Saturday, May 11, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week!

This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week.  At my daughter's school we "appreciate" the whole school staff.  They all work very hard, (I know - my mom was a french teacher for many years) and we give them little treats all week long.  Then on friday, we host a luncheon for the staff.  Here are a few photos of the event...I decorated with a blue & brown theme.

First thing was to cover the plain wall.  I used craft paper in brown and blue, then added pretty wrapping paper (the triangle shapes) for fun and interest.
I hung branches from the ceiling.  On the branches I tied ribbons in varying shades of gold, brown, and blue.

The centerpieces were flowers from my yard.

More flowers from my yard, and I draped this column in beaded blue & brown fabric.  Gave it dress maker details with ribbon binding.  Then added a beaded trim at the top of the column.  Love the sparkly details!!!
~~A bit of glitter & glitz!~~

Chandelier crystals adorn the top, and rose leaves adorn the bottom of the vase.

Wrapping paper at the top of the vase...I used a paper punch to get the pretty pattern around the edge.

More wrapping paper for the buffet table background.  And more glitter paper too!!

Lots of yummy food in my silver trays...
The school staff enjoyed this lovely setting in the teachers' lounge for their relaxing lunch.

A very sweet lady named Kim made ALL of the desserts.  I take no credit for any of the food...I just display it...

We (PTA) also gave the staff members a nice tote bag as a gift. 
Food & Presents:
A good day for the school staff!
Treat your teachers well -- they work hard!  : )
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  1. Oh my, you really outdid yourself on the decorating! I'm sure the teachers felt truly appreciated.

  2. This is lovely! I am sure all the teachers appreciated the setting. So pretty! Thanks for being a follower.....Christine

  3. What a beautiful way to celebrate your teachers. I'm sure they must have felt appreciated.

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. This is a lovely way to say thank you to the staff at your daughter’s school. What a pretty table and the flowers from your garden made a lovely centerpiece. I love what you did on the ceiling and wall, transforming the plain space to a lovely design with color.
    You have a lovely blog and I am delighted to meet you............

    The French Hutch

  5. This looks wonderful. My daughter is a teacher and I know how much things like this mean to them. Beautifully done,

  6. How lovely! Beautiful job on the decorating and I know they appreciated it. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  7. Wow! How thoughtful! You put a lot of work into appreciating the school staff. I can only guess that they feel the love in a big way. How nice of you to go the extra mile to make it truly extraordinary!

  8. Fabulous decorating! thanks for sharing all the ways you decorated. Linda

  9. You really went all out. Wonderful, because I think teachers work so very hard. It's nice to go the extra mile to show how appreciated they are. I am sure everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. What a beautiful event and stunning decorations!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!


  11. So pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog-I'm happily following you back! :)


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