Teacher appreciation week is over. For the final day of Teacher Appreciation week, we invited the teachers and staff to join us for a Mexican Fiesta Lunch in the library. If you want to see what we did earlier in the week visit here and here.
Somehow, there was some miscommunication and the first lunch started 40 minutes earlier than expected. Needless to say, myself and some of the other parents and a staff member scrambled to set up as fast as we could! It certainly wasn’t set up as I had envisioned. There were decorations that didn’t get displayed (Such as giant inflatable cactus) and some food that didn’t get placed in nice serving dishes. We did the best we could in a very short amount of time.
However, the teacher’s loved it! Some even said it was their favorite week of the year. 😀
Upon entering the library, the teachers were greeted and helped to get in a festive kind of mood by hearing fun fiesta music playing.
This was the main table where our teachers ate their lunch.
We did set the tables with bowls of chips & salsa and wrapped silverware. I forgot to take a picture after it was completely set. It looked pretty cute.
The menu: Shredded Beef, Shredded Chicken, Mexican Rice, Cheesy Corn, Refried Beans, Festive Fruit Salad, Stuffed Peppers, Taco shells, tortilla’s, chips & pico de gallo, salsa and a ton of toppings. (4 different cheese, sour cream, spicy sour cream, green and black olives, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, white, red and green onion and guacamole).
This was part of the food table…..
Kills me to see the sour cream in their original containers. And the fresh guacamole in that bowl. BTW, the guacamole went fast!
Chips and Pico de gallo (recipe here) served in giant margarita glasses.
The local Mexican bakery was happy to donate a tray of cookies and one of the parents made these little cakes.
We had two buckets filled with drinks. One with Iced Tea and water and the other with several different kinds of soda.
It turned out to be a great lunch!
My brain is already filling up with some ideas for next year. Shhh… don’t tell my husband.
Happy future teacher appreciation weeks to you!
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