Finally, my last duty as room mom is fulfilled. I'm a little bit stressed by room mom duties, I'm not going to lie. Last year I helped at every party, but I wasn't the one coming up with ideas, which was nice. When you're the one coming up with ideas, everything is sounds extremely complicated or extremely juvenile and boring. Add the pressure of your child telling you that she doesn't want a boring party (do something cool, Mom) and it's enough to drive you crazy.
So I decided for the spring party to buy peeps, marshmallows, and toothpicks to let the kids build birdhouses for their peeps. I know, toothpicks and first graders - scary! But I laid down the law before I passed them out and everyone was very well behaved. As a bonus, they all seemed to love the project! Once we finished that, they got to decorate cookies before devouring them along with cupcakes, marshmallows, and pretzels.