Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rise & Shine Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Hey! Hey! Long time no post! Now that the school year is winding down there are so many things to talk about! First off, how the heck do people do it? I don't know how they balance teaching, family and blogging. I just can't seem to get all three down at the same time! But I am looking forward to the summer when I have more time on my hands! Yahoo!
I've decided I'd like to be a party planner in my next life. It certainly taps into a creative outlet that I enjoy. I thought I'd share a few photos this weekend from celebrations during the school year that I helped with. 
One of my many other hats that I wear is Secretary on the PTA at my daughter's school. It's important for my girls to know that I am involved in their education and in their school. I may not be able to volunteer in the classroom or go on every fieldtrip, but being apart of PTA is the right balance for me. Plus, we make time for things that are a priority, right?
So I finally convinced the PTA President to let me decorate for the Staff Appreciation breakfast... oh you know, 24 hours before it happened. No problem. I got this! I quickly threw together some invites for the staff. Complete with Stickles. Because everything is better with a little sparkle.

I quickly put together some last minute decorations for a Rise and Shine breakfast theme. Simple, but bright and cheery. It's all about the colors. I hung some pom poms and lanterns. The huge sun is made out of poster board.

Oh Pinterest. You get me every time! I saw these sunburst pom poms and needed to make some. The round table ended up being too big and my table cloth too short to make the sunburst table cloth. So I ended up hanging them above the food table. I really could have used some more poms and lanterns there, but that's what I had to work with at the time.

I found this perfect little free You are My Sunshine printable. I had some frames laying around the house and decided to resize the prints to make them fit the IKEA frames I had. 

 I added lemon slices to the mason jars for the flower center pieces.  The four lines from the song fit perfectly down the staff table. (The runner is mesh wreath making material and worked perfectly for a long runner.)

This little celebration came together quick and the teachers really enjoyed it. As a teacher myself, this is really the least I could do to thank them for all of their hard work!

 But they sure were surprised when they came into the breakfast the next morning to new couches, tables and a rug! PTA showered them with love this year! Now they have a cozy place to relax and enjoy their breaks. You do not want to see the couch that was there previously. This was a major splurge, but the teachers are worth it!

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