Cheer Coach Josh is done for the year! Last night was the official end of Josh’s first cheer season. He was approached about coaching the freshman squad kind of out of the blue last fall, but he’s had a blast doing it all year. To celebrate the girls achievements and have some fun, Josh wanted to throw a little party in his classroom and asked me to help out with all the details. Of course I said yes, because I’m really into parties, but also, the man works non-stop. He’s up early in the morning and often doesn’t get home until 7:00 or later. So, I really wanted to help make this party special not just for the girls, but also for my hardworking husband.
We brought in sandwiches and fruit for dinner and I whipped up some fantastically girly cupcakes for dessert. Seriously, I always get requests for my Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes. They are always the first to go. But, I was equally excited about the Vanilla/Vanilla combo this time, because they got purple icing and some edible glitter! Man, do those girls love glitter!
I snagged those polka dot straws and IZZE Sparkling Blackberry sodas on sale at Target. These were a big hit! The girls loved sipping yummy soda from cute straws. Who wouldn’t right?I didn’t do much in way of decorations, but I did make a lot more of these ruffled crepe paper garlands in purple and black. They got strung up all the way around the room and Josh’s white board, and at the end of the party, I let the girls take them home.
I mixed up a party playlist featuring a fun mix some girl power tunes, current pop, and a sprinkling of 90′s sporting event songs (y’all ready for this?). After eating and chatting, Josh handed out cute little awards for each girl, they all made a few speeches, and then we took lots of pictures.
It was a lot of fun. These girls are all super goofy. Plus, you can just see from the pictures above that they love their coach! It makes me so happy that Josh has a group of students he can count on to work hard and be respectful; a luxury he is not afforded in his everyday classes.
But have no fear! Because Josh is taking over Freshman AND JV next year, so you haven’t heard the last of Cheer Coach Josh!