Saturday, May 15, 2010

Teacher Appreciation-Movie Night

Thanks to many of the ideas found online for teacher appreciation week, I selected the movie night option for my kids to give to their teachers. Secrets of a Super Mommy had this idea and it was fantastic! The teachers loved it so much. My son's teacher mentioned that he carried it around to show to all the other teachers. As a teacher myself, I would have loved getting this gift myself.
I found the popcorn containers at the local Goodwill, but I also saw them at Michaels craft store. Inside the red envelope I used a regular card and copied the saying from Secrets of a Super Mommy and inserted a dollar bill.The kids put mini candy bars, licorice, and popcorn inside the containers. Check out the other ideas here that I debated on using. I realized that I will probably save those other ideas for next year. Maybe even do two gifts during that special week. This same blog has some great last day of school party ideas. I can't wait to plan one for this year. Thanks for the great inspiration Secrets of a Super Mommy!

A Mad Hatter Tea Party

Every year, I host a special tea party or a brunch for local alumnae and active members of my sorority. This year I chose the theme of a Mad Hatter Tea Party.
Here is the invitation:

I designed the invite to look like a card from a deck and had them printed on white card stock. They turned out so cute!

Centerpieces were cupcakes made by a local senior in High School as part of her senior project. She hand made roses white and sprayed them red to look like they were painted red. Some cupcakes had a small heart card in them. I also made fruit kabobs to go with the cupcake centerpieces. Since this was a tea party theme, I also put tea pots and tea cups out. I made tags that said, "eat me" and "drink me" for the tables and tea cups. With the bright pink table linens it looked so festive.
I used hot pink and lime green as accent colors too. I love all the bright color!
Of course, festive hats were needed too. This is a picture of me and the hat I purchased at the local Herbergers store. Being that the Kentucky Derby was that same weekend, hats were easy to find and on sale. What a great party it turned out to be!