How to Organize a Magic Themed Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers work their MAGIC daily by teaching, loving, and inspiring their students. They JUGGLE so many responsibilities and challenges. Why not use this teacher appreciation week to pull out the RAZZLE DAZZLE and create a week they’ll never forget?!

Decorate the Space

Every magic show needs a fitting stage! Here’s your chance to conjure up a fantastic backdrop for your week of fun. Hypnotize your teachers by transforming their humdrum area into a space of wonder. 

Ugly walls? No problem! Abracadabra!! Hide them away with some sparkling wall coverings and set the color palette at the same time!

KatchOn, Red and Black Fringe Curtain, Pack of 2 - XtraLarge, 8x3.2 Feet | Red and Black Backdrop Curtain, Red and Black Party Decorations | Christmas Decorations | Black and Red Party Decorations

A red and black fringe curtain is a simple but impactful choice. 

ELOPELY Casino Theme Party Decorations, Game Night Party Magic Birthday Party Decorations, Magic Banner for Las Vegas Theme Party Decor (Black, Red)

Next, layer on some garlands and colorful fan decorations.

All-In-1 Red Black and White Balloons Arch Kit for Red and Black Birthday Party Decorations – Red and Black Balloons for White Black and Red Balloon Garland Kit – Graduation Black and Red Balloons

In front of your newly blanketed walls, adding a massive color-coordinated balloon arch complete with confetti balloons is sure to memorize your teachers!

Big Dot of Happiness Ta-Da, Magic Show - Magical Birthday Party Hanging Decor - Party Decoration Swirls - Set of 40

Hanging decor is an easy way to hit those stereotypical magic elements of rabbits and hats and to play up the fun factor of this theme. Bonus point is you can hang the decorations from the ceiling!

Big Dot of Happiness Ta-Da, Magic Show - Hanging Vertical Paper Door Banners - Magical Birthday Party Wall Decoration Kit - Indoor Door Decor

Wall hangings can mark a special break room or staff area to celebrate for the week. Echoing the ceiling decor will keep your area cohesive.

Set the Table

sancua Rectangle Tablecloth - 60 x 84 Inch - Stain and Wrinkle Resistant Washable Polyester Table Cloth, Decorative Fabric Table Cover for Dining Table, Buffet Parties and Camping, Black

With such dramatic room decor, draping your tables in simple black tablecloths will help tone things down a little and make your other table decor pop. Investing in coverings like black cloth tablecloths will be useful for a variety of PTO functions in the future. And it’s always magical to machine wash and reuse something so versatile!

Big Dot of Happiness Ta-Da, Magic Show - Magical Birthday Party Giant Circle Confetti - Party Decorations - Large Confetti 27 Count

Black doesn’t have to boring, but rather is the basis for fun!

Add some oversized confetti dots for an added touch of fun.

MOWO Glitter Five Stars Paper Confetti, Wedding Party Decor and Table Decor, 1.2’’ in Diameter (Glitter Gold,200pc)

Then up the excitement level even more by tossing some gold star confetti playfully across the table for sparkle and glam.

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Food is sure to disappear quickly when served on red and black plates with matching dotted serving wear. 

Magic Party Supplies - Magician Square Paper Dessert Plates and Playing Card Beverage Napkins (Serves 16)

Small plates and extra napkins and are a must when serving food!

Big Dot of Happiness Ta-Da, Magic Show - Magical Birthday Party Centerpiece Sticks - Table Toppers - Set of 15

And keep the illusion of being anywhere but inside their everyday school space by scattering some magic themed centerpiece accents on tables throughout the space. 

Big Dot of Happiness Ta-Da, Magic Show - Magical Birthday Party Favor Popcorn Treat Boxes - Set of 12

These popcorn boxes are the perfect base for the magic themed icons shown above!

24PCS Magic Show Cupcake Toppers, Baby Shower Party Decor, Magic Hat & Rabbit & Poker Dessert Picks, Magic Themed Birthday Party Decoration - Red & Gold & Black Glitter

Accenting food or desserts with some magic themed picks creates decorations teachers can take with them on their plates.

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Add some whimsy with some white rabbits or add some gold star accents to finish off your treats!

The Weekly Plan

Here’s a plan for each day of the entire school week you can follow to wave your magic PTO wand to shower your school teachers and staff with some love and appreciation!

Monday

Making drinking water fun is nothing short of magical! So why not start off your week by keeping your staff hydrated with a flavored water bar? 

Honeydak 30 Pack Tumbler with Straw and Lid Bulk Water Bottle Iced Coffee Travel Mug Cup Reusable Plastic Cups for Parties Birthdays 24-27 oz (Stylish Color)

First things first- gift your staff their choice of a color-changing cup! Have a crafty PTO parent?

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You could easily add a DIY logo or sticker to make these personalized as well using a Cricut machine!

