Breakfast Block Party for the Last Day of School

The last day of school is finally in sight.  (And I have to say, I am SO excited!)  Today and next week, I’ll be sharing two great last day of schoolideas from Ali B, mother to two elementary school children.

On the last day of school, Ali’s neighborhood gathers together for donuts, juice boxes and coffee in one of the cul-de-sacs.  They publicize the Homeowners Association-sponsored event with flyers in mailboxes about a month before, also alerting the bus driver.  The parents and kids then meet 45 minutes before the school bus usually arrives.  The kids run around and the parents take pictures.  And you’re going to love this:  the bus driver sometimes even joins them!

The kids get on the bus; parents take more pictures and then the bus driver takes off, honking the horn with everyone cheering.  (Don’t you want to move into their neighborhood?)  Ali also mentioned that some of the parents then go out for breakfast.  What a fun morning and great way to start off summer!

Thanks for sharing, Ali!


  1. The people of Ali B’s neighborhood have been doing this right for a very long time. It’s a great idea to actually have the opportunity to be open and mingle with the other friendly mothers and have fun taking commemorative photos and activities to welcome the summer season. It’s also a very good time to have outings because of the improving weather for that time.

  2. Stopping by from from Teach Me Tuesday. This is such a cute idea! I will have to think about organizing this for our neighborhood. The bus stop is right outside our door! It would be fantastic and the kids would love it!

  3. What a fabulous idea! I want to play, and I don’t even have kids in school! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!