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Let’s Plan a Heart-Themed Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is an important event to celebrate the dedication and hard work of your school staff, teachers and administrators who work so hard to keep your school running.

Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) can play a big role in coordinating the week-long celebration by planning an event to thank teachers and staff.

This year, why not go the extra mile and organize a heart-themed Teacher Appreciation Week?

Not only will it be a thoughtful gesture from parents, students and the PTO, but it will also bring lots of joy and appreciation to teachers and school staff!

Here are some tips on how to plan a heart-themed Teacher Appreciation Week, with ideas for activities for each day of the work week.


Decorations are a pretty easy way to punch of the excitement level or any celebration and Teacher Appreciation Week is no different.

Thoughtfully selected decorations will show your guests that you’ve gone above and beyond to make the celebration something they’ll enjoy on multiple levels.

50 Pieces Love Heart Balloons Red Pink Latex Heart Balloons for Valentines Day Wedding Anniversary Engagement Birthday Garden Company Celebration Graduation Prom Party Decoration Romantic Decoration

How lovely will bundled bouquets of heart shaped balloons scatted throughout the Teacher’s Lounge look?

Pllieay 50 Pieces Plastic White Balloon Sticks with Cups for Party, Valentine's Day, Wedding, Anniversary Decoration

Eliminate the need for expensive helium by using these balloon stick holders to form the bouquets.

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Create a curtain around d the Teacher’s Lounge entrance or fill an empty wall with an iridescent heart garland.

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Prefer to stick with traditional reds and pinks for your color scheme?

This rich red heart garland is just the ticket and comes with individual stands to customize to your heart’s delight!

LOLStar 3 Pack Valentine's Day Foil Curtain,Valentines Day Party Decoration,3.3x6.6 ft Red Heart Shape Tinsel Fringe Curtain Valentines Photo Backdrop,Streamer Backdrop for Birthday,Engagement,Wedding

This foil heart curtain makes decorating a snap!

Adhere at the top and be treated to a huge swath of heart fun.

ArtCreativity 80 Heart Garland Red & Pink- Valentines Day Decoration, Large 4" Hanging Hearts, Valentines Day Banner 8 Strings, Each 6.5 feet Long with 10 Hearts (5 Pink and 5 red).

There are a bunch of cute heart garlands to choose from, so I’m listing multiple options because mixing and matching all of the styles is another fun option.

I love the different shaped hearts in this last garland option.

Next, covering the tables in the space where you’ll host appreciation events is a must for a few reasons.

Practically speaking, the table covering protects the table surface and makes clean up at the end of the event quick and easy.

Second, tablecloths are a quick and easy way to add a decorative punch and announce your theme so clearly.

AnyDesign Valentine's Day Rectangle Tablecloth Red Pink Heart Fabric Table Cloth Washable Table Cover for Wedding Anniversary Holiday Picnic, 60 x 104 Inch

How adorable is this checkerboqard-esque heart table cloth?

Pandecor Pink and Red Hearts Valentines Plastic Tablecloth,51" X 107" Table Cover for Valentine's Day (3)

This heart sprinkle tablecloth still speaks the theme loud and clear but in a more subtle way.

Red Valentines Day Table Runner Love Heart Valentine's Day Table Runner, Seasonal Anniversary Kitchen Dining Table Decoration for Indoor Home Party Decor 13x72 Inch

Center a heart table runner down the middle of the table for another texture and layer, which adds to the feel to the decorations.

Iconikal Bulk Party Foil Confetti, Valentine's Love Hearts, 3,000 Count Romantic Dinner Decoration Foil Glitter

Once you have your table cloth down, sprinkle a generous dose of shiny heart confetti down the center of the table or concentrate in the center.

SIZGAROOT Red Pink Acrylic Heart Shaped Crystals Gems for Valentines Day Decor Wedding Party Vase Filler Table Scatter Decorations (200 PCS)

Repeat with these heart crystals.

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Add a few of these vertical hearts on the tables for a simple centerpiece along with the gems and confetti.

With decorations all set, let’s move on to the activities for the week!

Daily Teacher Appreciation Activities


Start the week with a scrumptious staff breakfast!

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Tune it in the heart theme by getting some heart shaped plates for the meal.

ReliThick 200 Pcs Valentine's Day Paper Napkins 13 x 13'' Red Heart Disposable Napkins Cocktail Engagement Napkins Dinner Lunch Red Heart Napkins for Valentine Wedding Anniversary Party Supplies

Have plenty of napkins on hand.

