Friday, February 26, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week a few weeks ago at our school. I LOVE being the chairperson for this committee!! I love spoiling our teachers and making them feel extra special. I try to get the point across to everyone on the committee to please pay attention to the little details and please bring only "homemade" food items during the week. Anyone can go to Wal-mart and buy a dozen cookies from the bakery. But to really show we care, bake those cookies (even if it's "slice and bake"!) The girls on the committee were awesome because they all like the special details. I kept telling them, "Martha would be so proud!"

The bags (which were only 6 cents a piece at Wal-Mart after Christmas!) were filled with containers of fruit salad, chicken salad, and pasta salad, as well as a croissant, two cookies, and mini muffins.

We made these labels from scrapbook paper and paper punches. They were so fun!

The teachers enjoyed themselves and really noticed the details. They had as much fun eating the lunches as we had making them. I will tell you this because it's too funny not to share. One of the girls who came to help assemble the lunches ( and who is a huge help and always ready to get to work), asked, "Okay, can we just start scooping?" I explained that we were going to scoop the salads into the containers, label each salad with a darling little label, put the cookies into clear bags and tie them with ribbon, fold the top of the bag down, fold the napkin in half and punch holes through the napkin and bag, thread a ribbon through the holes then tie the fork onto the ribbon. She looked at me like I had two heads. I said, "It's can laugh." She replied, "Oh thank God." Then she proceeded to die laughing! It was actually hilarious.


  1. We'll be "stealing" your idea at my daughter's elementary school. We have state testing (TAKS)starting tomorrow and like to do something special for our teachers. Thanks for the inspiring project. Love it.

  2. how sweet of you to do that! it sounds like it was not only cute, but delicious!

  3. This is the CUTEST idea!!! Love this (and your Easter buckets by the way...totally want to copy those!) Can't wait to find a reason to make these!

  4. I just love all of your ideas and your for details. I will definitely keep these in mind for our Teacher Appreciation Day. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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