I first posted about the Dr. Seuss themed Teacher/Staff Appreciation week for my daughter’s school on my other blog, “Confessions of a Scrapaholic,” but I wanted to go into a bit more detail here at Simply Styled Home. This is the post for those of you on the PTSA and/or Hospitality Committee for your child’s school. This is where you will find step-by-step instructions to duplicate my Pink Yink Ink Drink Breakfast at your school. Ready? Let’s go!
I included drink orders with the Pink Yink Ink Breakfast invitation, and asked that the teachers and staff return them the Thursday before Staff Appreciation Week. They had the choice of a Pink Yink Ink Drink (triple berry smoothie) or a drink from Starbucks. The drink orders were printed on 3×4 shipping labels.
I took 1/2 the orders to the Starbucks about a mile away, and 1/2 to the other Starbucks a mile the other way. (Remember, I live in Seattle. We’re surrounded.) I pre-paid for all of the drinks to make pick up easy for the 4 parents picking up the 40 lattes the next morning. The baristas loved the sticker labels. They quickly and easily made the pre-ordered drinks and attached the labels. The drinks and breakfast were waiting for the teachers/staff at 7:50am. I wanted them to have time to enjoy their breakfast before school started.
I pink-a-fied the staff lounge by tying tulle to the tops of all the chairs, and on the cupcake stands. The table cloths were pink as were the cups, plates, napkins and utensils. I also placed pink daisies on the less colorful platters (like bagels). I didn’t get any good pictures of the drinks lined up (dangit!) because I was busy making the triple berry smoothies. I bought the frozen smoothie packets from Costco. I simply added milk, blended, and voila… pink yink ink drink! What you see above is the remaining breakfast items after everyone had left.
TIP: Check the teacher/staff questionnaires for food allergies and plan accordingly. There are a few teachers at my daughter’s school with wheat/gluten sensitivities and I wanted to make sure they had a yummy breakfast to go along with their coffee or smoothie.
You can purchase the Pink Yink Ink Drink Breakfast Invitation, Drink Order Forms, and Pink Folding Party Labels here.