The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Book Party for Kids

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney Book Group. The opinions and text are all mine. We are celebrating the release of the new Mo Willems book with a Pigeon-themed party! #ReadMoWillems

Grab your copy of The Pigeon HAS to GO to School! by Mo Willems, it’s in stores now! We love the Pigeon book series and this book didn’t disappoint. It was a great read for my soon to be kindergartener who had a lot of the same questions that Pigeon had in the story. The book was a good conversation starter for processing all of those fears that I didn’t even realize my 5 year old had. I love how a book can help give words to emotions that children might not be able to verbalize.

With back to school season right around the corner (where did summer go?), we decided to celebrate the end of summer with a pigeon themed “bird-day” book party! Disney Books was so kind to send us some themed decor for our The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! book party. The pigeon plates, cups and party hats made our party that much more special, and the beautifully plush Pigeon blankets from Berkshire Blanket. You can plan an at home party with yellow and blue plates, cups and decor. I added in some yellow potted flowers for our centerpiece that I plan on decorating our porch with eventually.

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! book party isn’t complete without a homemade pigeon treat to snack on while we read! To make chocolate covered Oreo pigeon treats, melt light blue chocolate candy melts as instructed on the package. Dip Oreos in the melted chocolate and place on a piece of wax paper. Before the chocolate dries, place a large edible eyeball on each cookie. Place two yellow Tic Tacs on the side of each cookie to look like the beak. Allow chocolate to fully dry and harden before enjoying.

We finished The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! book party with cupcakes. My kids also took turns reading the charming new book and my soon to be 3rd grader had an opportunity to talk to his little sister about what kindergarten was like for him. It was a sweet sibling moment and calmed some fears of the unknown. Things appear less scary when your older brother has your back!

I highly recommend planning a book themed party this summer. Let the kids be in charge of the menu and decor if they want to help. DIY fizzy bath salts would make a fun party favor. It’s such a fun way to celebrate learning and something that the kids will always remember!

Make sure you grab a copy of The Pigeon HAS to Go to School to engage in a readalong with your family ahead of the new school year!


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