Back to School Part 2

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. The kids are back and there are a lot of great ways to kick off the school year!

Some possible events your school/parent committee may be planning…

Carnival Themes

A big event that usually takes place in the fall is the school carnival! Parents and teachers work together to come up with a great event and there is usually a cute theme involved! Lisa’s own kid’s school recently did a Dr. Seuss theme for their carnival. They made tissue pom Lorax Trees lining the hallways, just like the ones pictured below! This theme is great because of it’s bright mix of colors and fun characters, as well as being educational and promoting reading!

Solid Colors: $18.99 – 400 sheets per package
Colors: Citrus Green, Red, White, Tropical (green, yellow, orange, pink & purple)
and Rainbow Pastel (Shades of yellow, pink & purple pastels)

Wildside Animal Print: $18.99 – 200 sheets per package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Librarianism Chronicles; 2- Happy Mrs. C; 3- Scrapaholics

Another theme that would be great for a school carnival is a Candyland or just Candy theme. What kids don’t like candy? The ideas below feature giant lollipops made of balloons wrapped with cellophane on top of wooden dowels. Colorful paper plates wrapped up like candies in cellophane, you could also tie these with ribbons on the end too! And the last idea features styrofoam discs, wrapped in colored tissue paper and then covered with cellophane and stuck on a wooden dowel. These ideas are inexpensive, yet showy they would be great for any school budget and super fun for the kids!

12″ Latex Balloons: $8.49 – 100/bg

Clear Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $4.79
30″x100ft – $5.69
40″x100ft – $7.59
Note: We also carry bulk rolls of cellophane, see store for selection and pricing.

Foam Discs:
2″x8″ – $2.89 ea.

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Posh in a Pinch; 2- Parents.com; 3- Glorious Treats

Cake Walk

We’ve gathered some great ideas for a Cake Walk or any sort of baked good contribution to your school’s carnival or event. Even if your school does not allow home baked goods, these are still really great ways to package store bought items and still give them that homemade look and feel. Package cupcakes individually in plastic cups and simply drop the cups into our cellophane bags, tie it up with some ribbon or tulle and your cupcakes will stand out among the rest of the baked goods on the table! Another spin on individually wrapped cupcakes is to use some of our curling ribbons, like in the second picture. A cute idea that makes this idea really unique is to add a fork poked inside of the cupcake with a tag or note! Next, you could package cookies, store bought even, rolled in cellophane and secured with ribbon on the ends! Simple, yet so much better than the regular store packaging! And the last idea is also for cupcakes, just a little more intricate. For this one, take two of the plastic cups and punch holes in the sides to match up. Then tie both sides with ribbon, like our 3/8″ pippin sheers and you’ve got a nice little container for cupcakes!

Cellophane Bags:
3.5″x7.75″ – $6.49 100/bx
4″x9″ – $7.29 100/bx
5.5″x12″ – $8.99 100/bx
6″x14.75″ – $11.69 100/bx

Curling Ribbon: $1.99 500yd roll

5/8″ Double Face Satin Ribbon: $8.99 50yd

Pippin Sheer Ribbon:
5/8″ $1.00 25yd
7/8″ $2.50 25yd

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Lisa Storms; 2- Singing with Birds; 3- Martha Stewart; 4- Home Cooking Memories

Silent Auction Gift Baskets

A lot of school events have silent auctions to raise money and a lot of times each class is responsible for a gift basket. A common way to put your basket together is to first come up with some sort of theme and once the basket is complete you are definitely going to need some cellophane to wrap it up and make it pretty with some ribbons and tulle! We’ve got tons of great quality cellophane in different lengths, colors and patterns and all at great prices too!

Clear Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $4.79
30″x100ft – $5.69
40″x100ft – $7.59
Note: We also carry bulk rolls of cellophane, see store for selection and pricing.

Colored Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $7.75

Assorted Printed Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $7.75-$7.99

MSI, LLC

Gift Basket Store

We’ve also got you covered for a unique container if you are planning a sports themed basket! Our planters come in football, baseball, basketball and more! We also carry different themed planters that would be cute using this same idea; Happy Face, Birthday Cake, Love Bug Car, Tractor, Monster Trucks, Cow.

Sports Ball Planters:
Baseball: $7.50
Golf Ball: $6.99
Basketball: $8.90
Football (Large): $8.90
Football (Small): $6.99

PTA Silent Auction Baskets

And the last idea featured below is to take a potted planted, real or silk, and using our plastic cardette holders, display an assortment of gift cards. This idea is both practical and eye catching! You’ll certainly received plenty of bids just for creativity!

Cardette Holders:
9″ – $5.29
12″ – $6.99
18″ – $8.99
100 cardettes per package in each size.

Plasti Foil: $6.29 – 20″ x 30ft

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry.

We want you to spread the word to groups you may be involved with and let them know we are here to help with events you might be planning! We welcome schools and non-profit organizations to shop with us year round! All we need is the school’s tax ID number and some basic information (address, phone, email, etc.) and you will be all set to purchase with us! And we have some great supplies and products that are perfect for teachers and parents alike. So get excited for your school’s upcoming fundraiser or carnival! Teachers, get a jump start on plans for seasonal classroom decorating, or everyday supplies!

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