Thursday, April 24, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Welcome to Morocco!

Welcome to Morocco? We all have our favorite day in the school year – mine is by far the Annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day. One look at the 2013 Baseball Theme Luncheon here and 2012 Eco-Friendly Luncheon here and you’ll know why I absolutely adore this event! Beyond the fabulous lunch and enjoyable camaraderie for faculty and staff – I’m amazed and inspired by the artistry, the ingenuity, and the talent of these parents!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
Each year the generous, creative parents of children at Rolling Hills Country Day School transform our auditorium into a delightful oasis in the middle of the workday.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
A couple weeks before the event we receive an invitation to “Fly Away on a Magic Carpet for a Colorful Afternoon of Moroccan Food, Tarot Card Reading, and Henna Tatoos.” And while we know the general theme of the event, the decor remains a surprise until we walk through the auditorium doors. We’re always dazzled and downright blown away when we enter the room! This year, the transformation was simply incredible!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

The ride is intoxicating, the fare is ambrosial, the hospitality could not be more gracious. The thoughtful attention to detail is what impresses me most. From the gorgeous flower arrangements, to the gauzy draperies, the dreamy candlelight, colorful pillows, music, tents, lanterns, scarves…we have flown on our magic carpet to a world far, far away.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

While some parents serve the food and set the tables at the luncheon, other parents are in the classrooms with the children so teachers may have an extended lunch period to relax and enjoy the fabulous meal. We are so very fortunate to work at an outstanding school with such a dedicated parent population.

Please, Join Us in Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Henna Artist

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Moroccan Mint Tea

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Dining Ambiance  & Table Decor

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Luncheon Menu

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Dessert Menu

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Tarot Card Reader

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Thank You!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!

Extending my personal Thank You to the creative, clever, generous parents of the students at Country Day School. I look forward your artistic imaginative flair and original ideas for entertaining on this day every single year. I’m inspired by your ingenuity and grateful for your dedication and enthusiasm.

2 comments • Filed in: Entertaining

2 Responses to “Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Welcome to Morocco!”

  1. fardous says:

    this really good idea , thanks for sharing

  2. Eha says:

    Beautifully done! And, yes, a lot of my ‘foodie’ energy is situated in North Africa! Methinks I would have situated myself twixt the Moroccan carrot and eggplant salads – does one really need ought else :) ?

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