Not only do my kids look forward to the last day of school but they also look forward to the annual Slip n' Slide Party that we have a few days after school ends. They each get to invite 1-2 friends along with their Moms (so I can have some fun too) to come over and have fun in the sun. We provide pizza and popsicles and then ask everyone to bring a side dish. It's also the only time of the entire year that I make Kool-aid...he.he.he! To prepare for the party, I set up the slip n' slide and fill up a sturdy plastic pool and turn on the sprinklers--easy peezy! I usually buy pre-cooked pizzas about 20 minutes before everyone arrives so that we are ready to eat right when they all get there.
I can't tell you how much my kids LOVE doing this every year. In fact, as I was blogging this my 4 year old saw one of the photos and said, "Oh I LOVE it when we do that!" Not only do they love it but I also enjoy doing it every year because it gives me a chance to enjoy the sunshine and chat with several of my friends all at once. So this might be a fun idea for you to try to celebrate the beginning of summer.
What do you like to do to kick off the end of the school year?