12 Sweet School Themed Treats to Celebrate the End of the Year
The school year is winding down and summer will be here before we know it. Many of you will be looking to make some sweet festive treats to bring to your kid’s teachers and classmates. From chocolate chalkboards to book worm cookies, this collection of festive desserts will give you plenty of ideas to cook up in your kitchen!
School Themed Cookies and Cupcakes
Kids have so much fun baking cookies and cupcakes, and they are the sweetest way to celebrate the end of the school year. Personalized cookies also make a memorable (and yummy) end of the year gift for teachers!
If you excel at decorating cookies with royal icing, Sweet Sugarbelle offers some inspiration with her collection of school themed cookies.
For your favorite bookworms, you can take a lesson in cookie baking from CookieD-oh and bake up some adorable Bookworm Cookies.
Don’t have time to make and decorate cupcakes? Bake snickerdoodle apples, instead! You can find the recipe at Burlap N Bling.
There are so many cute cupcakes to make, how do you choose? If you want to make super easy Apple Cupcakes check out Love from the Oven’s tutorial.
Cupcakes are always a hit at end of school year parties. The Partiologist teaches you how to simply decorate adorable bookworm cupcakes.
Creative School Themed Treats
Your child’s teacher and classmates will welcome these creative school themed treats during this year’s party!
Give your teachers a bucket full of Make-Bake-Celebrate‘s crunchy, sweet, and salty pretzel twist apples to thank teachers for being so sweet.
Personalize your own chocolate chalkboards like Hungry Happenings did, to thank that special teacher!
Give your kids a pencil that you wont mind if they chew. Ode to Inspiration shows you how to make the perfect pretzel pencils.
Fruit leather and white chocolate add up to a super cute edible book. Hungry Happenings will show you how easy these tiny books are to make using three ingredients.
What teacher wouldn’t love Oreo apple pops? Amanda’s Parties to Go gives you an easy to follow lesson on how to make these candy treats.
If you prefer a glue gun to a mixer, then you’ll enjoy crafting edible glue sticks with the help of The Celebration Shoppe.
Another crafty project brought to you by Giggles Galore, couldn’t be easier. Her A is for apple candy cups are quick and easy to make and even have printable tags!
Last Day of School Traditions
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Does your family have any last day of school traditions? When my daughter was younger, we would plan to spend the first full day of summer at her favorite amusement park that was geared toward smaller children.
Now that she’s in middle school, the way we celebrate has changed a little, but we still mark the occasion!
Ways to Celebrate Summer Break
- Celebratory Meal/ Ice Cream: Let your kiddo pick out either a special dinner for you to make together, or take them to their favorite restaurant, or out for ice cream. When we do this, we play “Peaks and Valleys”. This is when we share the highs and lows of the school year, talk about goals, and reminisce over the incredible memories and growth of the year.
- Summer Sleepover: As soon as exams are over, I let my daughter have a couple of her close friends sleepover. We order pizza, rent movies, and they just hang out and unwind.
- Make a Summer Bucket List: This has been one of our traditions since my daughter was old enough to understand. We make a bucket list of all of our goals and desired activities for summer break.
- Create a Summer Reading List: We are huge on reading in this house! We either use the school’s summer reading list, or compile our own reading list, so that we are prepared for summer library/ bookstore adventures!
- Host a Tide-Dye Party: This is the best idea for a summer play date! Invite some of your kids friends over for a tie-dye lunch party! Ask everyone to bring a t-shirt (or something else to tie-dye), throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill, and have a Welcome Summer party!
- Stock Up On Art Supplies: I try to do this throughout the year when they are on sale. We love crafting and painting over summer break!
- Enjoy a Lax Schedule: I try to keep a flexible vibe as much as possible over summer for both of us. She needs time to be bored, amusing herself during summer break, and we both need to decompress after a hectic year. It’s the best part of summer!
More Ways to Celebrate The End of The School Year
- 27 DIY Teacher Gift Ideas
- Succulent Pens Teacher Appreciation Gift
- Experts Say, Kids Should Be Bored in the Summer
- Fun Sumer Activities for Kids
How are you celebrating the end of the school year? Comment below!