I’m a mom and elementary school teacher, so that pretty much makes me an expert when it comes to school birthday celebrations since I plan almost 30 of them every year. Speaking from experience – easiest is best! In today’s post I am sharing over 20 of the best store-bought birthday treats to celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom.
Individually Wrapped Birthday Treats: Perfect for School Parties
I am a big believer in all things simple…especially when it comes to birthdays.
Your child’s classroom birthday party is no different.
That is not the time or place to go over the top or all out.
Sure, it’s fun to celebrate birthdays in the classroom, but save the cake and ice cream for the party you throw at home.
Besides, many schools no longer allowed home-baked treats.
And with the rise of food allergies like nut, gluten and dairy – a pre-packaged birthday treat that has all ingredients clearly labeled is a must.
Even during a normal year your child’s teacher would much prefer to hand out a fun and simple individually wrapped treat than to walk around a room with 30 kids all begging for the last chocolate cupcake while she does her best to not drop them or shove her fingers into all of them.
To make life easier – choose one of these fun store-bought birthday treats that are kid (and teacher) approved.
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Before selecting a snack to send into the classroom, be sure to check with your child’s teacher to see what the school’s guidelines are. Many schools require peanut-free snacks or don’t allow homemade baked goods at all. Before spending a lot of time or money putting together classroom snacks, it’s a great idea to ask if anyone has any special dietary requirements as well.
The Best Prepackaged School Birthday Treats
When choosing classroom birthday treats, I can tell you with 100% certainty that your child’s teacher will absolutely love you if you choose an individually packaged snack to celebrate their special day.
There are so many students with dietary restrictions these days, passing out school birthday snacks can be a very stressful event.
Store-bought snacks with nutrition labels that clearly list all ingredients are so helpful to avoid life threatening medical conditions like nut allergies.
I promise that sending any of these awesome birthday snacks will be a big hit with the kids and your child’s teacher.
9) Cotton Candy
10) Candy Necklaces
11) Sour Gummy Worms
13) Ice Cream Sandwiches
15) Whistle Pops
18) Ring Pops
19) Cracker Jacks
20) Unicorn Tears
21) Scooby Snacks
22) Jello Pudding Snacks
26) Candy Bracelets
27) Otter Pops
28) Pirate’s Booty
29) Popcorn Balls
30) Fortune Cookies
31) Animal Crackers
Healthy Birthday Snacks for School
Healthy snacks are a great option when it comes to classroom parties.
From my experience as a classroom teacher, I know there are more and more kids every year who are only allowed organic or dye-free snacks. By choosing one of these healthy alternatives, you can feel good knowing that you did your best to offer something without as much added sugar or other concerning ingredients.
There are plenty of healthy snack options the whole class will still enjoy.
31) Granola Bars
33) Gogurt (even more fun if frozen)
35) Fresh Fruit Cups
39) Boom Chicka Pop
40) Go Go Squeeze Pouches
41) Bob Snail Fruit Rolls (these are adorable!)
Non-Food Birthday Treats for School Parties
One option that everyone is guaranteed to enjoy is a non-food gift item.
Choose one, or fill goodie bags with a few for a fun way to celebrate their big day.
41) Temporary Tattoos
43) Self-Inking Stamps
44) Scented Erasers
48) Slap Bracelets
49) Bubble Wands
There you have it, mama! A bunch of teacher-approved, individually wrapped snacks, and store-bought birthday treats to send to school on your child’s birthday.