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Ultimate List of Teacher Appreciation Week Themes

Look no further for the most comprehensive list of staff and teacher appreciation event themes!

This post runs down a whole host of themes and also link to posts that have specific ideas for decorations, daily events, gifts and food ideas so you can show your staff how much you appreciation all they do for the students and school!

survivor themed teacher appreciation ideas

1. A Survivor theme will be especially appreciated at the end of the year.

western themed teacher appreciation ideas

2. Show the staff a rootin’ tootin’ good ole time with a Western themed appreciation week.

jungle leaves on pink backdrop

3. Schools can be wild places, so a Jungle Safari theme is quite spot on.

movie star teacher appreciation week ideas

4. Treat the staff like the Movie Stars they are!

cinco de mayo teacher appreciation week ideas

5. Let’s Taco about how to treat your staff to a fiesta to remember, since Teacher Appreciation Week falls during the first week of May and often Cinco de Mayo too.

Palm tree in tropical location

6. Staff are sure to love a Hawaiian themed party!

friends show symbols in yellow, red and blue

7. Show the staff you’ll be there with them with a Friends themed week of appreciation events.

to go coffee cup for teachers with trees in background

8. Perhaps a coffee themed celebration the whole week is in order, especially during a high stress time of the year like testing month.

pink donuts with sprinkles on marble counter

9. Donut know what you’d do without your fab teachers and staff? Sounds like a doughnut themed celebration is in order!

10. Your school staff are the real All Stars, so treat them to sports themed events for Teacher Appreciation week.

painted rainbow on blacktop

11. At the end of the Rainbow, you’ll not only find a pot of gold if you’re lucky, but your awesome staff since they’re as good as gold, right?

12. Come May, all teachers cannot wait to get to Summer break, so give them a taste of what’s soon to come with a Summery party!

striped umbrella sandy beach with view of water and sky

13. Bring in the relaxing vibe of the beach to help stressed out staff unwind and relax after a long year during Teacher Appreciation Week with a bunch of beach themed events and goodies.

14. Show your staff you think they’re hitting it out of the park with a Baseball bash.

15. A Football themed festivity is perfect for a Fall appreciation event, or one planned for early February, in time for the Super Bowl!

16. A Travel themed week to destination appreciation will have hem packing their suitcases for the fun.

S'mores bar on picnic table

17. Light up a (decorative) Camp fire for the staff to gather round and feel appreciated with a Camping inspired week of events.

18. It’s all fun and Games as teachers, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, but you can game-ify staff appreciation weeks to boost spirits!

19. A-hoy, mateys! There’s surely lots of treasure to be found with a Pirate themed appreciation week.

20. Put up a big top to celebrate with a Carnival or Circus function.

21. On land or Under the Sea, put on the best week of appreciation events for your school staff.

22. Pack a fabulous Picnic lunch one day or stretch it into a full week of festivities.

23. Pamper your staff to special Spa themed treatments throughout the week.

24. An ever whimsical theme is Dr. Seuss or any of his fabulous books.

25. Give them what everybody wants… Candy! Build a fantastical Candy Land for them to enjoy.

26. Sometimes there’s nothing better than to serve up some comfort food to celebrate your staff and Pizza certainly fits the bill!

27. Build the most perfect Teacher Appreciation Week with a Construction theme!

28. Bust out the crowns and scepters for a Royalty event theme.

29. A Space or Out of this World themed teacher appreciation week has a lot of potential to leave staff feeling like they’re over the moon loved.

30. Make the staff feel like they’ve won the Lottery with a Lotto themed week of fun.

31. Throw it back to the golden oldies with a 50s / Sock hop jubilee.

32. You really won’t be rolling the dice with a Casino theme for teacher appreciation week!

Super hero costumes hung up on hook against white wall

33. Teachers are actually Super Heroes in disguise, so order up some capes and masks for your crew and throw them a party fit for heroes.

34. I know it’s hard to hide your feelings about how much you love your staff, so an Emoji themed event is perfect, no?

35. Get the staff buzzing with excitement with a Bee themed party!

36. Set the stage for your Rock Star staff so they can jam out and enjoy the party.

37. It takes heart to be teachers and your staff will love to be loved on with a Heart themed week of events.

38. A Garden party would be so loves as a theme for Staff Appreciation Week since it falls during Spring.

39. A Lemonade themed week of appreciation events would be easy, peasy, squeezy!

40. Tell your staff “you lift us up” with a Hot Air Balloon themed celebration.

41. Teachers are Magic makers, but surprise them by pulling out some tricks of your own.

42. Let the compliments for the staff drip like Ice Cream on a hot day for a teacher appreciation week they’ll never forget!

43. Another fun theme for an almost mid point of the school year is Mardi Gras. Toss those beads!

44. Who could resist a free trip to Paris? Well, at least you can transport them there via a super decorated teachers’ lounge.

45. Another word for teachers should be wizards given all the amazing things they conjure up to make schools so fantastic, so bust out the wands for a Wizard themed week of fun.

46. Set sail for a Nautical themed week celebrating your fantastic school staff.

47. Thank You Snow Much is a great theme option for a mid year celebration of staff and school employees!

48. School spirit will be boosted when you chant “2-4-6-8, who do you appreciate? Teachers, yeah, the Teachers!” as a part of a Cheerleader themed week of gratitude.

49. Everything will come up with roses should you decide to host a Derby themed week of appreciation celebrations.

silhouettes of wizard of oz characters looking at emerald city in distance

50. Invite staff to follow the yellow brick road to the teacher’s lounge you’ve decked out with Wizard of Oz decorations and treats!

Over to You!

You’re all done with my bad puns and jokes, so my hat’s off to you for making it through!

Hope these ideas have given you inspiration when you needed it the most!

Think of another theme to add to this list? Let me know!

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