What Your College Student Wants in a Finals Care Package
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Despite having graduated college 8 years ago, I still remember those days like they were yesterday. In fact, I was actually pregnant with my daughter when I walked the stage to get my BA at Umass. This may seem weird, but I kinda miss those jam-packed days of cramming in study notes, writing papers, and trying to memorize weird things. While I didn’t stay in a dorm, I always secretly envied the students talking about roommates and parties.
Ahh, the days of college gossip and who is seeing who. I still remember being traumatized by fellow students about certain professors and who to stay away from. I kept my circles small, and my backpack stuffed.
Stuffed with what I thought were essentials to get me through the lonngggg and sometimes tedious full days on campus. Sometimes I was there from 8 am until 10:30 pm. Gotta love them last-minute late-night classes you need to graduate.
Anyhow, in light of Melissa McCarthy’s latest movie, LIFE OF THE PARTY and it being finals season across college campuses nationwide, I wanted to throw back to college care packages and some ideas on What Your College Student Wants in a Finals Care Package…as told from a Mom who is no longer in college but hears alll about it! But first, check out this HILARIOUS trailer!
LIFE OF THE PARTY (rated PG-13) will be in theaters on Mother’s Day weekend–May 11th! What better way to spend the day with Mom than going to see this hilarious film that you are sure to relate to. Melissa McCarthy plays Deanna, a mother and housewife who is suddenly dumped by her husband whom she dedicated her life to. She decided what better way to “better” her life than by heading back to college to complete her degree. She conveniently lands herself on the same campus as her daughter and becomes you guessed it…the LIFE OF THE PARTY!! Oh, how I *cannot* wait to see this movie!! It looks EXACTLY like the flicks I love! Get your tickets now.
LIFE OF THE PARTY (rated PG-13) will be in theaters on Mother’s Day weekend–May 11th! What better way to spend the day with Mom than going to see this hilarious film that you are sure to relate to. Melissa McCarthy plays DeAnna, a mother and housewife who is suddenly dumped by her husband whom she dedicated her life to. She decided what better way to “better” her life than by heading back to college with her daughter. She conveniently lands herself in her daughter’s classes and becomes you guessed it…the LIFE OF THE PARTY!! Oh, how I *cannot* wait to see this movie!! It looks EXACTLY like the flicks I love!!
Now back to this Finals Care Package designed for girls!
So, this is what I envision to be the best finals care package– obviously on a budget…gotta love them student loans…haha. I have divided them into edible things, and non-edible things. If you send your student a care package I suggest adding things like soaps and lotions to a zipper bag so it does not make the home-baked cookies taste perfumey–just trying to help!
Tea– for those late nights when your student probably wants to head to a party but has too much studying to do.
Disposable Travel Coffee Cups– Because we all know takeout coffee can add up and college students are pretty broke.
Water Enhancers– Because tap water is so gross by itself.
Energy Snack Mixes– They will need all the energy they can get.
Energy Drinks– Perfect for early mornings after an all-nighter.
Chocolate– Because who doesn’t love chocolate?
Gummy Candy-Gummy Bears are life for college students.
Notes books galore– Because not everything can be added to a cell phone calendar.
Study Tools like Sticky Notes– These are a lifesaver for keeping track of important things.
Sleep Mask– Because college students probably sleep during the day!
Soap– This goes without saying. Soap from mom/dad/family members always smells better, and nervous BO is no joke…just saying!
Bath Salts– For trying to relax and unwind. If they do not have a tub, add their care package items to a foot bath like I did! that way they can fill it with warm water and relaxxxx.
Elastics– These things grow legs after the first night you buy them and go missing way too fast!
Nail Buffer- to encourage them to NOT chew their nails!
Zit Cream– Sometimes college brings out the pizza face in us all.
Unicorn Fur Pen– Well, I actually just liked this myself, BUT a fun pen is so necessary to help distract others when they are trying to take notes from a possibly boring professor!
Will you be heading to theaters May 11th to see LIFE OF THE PARTY?