Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Festive Faculty Meeting

In my last post, I mentioned that I was part of the group of teachers responsible for providing refreshments for our faculty meeting.  I just wanted to post the pictures of the food and decorations.  The teachers really enjoyed the atmosphere and the effort that we put into everything.  In the picture above, you can see that we used colored craft paper to cover the bookshelves in the library.  The paper looks blue, but is actually purple.  I set out the owl cupcakes that I made, and they were a big hit.  My only complaint about the cupcakes is that the Oreos were soft, because they had been stuck in the frosting for almost 24 hours.  I should've put them onto the cupcakes just before serving, but there wasn't time.

My co-worker, Melissa, made the "mouths" out of apple slices, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows.  The "fingers" are made from string cheese cut in half, with a dollop of mayo on the end to hold the green pepper "fingernails."  They were made by one of the 5th grade teachers.  One of the other 5th grade teachers brought the "Don'tcha Choke" (artichoke) dip.  We had a good mix of sweet, savory, and healthy choices. 

I also brought these witch hat cookies:

I printed these fun "apothecary" labels from have these embroidery designs, but I downloaded the digital photo version for the labels.  There are lots of free designs out there, but I liked these the best.

We had a lot of fun putting the decorations together, and the teachers got a kick out of the decor.  I didn't get any pictures of the tables, but they were covered in orange craft paper and were sprinkled with rubber mice and candy corn.  Also, on the beverage table, I filled a large plastic cauldron with ice for the drinks. 

Creating a festive atmosphere certainly lightened the mood of the staff meeting.  I think that with a little bit of creativity, cooperation, and ingenuity, it is possible to make the ordinary seem special.

Many blessings,


P.S. I'm participating in Susan's Tablescape Thursday on


  1. Wow, I never attended a faculty meeting like that!! Such clever ideas--food looks amazing!

  2. What a gorgeous festive post! Love those fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. Yummy...those witches hat cookies are adorable.

  4. Hello! I'm visiting from BNOTP. I just had to click on your link because I'm a retired teacher. Your pictures made me a little wistful about faculty meetings. Ok, it only lasted a second, because I'm enjoying retirement! Good luck with your career.

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I think I am going to totally copy your witch's hat cookies for our Halloween party this year. They are too cute! Have a great weekend and come back to visit when you can.

  6. I think it's so cool that it was a collective effort to make the faculty meeting more special! Everyone did a great job!!! The witch hats are so cute, and those!!!