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Teacher Appreciation Week: Easily Create a Gorgeous Garden-Inspired Celebration

Let’s plan the most fabulous garden themed Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate your school’s staff and teachers for all of the fabulous work they’ve been doing all year long to make your school a better place!

Teacher Appreciation Week is typically observed during the first full week of May each year, but it’s never a bad idea to honor your teachers and staff whenever the spirit moves you.

Let’s walk through a gorgeously planned out floral garden themed staff appreciation week!


Decorating the staff lounge, library or other space where you’re hosting the teacher celebration with a garden theme is easy when you steal these ideas!

Sunflower Welcome Hanging Banners Fall Porch Banners Flags Thanksgiving Door Banners Summer Hanging Banner for Front Door Halloween Garden Home Yard Sunflower Party Decorations (White Background)

Welcome staff into the party room with a decorative banner, making the entrance welcoming and impossible to miss.

Pink Gold Balloons Garland Kit - 120pcs Pink Gold White Latex Balloons Arch for Baby Shower Birthday Wedding Princess Party Decorations

Balloons make the task of decorating simple since they pack such a punch. This ballon kit can be used as a balloon arch, garland or swag.

GIHOO Daisy Balloon Garland Arch Kit 157Pcs White Groovy Daisy Flower Macaron Pastel Balloons Garland for Baby Shower Daisy Theme Wedding Girls Birthday Two Groovy Boho Party Decoration

This daisy chain balloon kit will help you craft cute flowers directly on spot for the theme.

32Ft Pink Purple Yellow Printed Flowers Flora Pennant Banner Fabric Triangle Flag Bunting Garland for Easter Day Spring Summer Decor Birthday Party Wedding Home Outdoor Garden Hanging Decoration

And then layer this simple pennant on top of the banner for a knock out look.

Mybbshower Colorful Fiesta Paper Flowers (9''-7'' Assorted) Set of 10 Outdoor Decoration Kids Birthday Carnival Rainbow Theme Party Backdrop Photo Booth Wall Decor

Transform boring walls by hanging clusters of these paper flowers. They’re such a lovely accent!

NICROHOME Wedding Party Decorations, 12 PCS Green Pink Floral Paper Lanterns with 3D Flaky Butterfly Kit for Spring Decor, Engagement, Baby Shower, Birthday, Garden Ornaments

Don’t forget the use all spaces for adding decorations to the space, including the ceiling! These paper lanterns are quite fun and would be easy to hang, especially if the ceiling is like most in schools, with a dropped ceiling grid.

VABAMNA 33pcs Spring Hanging Decorations for Home - Flower Butterfly Hanging Swirls with Led Lights for Spring Summer Easter Flower Butterfly Themed Birthday Party Decorations

Intermix some swirls beside the lanterns for a fun decorative mix.


Decorating the table is a surefire way to add some easy decorative accents to the space without taking any time out of your schedule, plus some function at the very same time.

Breling 3 Pieces Summer Floral Table Cover Watercolor Wild Flowers Tablecloth Plastic Floral Tablecloth for Easter, Dining Kitchen Room Picnic Camping Party Holiday Decor, 54 x 108 Inch (Vivid Style)

Covering the table with a tablecloth not only beautifies and protects the surface, but also makes clean up easy since you can just fold all of the dirt and crumbs into the middle of the table cloth and toss it when the event is over.

Farochy Artificial Grass Table Runners - Synthetic Grass Table Runner for Wedding Party, Birthday, Banquet, Baby Shower, Home Decorations (14 x 48 inches)

Next, roll out a patch of green grass to add some much needed contrast and visual break for all of the floral patterns.

10 Pieces Sunflower Honeycomb Centerpiece Table Toppers, Autumn Summer Spring Birthday Decor for Women Kids Office Classroom Birthday Party Easter Butterfly Party Daisy Party Mother's Day Supplies

This mix of floral centerpieces make for an pretty addition to the table.

Kate Aspen Pink Floral 7 in. Decorative Premium Paper Plates (350 GSM weight -Set of 16) - Perfect for Bridal Showers and Weddings,

Next, choose some on theme garden plates to accent the tablecloth.

Kate Aspen 2 Ply Paper Napkins (Set of 30) Garden Blooms, One Size, Multicolor

And don’t forget about napkins! This set coordinates nicely with the two plate options.

Kate Aspen Sage Green Party Decorations, Eucalyptus Floral Tent Place Cards (Set of 50) - Perfect for Greenery Baby Shower & Bridal Showers

With food allergies and other dietary restrictions for so many folks, labeling food is essential and a super thoughtful thing to do. These tent cards are a simple way to alert guests to foods with common allergies, like peanuts as well as kosher, gluten-free, vegan, etc. dishes.

Boxgear 50pcs Bamboo Plant Labels (T-Type) with a Marker Pen, Garden Markers, Plant Tags, Wooden Plant Sign, Gardening Accessories, Garden Markers for Seed Potted Herbs Flowers Vegetables

Another option for labeling food are these plant markers.

