Thursday, February 11, 2010

Semi-Homemade Valentines: Apple for the Teacher


I love to use pretty much any holiday as a chance to appreciate my kiddos' teachers. Wow, the job they have! And the results they've gotten with my kids (and all the others) are just so impressive! I decided to surprise them with Apple for the Teacher gifts!
Above is the tag I tied to Big Sister's teacher's apples! But first, it all started like this...



I played around on photoshop and creative a few designs. Then I just printed, cut, and tied on with some tulle! I wanted to go for a pink & green boutique feel, something girly and fun!




Then it was time to move on to the kids! I had several fun ideas that all incorporated candy. Fast forward to last Fri when a note went up on Big Sister's door, stating they could bring NO candy (because of food allergies!) So, at the last minute, it was back to square one....
But thank goodness for The Celebration Shoppe! They had a fun appreciation gift for their friends and customers - these adorable cello bag toppers! I customized with Big Sis's name on te front and photo on the back. They have a little owl on them and say You're a hoot!



I filled with fun non-edible treats - a glow stick bracelet, note pad, stickers, pencil and heart slinky! Most of these items were from the $ section of Michaels or equally cheap from CVS!
The cello bag toppers really got me thinking.... so I designed my own topper so that I could give some of the assistants and administrators some love, too! These treats are filled with hershey kisses and the topper says
Hugs & Kisses from Big Sis & G-man



I flat out ran out of time and resources for G-man's valentines (and figured the babies wouldn't notice!) So he just did a card....





Hope these ideas help inspire you (although at this point, maybe for Easter or St. Patrick's day, lol!) Here are a couple pics from yesterday's festivities...
Only in Texas, do they combine Valentine's day with a Square Dance! There's Big Sis stompin' and clappin' - she's the TALL one!




She was taking that 'swing your pardner' to heart!


The toddlers were all about the food! Anything covered in frosting was fair game!


These kiddos were on such a sugar high when they got home.... but it was cute! Lots of ticklin' and laughin'!

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!
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7 comments:

Ben and Emily said...

Love your gift ideas (and I'd love to have a parent like you in my class)!!

Tiffany said...

That is the most precious pic of Big Sis and G-man!!!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How adorable! Love all the valentines!

Jackie S. said...

These Valentine ideas are very cute!

spunkyduckling @ cute pencil toppers said...

These look like so much fun to put together. Thanks for sharing.

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh my gosh you are so creative...I have got to remember all your cute ideas for when Raleigh is in school!

Meg said...

Oh how I wish your daughter was in my class.

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