Whether it’s the first day of school, the last day or a week of celebrating, there is always a time when you can show your appreciation to teachers. When you begin making gift baskets for teachers, try to let your children help as much as possible. If your children have several teachers or you want to do something special for each teacher in the school, then make small baskets that are the same as what you would give for a lead teacher but without as many items included.
A fun basket idea to hold all of the things you’ll give would be a red basket with a green bow or a green handle so that it resembles an apple. Another option is to use a white basket and wrap printed ribbon with images of things found in the classroom around the top. You could also use a clear plastic storage container to hold all of the treats that you give to a teacher. The storage container could then be used in the classroom for organizing homework papers or other supplies that the teacher uses each day.
When you start adding things to the basket, think about what the teacher needs. It could be folders, crayons, pencils, or notebook paper. Try to personalize each gift as much as possible with things that can be used in the classroom as well as a few things that the teacher will enjoy using at home or in a location other than the room. Ideas include candy bars, cookies, gift cards to get coffee, or even a small bottle of wine and a glass. You could also include small boxes of coffee or tea along with a mug or two. You don’t have to put a lot of money into the gifts that you make … Read the rest
One of the lovely joys of life is the ability to get to know other people and socialize. It’s always nice to feel like you’re a part of a community and have the camaraderie of people you love around you. In order to strengthen the relationships, find ways to get see one another and spend time together. A great way to do this is through a really nice dinner party. Host a few of your friends and prepare an amazing meal. There’s nothing like good hospitality and in order to host well, pay attention to details like appetizers. Consider these perfect appetizers to give your guests while they wait for their food.
Mini-meatballs are delicious and fun to make. You can choose to make mini-meatballs using ground lamb, turkey or chicken. Add savory spices and fry the meatballs for a crunchy exterior. Add a sweet and sour sauce and bake the meatballs for 20 minutes on low heat. As the flavors combine, serve the mini-meatballs to your guests with toothpicks.
- Crackers & Cheese
Crackers and cheese might seem like a childish option, but consider using cream cheese instead. To make it more sophisticated, cut fresh chives into extremely small pieces. As you cut up the chives, you can sprinkle them on top of the cream cheese and mix them in as well. To take this appetizer to the next level, add smoked salmon as a topping. Organic crackers with a cream cheese dip topped with smoked salmon will be such a hit.
- Tortilla Chips & Guacamole
Who can turn down a delicious guacamole dip? The best guacamole is homemade. Find a few recipes on YouTube and try the recipe before making a bunch of it for your guests. Choose the ripest avocados, fresh limes and juicy tomatoes. Don’t forget … Read the rest