Last year, I was the room mom for Kate’s and Sam’s classes, making me responsible for the Halloween and then Valentine’s Day parties. The party planning really threw me for a loop and I spent a ton of time, money, and anxiety on them.
This year I’m only the room mom for Sam’s first grade class – and if I over-stressed last year, I am under-stressing this year. Big time.
I mean, I only have one spreadsheet!
Seriously, this shindig is tomorrow, and I’ve barely gotten my head around it… maybe laying it out here would help.
We’re going to have four stations:
1. Snacks. Check that one off the list!
2. Halloween bingo. Print, cut, done. I told you I am phoning this in!
3. Slime. This one… stresses me out a little. It sounds like a good idea in theory – kids will enjoy making ooey, gooey, slime, right? But it definitely has the potential for mess and disaster. I’m debating assigning this station to my science teacher husband… he can talk about polymers and solids and liquids and all that nonsense, but I might be better served to put a couple crafty moms there instead. Lots of variables here.
4. Spider craft. This was the one Halloween craft I could find that didn’t involve glue, hand prints, or paint. So let’s hope for the best.
I used SignUpGenius again this year and it makes it so simple to get the other parents involved. Maybe that’s why I’m not stressing out so much…
Wish me luck!