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Garden Party Theme -- Ideas for luncheon?

11 years 5 months ago #142651 by FoxMom
For freebee samples-- go to mom2momlist.com you might have to register to get into the boards-- it's free though-- but then when you click on the boards icon-- there is a section that offers freebees-- just don't know if there is enough time to get them through the mail at this time.
Hit up Mcdonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, 7-Eleven-- local franchises that might be able to give you coupons for a free coffee, slurpee, something--
Also Dairy Queen or an ice cream company-- free ice cream coupons--
We hit up local restaurants for gift cards and raffled them off-- almost every teacher received a gift of some sort-- 50 total....
Good luck!!!
11 years 5 months ago #142653 by mcj39
Replied by mcj39 on topic Garden Party Theme -- Ideas for luncheon?
Our school is responsible for our Teachers Organizational Breakfast for next school year. We are thinking of a "garden theme" , we will be serving breakfast. Any ideas on what we could serve to go with this theme? we will most likely have this catered.
10 years 5 months ago #149068 by mcj39
Replied by mcj39 on topic Garden Party Theme -- Ideas for luncheon?
I know how it feels to have few volunteers. This year, instead of just relying on asking people I knew to donate food items, I sent out a short note with all the students. I made sure it was only in the positive: Yes, I can bring a covered dish or dessert, Yes, I can help with set up or clean up, Yes, I can help with recess or lunch duty. When you include everyone you will be surprised about the new names you will see volunteer. Even if it is just a few more names, it is always appreciated. Some people are just not comfortable about volunteering and need a little nudge!
Chicken salad on croissants are always a good addition to the garden theme, plus a nice veggie lasagna. We have a wonderful volunteer who has a beautiful garden, she is nice enough to supply all the table center pieces. We are also writing special sayings on poster board commending the teachers and hanging them through out the school. for example; "Teachers ,shaping minds, touching hearts"," Teachers Rock", "Teachers Believe...Children Achieve", "Teaching is a work of heart", etc. There are so many! Have fun!
8 years 9 months ago #155723 by craftynanny
Replied by craftynanny on topic Garden Party Theme -- Ideas for luncheon?
Our Garden Theme last year was "Planting the Seeds of Knowledge"

We always do pot luck, but for decor, the table cloths were burlap material, we had a landscaper donate some left over sod from a job that was set on a board (so the dirt wasn't directly on the table). We decorated with ladybugs and butterflies (available at Michael's) and we used terracotta pots to display the desserts. We got some tins and lined the windows with fresh flowers, still in their little black pots so they could be planted, and as a favor everyone got a garden shaped cookie cutter.
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