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“Alright, ladies! Let’s talk end-of-the-school-year celebration ideas!” I got that group text and was tempted to reply, “Um… sleep? Or how about just not going to school?” At this point in the year, I’m just happy if my kids’ toes aren’t sticking out of their sneakers, so planning an end-of-the-year celebration brings pressure I don’t want to put on myself. Then I think that there are only so many “last days” left, and guilt settles in. Do ya feel me?

If you want to do something to mark the end of the year but struggle to muster up the strength, here are 12 ideas that require less energy than it takes to pack a lunch (for the last time for the next two months).

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