Monday, August 26, 2013

Camping Theme Breakfast & Party Favors

So we treated the teachers to a back to school camping themed breakfast.  Here’s a few of the table centerpieces I created to add to the festivities…

This one includes a mini-fir tree from my Christmas stash, some Lincoln Logs and crayons I borrowed from my kids, and a couple of battery operated tea lights.  Did I mention the decor was pretty much free stuff I found around the house?

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

This centerpiece includes another mini fir tree wrapped in burlap, a “tackle box” (aka my daughter’s new pencil box), and a paper sack filled with “fish bait” gummy worms.

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

This was an easy addition – peppermint “Owltoids” in a glass bowl:

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Another prop from my daughter, I perched this teddy bear in an iron-garden-trough-thingy I found in my craft stash.

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

This centerpiece was easy to make with a few paper sacks with scrapbook paper made to look like owls. I found the idea for this on Pinterest here.

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

I still haven’t found a use for this square grassy wreath I found at Tuesday Morning last year.  But it worked for this centerpiece with a lantern and candle I had in my living room.  I added burlap and baker’s twine to the candle along with a battery operated tealight. Easy peasy.  And free.  =)

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

I also made tent cards to decorate the tables.

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Here’s a look at a few of those tent cards up close:

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

And this one is by far my favorite.  Friends still makes me laugh. Tweaked from the brilliant art found at this campsite.

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Finally, I made some S’more treats as a party favor for all the teachers and staff.  Just take two of these deluxe graham cookies and a stacker mallow…

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

assemble into a cookie-s'more-sandwich and

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

put in a clear, sealable craft bag

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

with a tag!

Camping Theme Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

An easy takeaway s’more snack for a campfire-free event.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Camp Theme Bulletin Boards

It’s almost back to school for my kiddos, and their school theme this year is camping.  I’ve done a few bulletin boards for teachers and PTA and thought I’d share.

For this first one, I painted 12 different book characters around a campsite.   All ages will enjoy this one…Welcome to Camp Read A Lot!

Camp Read-a-Lot camping theme bulletin board

Here’s a few closeups…Skippy Jon Jones and Frog & Toad:

Camp Read-a-Lot camping theme bulletin board

Grouchy Ladybug, Pete the Cat and Bear Snores On…

Camp Read-a-Lot camping theme bulletin board 

Charlotte’s Web…

Camp Read-a-Lot camping theme bulletin board

And also a nod to Harry Potter, Fly Guy, Dr. Seuss, Wimpy Kid, and Judy Moody…

Camp Read-a-Lot camping theme bulletin board

Here’s a few more camping posters!

Happy Happy Happy!

Camping theme bulletin board - happy happy happy

Campsite directional signs for Meet The Teacher Night…

Camping Theme bulletin board - directional signs

PTA is NUTS about our students!

Camping theme bulletin board - squirrel

Support the PTA … we’re “OWL” in this together!

Camping theme bulletin board - owls

RV having fun yet?!

Camping theme bulletin board - RV

First grade hall gets Welcome back, Little Stinkers!

Camping theme bulletin board - skunks

This one is a giant s’more for and says, “Time for S’more Learning!” The clothespins will hold the student’s papers. The chocolate is melting drips down the side…

Camping theme bulletin board - s'mores

Give a HOOT for these WISE 3rd Graders!

Camping theme bulletin board - owls

PTA table, I mean, the FUN TABLE!  Who wouldn’t want to come see what this was all about?!

PTA and popcorn bulletin boards 

Tissue paper popcorn makes for an eye-catching poster…

PTA and popcorn bulletin boards

That’s all for now.  Thanks for visiting!