JERIA 16-Pack 4" Plastic Flower Plant Pots Thickened Seedlings Nursery Pots, Colorful Flower Plant Container Seed Starting Pots with Pallet (8 Colors)

Plant the markers in a colorful pot so they’ll stand out on the table and be more noticeable to those who need the information.

VGOODALL 50pcs Butterfly Garden Decorations, 11.5 inch Plastic Butterfly Stakes Ornaments Artificial Butterflies for Flower Bouquet Arrangements Crafts Outdoor Wall Patio Plant Christmas Yard Decor

And add some butterflies to add even more panache!

Daily Appreciation Plan

To really make your teachers and school staff feel loved and appreciated, use this plan of events to do something for them every day of the work week:


Set up a bountiful breakfast with loads of goodies like:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Mini Naked juice bottles
  • Fruit
  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • Muffins
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Granola bars

It’s easiest to buy breakfast items in bulk when possible, to avoid the run around and workload for the Staff Appreciation Chair, so hit up big box stores to save some time and get better pricing in most cases.


Follow up Monday’s breakfast with a gift and personalized note for each staff member, which they will really love.

Don’t fret about what to give as gifts, since candy is always a great thing to consider.

Sunflower Lollipops Suckers, Summer Birthday Party Candy Favors, Yellow Floral Decoration Lollipop, Set of 12 Individually Wrapped

These individually wrapped sunflower lollipops are a yummy treat.

OSNIE 20 Sets Sunflower Party Favors Include Keychains Organza Bags Thank You Kraft Tags, Cutie Ornament Sunflower Keychains Pendants Hanging Return Gifts for Birthday Party Bridal Wedding Baby Shower

These sunflower keychains are a non-edible addition to the gift bag.

American Meadows Wildflower Seed Packets "Cultivate a Brighter Future" Party Favors for Guests (Pack of 20) - Wildflower Seed Mix, Plant Year-Round, Gift for Hostesses, Showers, Weddings, Thank You

And be sure to pop in a packet of wildflower seeds.

AerWo 48PCS Floral Gift Bags, Cute Flower Pattern Goodie Bags for Kids Birthdays, Party Favor Bags Bulk with Thank-You Stickers for Bridal Shower, Birthday, Wedding Favor Bags, Medium Size

Bag up everything into a cute gift bag.


Midweek, treat the staff to a lovely luncheon!

Partner with a local restaurant to cater the luncheon, call a few food trucks in, or put out a spread for a hearty salad buffet.

Be sure to finish off the day with a delicious dessert.

Z ZICOME Novelty Disposable Plastic Shovel Shape Dessert Spoon, Set of 50

Cups of “mud” are a fun treat to make and serve with these shovel spoons.

Party Hippo Cupcake Cups, 4.5 Oz 25 pcs Disposable Foil Muffin Liners, Gold Cupcake Baking Cups, Baking Cups(Gold Dots Blue)

Cupcakes are an easy post-meal treats. And there are many cupcake liners to make the baking process easier and the end result more beautiful!

CHOCKACAKE Edible Wafer Paper Butterflies - Set of 24 Purple Pink Green - Cake Decorations, Cupcake Topper

Elevate the cupcakes with a cute butterfly topper.

Kritkin Cupcake Stand, Woodland Baby Shower Decorations Wood Birthday Party Supplies, 3 Tier Cardboard Wooden Tower, Grain Rustic Jungle Animal Cupcake Stand Lumberjack Western

Display the treats on a cupcake stand to open up more room on the table. Always smart to go vertical, rather than horizontal when serving a staff luncheon to serve more at once.


Load up an A/V cart from the library with snacks and hand deliver a mid afternoon treat to each classroom.

If you’re not able to personally deliver the treats, set up a snack station in the Staff Lounge in the morning for staff to grab and go throughout the day.


Finish off the week with a thoughtful gift of a potted plant or a bundle of seeds for teachers to grow in their home gardens.

homenote Plant Pots, Set of 15 Plastic Planters with Multiple Drainage Holes and Tray 6 inch Indoor Plant Pot for All Home Garden Flowers Succulents (White)

If you start early enough in the year, you can get a few PTO members to start baby plants by taking cuttings of their plants, making the gift low cost.

Plant up the baby plants in a pot like this one.

BUZZY Terracotta Mini Grow Pots | Assorted 6-Pack | Daydream Collection | Sunflower, Daisy, Poppy, Cactus, Forget-Me-Not | Best Gardening Gifts and Favors | Growth Guaranteed

If you don’t have enough time to propagate the plants, another option is to gift a seed pot instead.

You can also buy a flat of annual plants and cut the cells apart and give a plant to each teacher and school employee.

It’s a small, but thoughtful token of appreciation!

Over to You!

All of these ideas for a floral garden-themed Staff Appreciation Week will bloom into a memorable and heartwarming experience for your school employees.

Each day’s event is a lovely way to recognize staff for their efforts and hard work.As the week draws to a close, and a reminder of their dedication.

Just as a garden flourishes with care and attention, our school and PTO connections flourish when we take time to express our gratitude and appreciation!

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