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Continue to heart theme through to the cups for the breakfast with these cute heart print paper cups.

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Skewer fruit on these cute heart food picks.

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Pile bagels, muffins or danishes up on these heart print platters to save space on the table or count for your breakfast spread.

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Add food labels to all unpackaged food to alert guests to gluten free or vegan options reserved for guests with dietary restrictions.

Also add a label for all foods with nuts and dairy so guests can choose their breakfast accordingly.


Hallmark Blank Cards Assortment, Watercolor Hearts (48 Cards with Envelopes)

Slip a love note into each staff member’s mailbox.

Lystaii 250pcs Heart Shape Paper Valentine Heart Confetti Blank Paper Tags Heart Cutouts Gift Tags for Party Favors Wedding Decorations Baby Showers Thank You Card Christmas Cards (5 Color-B)

Recruit students and parents to share their warm words and bring the heart shaped note cards to the meeting or two before your staff appreciation event to help get more people involved in the fun.

Better Office Products 100-Pack All Occasion Greeting Cards, Assorted Blank Note Cards, 4 x 6 inch, 6 Contemporary Heart Designs, Blank Inside, with Envelopes, 100 Pack

Here’s another heart themed note card option to choose from.


Set up a cocktail bar for a mid-week treat!

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Pair these drink mix pouches with bubbly water for a totally work appropriate beverage.

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Offer up lots of flavor options to suite all tastes.

This Craftmix mocktail mixer set looks pretty good!

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Set out fancy heart cups to elevate the experience and give it a more fun feeling.

C.R. Gibson With All My Heart Valentine's Day Or Birthday Party Disposable Cocktail Napkins, 5" x 5", Red

Heart shaped cocktail napkins are a must to keep stains and sticky fingers at bay.
Boao 200 Pieces Valentines Straws Valentines Paper Straws Heart Drinking Straws Heart Striped Paper Straws Decorative Holiday Straws for Valentine's Day Wedding Party Supplies, 8 Styles

And heart print paper straws pull double duty as mixing sticks.


Teling 24 Pcs Valentines Day Gift Bags with Handle Kraft Heart Love Paper Bags with Tissue Paper Valentines Goodie Bags for Wedding Valentine Gift Giving Party Supplies Date, 9 x 7 x 3.15 Inch (Pink)

Finish off the week with a gift bag for each staff member.

Fill heart print gift bags with school spirit wear and anything else you think they’d love!

Leather Heart Bookmarks, Wayzton Corner Page Book Accessories for Women, Kids, Cute Handmade Reading Gifts

Really anything heart shaped will work! Like these heart shaped bookmarks and page markers.

Heart Shape Sticky Notes 8 Color Bright Colorful Sticky Pad 75 Sheets/Pad Self-Sticky Note Pads

Heart shaped sticky-notes are a fun and functional gift bag option.

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A heart shaped polished stone is a tactile option to consider since they can use it as a rubbing stone to meditate or clear their head.

Valentines Day Lollipops Mini Red Heart Shaped Strawberry Flavored Lollipop, Individually Wrapped, 5g Lollipops (40 Lollipops (Half-Pound))

Toss a few heart shaped lollipops into the bag too!


End the week with a sweet send off with a dessert bar!

DOVE PROMISES Milk & Dark Chocolate Valentines Day Candy Hearts, 24.2 oz Bag

Get a few bags of these heart shaped Dove chocolates for an indulgent treat.

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Bake up individual heart shaped mini cakes. Lids are included with these aluminum pans if you’re planning a grab and go option.

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A silicone heart mold is another option for individual brownie treats.

BinaryABC Red Heart Cupcake Liners Baking Cups,Valentine's Day Cake Decorations Party Supplies,100Pcs

Heart print cupcake liners work best with vanilla or white cake mix.

Wilton Jumbo Heart Sprinkles - 3.25 oz.

Top off the brownies, cupcakes or mini cakes with a pinch or two of heart confetti sprinkles.

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Pop a few heart cupcake toppers in a few to add visual interest.

Next, display the treats on a variety of risers to literally elevate the dessert bar.

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This acrylic stand is a neutral base and your PTO can use it for years to come.

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A simple round tiered cupcake display is a smart way to serve about a dozen cupcakes in a small footprint.

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Presentation on a tiered cupcake stand with integrated LED lights really does matter and can make all of your hard work shine!

Over to you!

Hope this post has filled you with lots of inspiration and ideas for ho you an your PTO can host the most fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week to honor your school’s staff, teachers and administrators.

Now it’s your turn to run with these ideas and bring them to life!

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