Sugar Free Variety Pack of Water Enhancers - Skittles, Starburst and Jolly Rancher Drink Mix Variety Pack of 12 - Bundle with Ballard Products Hard Candy Recipe Card

Offer a large variety of flavored beverage packets for teachers to concoct any drink they wish for! Make sure to display some recipes to give teachers some spectacular suggestions. Bonus points if you name them to incorporate your school!

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Including flavored syrups will add the perfect touch to transforming their water from boring to bougie! Picking sugar-free options in fan-favorite varieties is a great way to make sure everyone feels special during this appreciation week. 

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Elevate your display and make syrup service super speedy by investing in some bottle pumps that can also tie into your decor. They can be reused in the future for coffee bar syrups too! Just be sure to match the size of your syrup bottle with your pumps!

Tuesday

I’m sure your teachers wished they could make grading disappear like magic. Since they can’t, why not put together a supply bar to make the task easier? 

SHARPIE Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count

Start by keeping the red and black color scheme going by providing red grading pens and black Sharpies. Things all teachers need!

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, Box of 36

With this theme how can you not offer up some MAGIC markers? For extra FLAIR (and nostalgia!) you can also include some scented options

Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colours, 36 Count

Scotch Magic Tape, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, Numerous Applications, Invisible, Engineered for Repairing, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed (810K6C38)

And with as much as teachers have to hold together, they could surely use some new MAGIC tape rolls

BIC Wite-Out Brand Shake 'n Squeeze Correction Pen, 8 ML Correction Fluid, 4-Count Pack of white Correction Pens, Fast, Clean and Easy to Use Office or School Supplies

Last, but not least, make mistakes completely disappear by stocking your teachers up with some erasers and wite-out. 

Wednesday

Iconikal Inspirational Motivating Thankful Mini Quote Cards, Blank Back, 200-Count

There’s no denying the magic of positive affirmations and the power of sharing appreciation. Handwritten notes show an added level of recognition. Have parents and students share their thoughts with teachers by providing them with inspirational cards to write notes of thanks

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Add a small gift of notepads and pens so that teachers can share their own notes with each other and their students. 

Thursday

Doesn’t everyone wish we could make illnesses and germs go away like MAGIC? Why not help that cause by adding in gifting some cleaning items for classrooms? 

Lysol Disinfectant Wipes, Multi-Surface Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes, For Disinfecting and Cleaning, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 80 Count (Pack of 4)

Wipe away germs with some antibacterial wipes.

Kleenex Expressions Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 18 Cube Boxes, 60 Tissues per Box, 3-Ply (1,080 Total Tissues), Packaging May Vary

Make runny noses disappear by supplying tissues that are always in high demand for classrooms.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Extra Durable Pro Version, Shoe, Bathroom, and Shower Cleaner, Cleaning Pads with Durafoam, 10 Count

And what teacher doesn’t have surfaces and desks that could use some TLC? Hook them up with MAGIC ERASERS to give their spaces a like new sparkle.

Friday 

Your wish is our command! Why not end the week on a high note by helping teachers where they need it the most- making their extra responsibilities more bearable by taking over duty stations?  Providing your staff with some new tools to make those jobs more appealing throughout the year will make the week a win-win for everyone at school!

Bubble Machine Gun, Bubbles Kids Toys with Thousands Bubbles and Colorful Lights, Pink Outdoor Toys Wedding Party Fun Gifts for Boys

Help take over morning carline duties as an easy way to let your teachers enjoy an extra cup of hot coffee before launching into their day. Why not make it extra magical for the kids too and make today a Bubble-tastic welcome to school? Bubble makers are a great addition throughout the year to make kids and teachers alike feel special!

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Make sure you have refills to keep the bubble magic alive for this event and beyond!

Pyle Megaphone Speaker PA Bullhorn - 20 Watts & Adjustable Vol Control w/ Built-in Siren & 800 Yard Range for Football, Baseball, Hockey, Cheerleading Fans & Coaches or for Safety Drills - PMP20,White

Teachers always need help being heard whether on the playground or cafeteria monitoring. See if you can get volunteers to help keep an eye out in those areas and make sure their voices carry by supplying your school with some new megaphones.

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And if your teachers can really take an extra break while volunteers help out, think about adding some pampering to their day. You can see if a local spa could come to give 5-minute chair massages or do some paraffin baths to rejuvenate their hands.

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Or better yet add some DIY stations by getting a few chair-back massagers or hand baths. 

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And pull out one more trick for the week. Use some magic scratch-off tickets to then raffle off the back massager and hand bath to 2 extra lucky teachers! 

Over To You!

Your teachers are sure to be completely hypnotized by a fun-filled magic-themed appreciation week!

Play up the fun factor and keep them guessing at the daily treats and they’ll be sure to be dazzled by your magical efforts to shower them with love and appreciation all week long.

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