Great Idea: School Year's Eve Party

Holly of the website, 11 Cupcakes, sent us an email telling us about the fun party to get kids excited about the upcoming school year. She throws a School Year's Eve party for her kids and their friends.
We used the school's mascot, polar bears, as inspiration for the cupcakes. White frosting, coconut, and junior mints helped them to look like polar bear faces and paws. It wasn't until the party that I realized most kids don't like coconut :)
After dinner, they each made a 'School Year's Resolution', one thing that they each wanted to work on this school year. As a special surprise, I asked the kid's new teacher to stop by for a guest appearance. The kids loved it and felt very special to get a chance to know her a bit before school started.