To get parents to sign up for a classroom party, you need a well-designed sign-up sheet. It should be clearly visible, easily accessible and have well-defined instructions.
Give the sign-up sheet a catchy, readable title. Make the font clear and large, so parents know exactly what the sign-up sheet is for. Include the date and time of your classroom party as well as the location or any location changes. Under the title, include what the sign-up is for -- extra supervision, help with the party or treats.
Create clear sections in your sign-up sheet with a chart or table. Label the information you need from the parents across the top of the chart. For example, have columns labeled: "Name," "Phone Number," "Email Address," "Food You Will Bring," and "Time You Can Come to the Party." You may need more or fewer columns across the top depending on the amount of information required. Include enough rows for parents to sign up. If you want 15 parents to sign up, create at least 15 rows.
You can also designate how many of each treat category you want, for example: "Three parents are needed to sign up for desserts," or "Three parents are needed to sign up for healthy snacks." Note foods to avoid signing up for; for example, there may be a student with peanut allergies, so parents shouldn't sign up for celery and peanut butter.