Teacher Appreciation Sweet Treats

4 May

Tomorrow is Teacher Appreciation Day at my son’s elementary school.

This day has me a little sad…you see, I have had 4 kids go through this school.  It seems like I have been driving up to the front door to drop off and pick up kids for like a lifetime :), although it’s really only been about 12 years. And I love the teachers there.  Between my 4 kids, I have probably covered most of the teachers in the school, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about each and every one that they’ve had.

But my youngest is now in 5th grade…This means that after this June I will have no more children in elementary school…it amazes how quickly they all seem to be growing up…they are so ready for it, I am not!  I am sad to say goodbye to elementary school for the last time this year…

Anyway, enough feeling sorry for me…

Since it is the last Teacher Appreciation Day that I will be able to show my thanks for all the wonderful things my children’s teachers have done, and continue to do, for all my children, I wanted to do something fun.  The kids and I batted around a few ideas and finally settled on chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.  Maybe a mega-dose of sugar will help them get through the day! 🙂

I created the tags using my typical cupcake topper pattern and based the colors off the sprinkles I bought for the pops.  Then I simply punched a hole in each one so I could tie them around the plastic lollipop covers.

Once the kids and I got all the marshmallows dipped and sprinkled, we poked each stick into a large slab of styrofoam to let them dry.  I really liked the idea of displaying them this way, so I looked around for some wrapping paper I could wrap the styrofoam with – and I happened to find a pretty coordinating roll of striped paper I got a Home Goods a couple of weeks ago.

I poked 40 holes through the wrapping paper and styrofooam to hold the 40 marshmallows, but some little person couldn’t resist himself and left me with only 39 pops – so what’s a girl to do with 40 holes and 39 pops?  I super-sized one of my pop labels, cut it out and added a scalloped backer to place in the center hole…I hope it brings the whole display together, rather than just hide the fact that I have a kid with sticky fingers (literally – after eating the marshmallow)!

I really like the way that all the colors – the labels, the sprinkles, the paper – all coordinate even though they may not match exactly. 🙂

So, cheers to all teachers everywhere!  You are truly appreciated for all you do!  And God Bless the South School teachers for putting up with me, and my 4 WONDERFUL, PERFECT, OBEDIENT children for all these years!

Enjoy the Party!
Heidi

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