My girls have danced around the house all weekend reminding me that there are only “9 days left of school”.
At this point, actually learning anything is mute – it’s all about treat days and field trips to celebrate the end of another school year…. essentially a month-long party with a bit of math squeezed in.
Last week Madison had “Candy Day” at school.
I’m not sure why her teachers thought that jacking thirty 11 year-olds full of sugar was a good idea, but hey, it was during school hours – so ‘not my monkeys’ right?
I thought it was the Teachers that were going to bring in the treats, so I decided to save them a bit of money out of their pockets and bring a candy bar / candy buffet in for the beasties to gorge on.
Did you know that most bulk food stores will allow you to bring in containers and measuring cups so that you only buy what you actually need?
It’s true – and as much as I would have LOVED to have extra treats after the mason jars were filled, my caboose really didn’t need the extra girth.
I lined each jar with the store plastic bag and then filled to the top. Once I had a full jar, I was able to just squiggle the bags back out of the jar and pay only for the amount I needed.
I tried to come up with ideas for everyone – salt water taffy, sour keys, chocolate sports balls, gummy worms and gum balls.
I picked up these cute treat bags in the clearance section at Michael’s for $2 per 16 bags.
The wood tray is the one I made in this post.
I dropped the candy bar / candy buffet off during the lunch hour, but the kids caught a glimpse and went wild. I’m going to guess that the behaviour right up until the free-for-all was stellar. lol
The behaviour afterwards…
let’s just say I didn’t get a thank you card from the teacher. lol
This would be a great idea for birthday parties as well – let the kids bag up their own treats to take home as loot bags.
So if you have only “9 days of school left” and need a treat that doesn’t involve you spending a fortune or slaving in the kitchen – let me tell you that a candy buffet is the way to go!
I’m also going to suggest that you send the candy bar to school or to a friend’s house so that you don’t have to deal with the sugar-high repercussions.
Have a great one!
- Between Naps on the Porch