movie star teacher appreciation week ideas

How to Plan a Movie Star Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers will appreciate being treated like the stars that they are with a Hollywood-glam Movie Star themed Teacher Appreciation Week!

For an entirely themed out week, you’ll need to get a plan together to cover decorations, daily activities and a plan for treats you’ll surprise the teachers with!

Unlike some other themes, this Hollywood teacher appreciation theme is one that will be universally enjoyed, no matter the person.

After all, who doesn’t like to be told they’re a star?

Daily Teacher Appreciation Plan

Really wow your school staff by treating them to a little surprise every day of the week!

Give them a taste of what you have planned for them with a flyer that highlights what’s in store for them.


How about treating your staff as the stars they are?

First, set up a School Walk of Fame and customize these stars with the names of each staff member for a personalized touch. Take a wall and stick the stars up all over it for a special display!

Next, decorate the Teacher’s Lounge to set the fun tone for the rest of the week.

Cover all tables with this director’s cut table cloth. This decorative element also serves a highly functional purpose in giving a solid surface to quickly wipe down during the week as well as making Friday’s clean up snap since you can roll it up and toss it, crumbs and all.

These fun whirly gig hanging decorations are so on point for this movie theme! Hang them from the ceiling or along the walls.

Add these Lights, Camera Action banners to the teacher’s lounge door or stick up onto the walls for a quick and easy way decoration.

Last, hang a banner to literally spell out how you feel!


For the second day of teacher appreciation week, set up a popcorn snack station.

These popcorn packets make popping just a batch or two simple since you just simply trim off the top and the other packets stay sealed and ready for use down the road. If you’re not making a ton of popcorn, they’re a perfect solutions to having everything you need right on hand. And the popcorn also comes out perfectly seasoned every time since the proportions of popcorn to oil to seasoning is in an ideal tasty proportion.

Serve the treat in these popcorn bags that can be enjoyed right in the teacher’s lounge or in their classroom or office.

Pretty much everyone loves popcorn, so making the effort to make enough for everyone and setting it up on a serving table in a nice way will surely be appreciated! And since popcorn is pretty inexpensive, so you won’t blow a lot of your budget on this day.

If you don’t have a popcorn maker, contact a local movie theater and see if they’d be willing to donate some.

Set out this variety pack of popcorn toppings so teachers and staff can add a savory or sweet flavoring to their popcorn, depending on what their taste buds are craving.


Today’s the day to put on a gorgeous luncheon!

To set up for the teacher appreciation luncheon, start by literally rolling out the red carpet leading to the entrance to the teacher’s lounge. Be sure to tape down the sides to lessen the trip hazard. Safety first!

Consider putting together a gorgeous balloon arch– it’s easier than it looks! This balloon kit is a fun variety of balloons that cohesively bring the movie star theme color scheme together. The confetti balloons are especially fun since you don’t see those everyday. The teachers will love this extra special step!

Use the leftover boxes from yesterday or get some of these larger popcorn containers and use them to decorate the dining tables. On the buffet serving table, fill them with utensils or small, scoopable foods.

Next, dress the tables with functional, yet very fun decorative paper products.

I love these graphic movie scene marker inspired napkins. So bright and cute!

And I found these coordinating plates too. These will look great on the table and the square shape is pretty fun since it’s a little different. A square plate is nothing ground breaking, but taking care to think about the colors, shapes and textures used throughout the week will come through to the teachers and staff and they’ll appreciate the extra effort you’ve made to make everything special.

These food trays are a fun option for serving lunch!


Get the students involved by chalking the sidewalks leading to the doors the teachers and staff enter the building with supportive and appreciative messages.

This is an almost zero-cost activity that your teachers will really love and enjoy! What a way to start (and end) their day since they’ll see the messages at least on their way in and out of school that day.


Save the last day of the week to be awards day and hand out lots of dessert as the prizes!

Every teacher is a deserving winner, so whip up a batch of these award statuettes and put one in each teacher’s mail box. Look at the gold statuettes holding the apples- so perfect for teachers!

Use the mini apple cookie cutter in this cutter set to replicate the look.

Package them in these cute cellophane bags.

Or serve the cookies on this dessert tower, or whip up some cupcakes. Both will look absolutely fabulous displayed in this way!

If you go the cupcake route, wrap the treats in these Hollywood cupcake wrappers.

And top them off with these fun sprinkles that have a touch of glam.

And then add a a final bit of fun and whimsy with these glittery movie cupcake toppers.

Over to you!

And now you have a complete plan for an entire week of red carpet Oscars inspired teacher appreciation events. Hope you take these ideas to shower your staff with much love and appreciation for all they’ve done and will continue to do to make your school fabulous!

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