Back-to-School Event Ideas
A new families event
Remember the jitters of walking into a new place? Let’s turn that around! Organize a friendly get-together to make new students and their families feel right at home. This isn’t just about the kids; parents can share their hopes, maybe some fears, and find fellowship in the process. And hey, if the school PTA takes the lead, it’s a golden chance to rope in some volunteers.
Ice Cream Social
Who can resist a scoop (or two) of ice cream? Host a laid-back ice cream social at the school, a local park, or even collaborate with a neighborhood ice cream parlor. Partnering with local businesses might even sweeten the deal with some sponsorships. And here’s a cherry on top—interactive name badges! How about jotting down your favorite summer memory or the latest book you’ve read?
School Scavenger Hunt + Pizza Party
Navigating a new school can feel like a maze. So, why not turn it into a game? Organize a scavenger hunt that takes students on a whirlwind tour of the school’s nooks and crannies. And once the adventure winds down, what better way to refuel than with a pizza party? It’s the perfect setting for students to swap stories and make some new pals.
Additional Back-to-School Event Tips
- Name badges: Let’s get to know each other! Ensure everyone has a badge with a fun fact or two.
- Food, glorious food: Everyone’s a fan! Explore sponsorships or tap into the school/PTA funds for some scrumptious treats.
- Capture the moments: Designate a shutterbug for the day. Those candid shots? Perfect for the school’s Instagram or the yearbook.
- Social media buzz: Create a social media hashtag for all your events and include that information along with your school’s social media handles on invitations.
- Raffles and giveaways: Prizes are always exciting, especially for something everyone wants! For example, a reserved parking spot for high school students or a batch of cupcakes from a local bakery for your elementary school student to share with classmates on their birthday would generate a lot of interest.