Help your teachers toast to the end of the school year with this fun summer send-off idea from the Hamilton Christian School PTO in Lake Charles, La.! The PTO was able to pull off this event for less than $200 for 46 teachers and staff (décor, drinks, and snacks). Here’s everything your group will need to pull off this low-key celebration for teachers.
@ptotoday Stay afloat, teachers! It’s been a long year and having a miniature pool float to hold your beverage just feels right. 🦩📸 @hcspto #teacherappreciation #PTOlife #ptopresident #teacherappreciationweek ♬ original sound - PTOToday ✨ School Family Media
1. “Stay Afloat, It’s Almost Summer” sign
HCS PTO printed their sign locally on photo poster paper and taped to a neon pink poster board to make it sturdy (and cute!). You can use their Canva template below.
2. Pool float drink holders
The only trouble your teachers will have is deciding which one to pick...the rainbow unicorn or the pink crab? Tough decision!
3. Tan faux grass tissue paper fringe table skirt
4. Summer hibiscus grass skirt deck fringe
Place around a wagon with the drinks.
5. Beach straw hat
You’ll want one for each PTO volunteer, of course.
6. Hawaiian flower garlands
7. Straw hut
8. Flamingo rubber ducks
Hide them around the school for a tropical scavenger hunt for teachers!
9. Inflatable cooler
Keep drinks and yogurts cool—just inflate and fill with ice.
10. Grass skirt trash can cover (for recycling cans)
11. Beach photo backdrop
This is a fun add-on for teachers to snap a few selfies!
12. Pink spoons (50-count)
Don’t forget to bring a portable speaker to play music! You can find themed playlists on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.
Shopping List: Snacks and beverages for 46 teachers and staff
- 12-pack Coke
- 12-pack Dr. Pepper
- 12-pack Diet Coke
- 12-pack cream soda
- 12-pack Spindrift pineapple sparkling water
- Three 16-count Chobani yogurt
- One 48-count pack Brownie Bites
- Three 16-count Dole Pineapple Tidbits and Tropical Fruit
- One bag clementines
- Two 2-lb packs strawberries
- Two 3-lb packs seedless grapes