill the cups. Works great, cheap, and can feed 20-150 kids. Plus, there is leftover for later, or to donate to the teacher's lounge, whatever.

jlh Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 8:42am
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Jello with Knox cut with cookie cutter.

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