Decor: The decor was simple for this one. I grabbed anything high school related for my centerpiece - a flute, a basketball, graduation cap, whatever you can find laying around your house. I served the food cafeteria-style on a side table and each guest's plate was a styrofoam cafeteria tray (purchased in a pack of 10 at Dollar Tree). I also put graffiti in my bathroom to make it seem like a real H.S. bathroom with cheesy things like Joe + Suzy = Love 4ever and silly things like that.
|Remember...they are suppose to look cheesy!|
Food: When you think cafeteria, you often think tater tots and burgers, but I like these monthly dinners to have more interesting food. So all I did was think of recipes I could rename into stereotypes. Here is what I came up with:
- Jamaican "Jock" Chicken -- easy & super tasty (just bought Lawry's Carribbean Jerk marinade)
- Mashed "Pothead" Potatoes with a Chicken "Goth" Gravy
- Band "G(r)eek" Salad
- "Stoner" bread joints -- Pillbury bread cut into small sticks rather than into biscuits
- "Cheer"-io Ice Cream Crunch -- found this Ice Cream Crunch recipe on the Cheerios website.
Activity: We played Pictionary with phrases that had to do with high school. I made them up...from Homecoming Queen Sash to Yearbook Editor and Chief.
Some other ideas I didn't do for this one, but you totally could if you had more guests -- Have each guest take a photo with a "yearbook photographer" then put them all together as part of a thank you gift for attending. This was a fun party and a great one to do in September or anytime during the school year.