Teacher appreciation week is soon approaching and its a nice time to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate all the hard work and time they put into teaching your bundle of joy. There is so much that your teacher might have done for your child, that it’s often a good idea to say thank you (whilst also making sure that they appreciate it). Teachers actually have stressful jobs, so they should be rewarded for it. Of course, we don’t actually know teachers personally, so some of them might be struggling with illnesses or mental health conditions, like stress or depression. Some teachers actually have to take time off work to focus on their mental health. They often have to look into disability insurance for teachers to cover their loss of income. Due to these hidden battles that we don’t see, it might be really nice for parents to appreciate the teachers that look after their children every day. There are loads of things that you can get for a gift (just check out these gifts for professors ideas here). Although I’m sure they’ll just be happy that they get rewarded with a summer holiday, they’ll probably really appreciate that someone took time out of their day to buy them a present to make sure they know that they are appreciated. Here are some fun ways to say “Thanks!”
Party favors are the exciting part of the birthday preparation. Purchasing and gathering all the fun little toys and candy to toss together for the birthday celebration can be fun. First find a theme, second decide what kind of items you want to give out and third scout out a few stores to see what they have.
Make the favor worth it. Often kids are given little penny toys that break in seconds and the kids are disappointed. I like to give things that will last longer than a moment. This doesn’t have to mean that it needs to be expensive, just wise. A $1 bubble stick or a coloring book is not a lot of money but the kids can enjoy it for a bit. I often put the favors into a cool cup, which can be used several times following the party.
You can often find items in bulk allowing you to purchase more for less. Stores have several options in their party isles. Great stores to find party favors are: Target, Walmart, Dollar Stores and your local craft stores. Most of these stores have Dollar Sections, which have great options and ideas for party favors.