Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! (almost)
I'm linking up with the fabulous Tara and her infamous Monday Made It. I'm getting excited as the summer is approaching and I know I'll have more time to create and share!
Last Friday my school celebrated a good friend of mine's retirement. I was overjoyed when I was asked to provide the decorations for our luncheon at school! I love a party!
Here is some of the little touches I created, in hopes of making her feel special...
These were the first things I made for the party and by far my FAVORITE touch! Another amazing teacher who loves party planning helped to collect large baby food jars, I then hot glued a box of 24 crayons around each jar and then added a little ribbon, just because it needed a little somethin' somethin'.
Crayon bud vases ready to go out to the tables! I love all of the bright colors!!!
These were the centerpieces at each table...two crayon bud vases, a brightly colored pom, and framed quotes from some famous authors. The frames are from Ikea and were loaned to me by another amazing teacher. She has used them for her table numbers at her wedding, isn't that darling??
Since by teaching buddy was our school's Reading Specialist, I decided to have a children's literature theme to the decorations. I used my overhead projector to help me sketch some of the more detailed characters. Don't you just love how mischievous Max and Eloise look???
I liked the simple black painted outlines, so instead of painting the entire character, I chose to add one or two details in color to make it pop.
This was the backdrop for where the party took place. Hopefully you can recognize some of these characters!
Here's a closer shot of some of my favorite little critters!
This book cover bunting was inspired by the very woman who hosts this link party, Tara! I loved seeing the bright illustrations liven up our teachers lounge!
Finally, I'll leave you with the quote below.
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Day and thank you for all of the love and care you put into your classrooms each and every day!