Birthday Celebrations

We at The Parkside School understand that Birthdays are Special!

To help our classrooms run smoothly, we have the following suggestions for planning in-school celebrations:

  • Contact you child’s teacher ahead of time
  • Set a time with the teacher at least 1 week in advance
  • Share a favorite activity or book if desired
  • The teacher can clarify classroom size and any allergies/food restrictions
  • Please provide paper plates or napkins for serving

(Pick One)

  • Small cupcakes or Cookies, Munchkins, or mini homemade treats
  • Popcorn or Pirate’s Booty
  • Grapes, Sliced Apples, Bananas, or Berries
  • Cucumbers or Carrots

No separate treats for boys and girls (items brought will be enjoyed by all children and will not be distributed by gender).


  • No Goodie Bags (instead, consider donating a book with a dedication written by the child, or an item from the class wish list).
  • No juice or drinks.
  • No sheet cakes
  • No candles
  • No peanuts

Click here to view the guidelines (PDF).