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Sign Up Guide: Plan a Class Party

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Planning a class celebration is one of the best parts of being a school room parent. Get the party started with this nifty guide.

SignUpGenius has all the resources and tools you’ll need to make your event a success. Here’s how you can use online sign ups to simplify your celebrations this school year.

Getting Started: What Should People Sign Up For?

  • Volunteering: Are you planning several stations for class games? Do you need parent helpers to serve food? An online sign up is a simple way to let volunteers sign up for the tasks they’ll enjoy.
  • Donations: Those ice cream sundaes won’t make themselves! Even if some parents can’t make the class party, most are happy to send in supplies to make it a success.

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Communicating the Details

Parents are busy, so the clearer your communication is, the better. Here are some of our favorite tools to get the word out.

  • Send via SignUpGenius Messaging: You can quickly email parents directly from SignUpGenius’ system by setting up a group. You can share as soon as you create the sign up or come back later to the “Messages” tab under your Sign Ups account page.
  • Post on the Web/Social Media: If your teacher maintains a Facebook or Weebly page, you can post your sign up’s unique link directly to the page with information about your event.

Try These Sign Up Tools

  • Create Custom Designs: We have hundreds of free sign up themes for you to choose from, but if you’d like to take things up a notch, you can create your own custom theme or choose from hundreds of premium multi-photo design layouts.
  • Add Start/Stop Dates: Got a popular sign up? Make sure it opens to everyone at the same time — or closes to prevent last-minute swapping — by introducing start and stop dates.  
  • Ask Custom Questions: Gather extra information such as T-shirt sizes or food preferences by asking custom questions to sign up participants. Only the event organizer will see the responses!
  • Set Quantity Limits: Make sure sign up opportunities are evenly distributed by adding quantity limits. That way one parent won’t sign up to bring all 10 flavors of popcorn you requested!

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Planning Your Class Parties

Need more reasons to celebrate? Here are some of our favorite class party ideas.

There’s nothing like a good party! And with all the hard work students and teachers put in throughout the school year, there’s no one more deserving.

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