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35 Fun Teacher Theme Party Ideas

Teacher Theme Party

Updated on: Feb 15, 2024

Everyone has that special teacher in their lives who has made a memorable impact in one way or another. One way to celebrate the hard work that they put in is with a teacher theme party. Another reason to throw this kind of party could be to celebrate a milestone in the guest of honor’s career or a promotion to a new position. No matter the reason for the celebration, a teacher theme party can be more fun than a summer break!

Teacher Theme Party Decorations

An important thing to consider when planning a teacher theme party is the decorations if this is an adult party we can focus on adult decorations or if it is a mix of adults and kids we can work in all kinds of decorations. Decorations can make or break a theme party. Here are some teacher theme party decoration ideas to consider.

1. Balloons

You can not have a party without balloons! When anyone thinks of a party they think of balloons. These are some of the decorations that will stand out to everyone. You can get balloons in any color you want and this would be a great time to incorporate your school colors!

2. School Themed Backdrop

People always like to take pictures at a party, but we need themed pictures to go along with it. The best way to do this is to get a school-themed backdrop. This will add value and excitement to the party and everyone will be so excited to take pictures in front of this backdrop.

3. School Themed Photo Props

Something great to add to the backdrop is, of course, school-themed photo props. This will add fun to the pictures and create a lot of laughs at the party. When people look back at pictures of this party, they will laugh at all the great pictures they got with these props.

4. Teacher's Rules Signs

What else screams a teacher-themed party like a sign with classroom rules on them! This is one of the best decorations you can have at a teacher-themed party and it will really add to the vibe of the party.

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5. Back to School Lawn Signs

The icing on the cake for all the decorations would definitely be the back-to-school lawn signs. People coming up to the party will automatically have a great feeling about the party when they see that even the outside is decorated.

6. Graded Papers

One of the many duties of a teacher is grading the students' papers. What better way to show you appreciate that teacher than by hanging up the papers they graded instead of throwing it away like what most students do.

Teacher Theme Party Favors

Use your creativity to put some great teacher theme party favors and gifts together! Below is a list of amazing educator giveaways that we hope will help you while preparing for this event!

7. Event Planner

An event planner is a perfect gift to give away at a party. Provide your guests with something practical so that they can manage their time and be organized!

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8. Sugary Treats

Sugary treats are a great party favor for teachers. They can use these candies in their classroom for the student of the month, classroom contests, and for normal student prizes! The teachers can even sneak some for themselves when they have a sweet tooth during the school day.

9. Note Takers

No pen means work can’t get done. Give out some fun pens and pencils. These will always be useful to your guests! Put several together by tying ribbons around them!

10. Insulated Coffee Cups

An insulated coffee cup is the perfect party favor for any teacher. Along with instant coffee, most teachers like to bring their coffee or tea in an insulated cup to school to be easily transportable and stay warm. A coffee cup is perfect for this and this is something they can use every day.

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11. Wake Up Call

Coffee is the new water when you are busy day-in and day-out, so give your guests some coffee. coffee is amazing for all the teachers that have to wake up early for a day in the classroom.

12. Rulers

Even out of school, rulers are useful tools for multiple tasks and is a cool little gift to give to the guests.

13. Planners

Remember those planners that you would fill it so wouldn't lose track of your homework and projects? Well now it can be used to plan events outside the classroom.

Teacher Theme Party Food

14. Cupcake Toppers

To dress up some of the desserts you have, you can add cupcake toppers to them. These cupcake toppers can be school-themed and they will add the perfect look for the theme of your party.

15. Cookie Cutters

When going to a themed party, people do not want normal-looking cookies. They want themed cookies; you can get teacher-themed cookie cutters. This will get people excited about all the deserts you have.

16. Customized Candies

Customized Candies are not something people see every day. This will get your guests excited and what is even better is this is another way to incorporate your favorite school sayings on them or even add any school or teacher design you would like on them!

17. Condiment Container

This is never a miss at any party. Having a condiment container is always a good idea. This can hold all mini snacks you have so they are not going all over the place, or it can hold all the garnishes you have for the drinks for all the adults.

18. Bowls

Getting food bowls that are your school colors shows the guest you were dedicated to the theme of the party and you can never go wrong with that. Bowls are always needed at a party so you might as well make them match your theme!

Teacher Theme Party Games and Activities

Create fun and laughter by preparing teacher theme party games and activities to make your guests feel like it’s their own personal recess. We have included a list of special teacher-themed ideas to get you started!

19. Coloring Books

As a teacher, especially for young kids, you are going to be coloring a lot. You can have coloring content with all your guests! all you need are crayons, a coloring book, and someone to judge. this will be a fun exciting and competitive game.

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20. Back to School Riddles

This is a good game for adults or kids. This will help get everyone's brain going just in time for school! You can do back-to-school riddle games like this. You will have to answer all the questions given to you on the page and it will get everyone engaged and involved.

21. Lend a Hand!

This event is great for a children’s party. Help the children trace the outline of their hands onto a piece of colored construction paper. Ask them to write their names on these hands and decorate them with their favorite color, animal, or food! Hang these up around the room for them to find later in the party!

22. Back To School Bingo

Who doesn't love bingo? Back to school bingo is a great game for adults and children, it is a way to get everyone involved. Whoever wins gets a prize! Who will get bingo first?

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23. Food Decorating

Have guests decorate their own cupcakes! you can have different colored frosting, sprinkles, and much more. They can then top them off with the themed cupcake toppers you have provided!

24. Painting/Finger Painting

Painting is almost always a fun activity for people of various ages to do. You are going to need various supplies like paint of some kind whether it be washable paint or even water colors, smocks (or something else to cover peoples' clothes, brushes, paper, and plenty of other things to have a fun and artsy party. You could take it a step further and make it a competition of who can paint the best picture.

25. Playing with Legos

Legos are a classic for children to play with. Buy lego sets or a variety of different and let them build till their hearts' content. Making it a competition could spur them into building something creative and having fun in the process.

Teacher Theme Party Supplies

26. Teacher Themed Tablecloth

A great way to keep your party neat but also festive is with your themed tablecloth just like this. You can find any type of tablecloth that correlates with your school colors and or teacher-themed. This will add a great look to your overall party venue.

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27. Plates and Cups

Plates and cups are a necessity for a party, but these supplies can typically be simple. No one is usually paying attention to what kind of plates or cups you have, but it would be nice to incorporate them into your theme just a little. A lot of people like to put the color red with teachers, so we can get red colored plates and solo cups for this teacher-themed party.

28. Graduation Party Caps

Having graduation caps that the guest can wear at the party will not only add great humor and laughs but will also make people get even better photos. You can pick from a few different colors to get the one you like the most!

29. Napkins

Napkins help with messes and of course, are always needed with eating for people individually. Guests do not want to see a normal everyday white napkin, they want to see napkins that represent the colors of the school! Good thing napkins come in every color.

30. Utensils

You want an easy clean-up for everyone at the party. This can be done by ordering normal plastic utensils for the guests. you can have them out on the table so it is easy to access and when it is time to clean up people can just easily throw the utensils out. You can even get the utensils in red to match the cups and plates!

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Teacher Theme Party Invitations

31. Back To School Invitations

A back-to-school invitation would fit perfectly with the teacher theme and will get right to the point for your guests. It is simple but still fun and people will love the look of it.

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32. Hall pass invitations

A hall pass invitation will ass great amusement to your guests receiving this invite. It is different and adds great humor. You can send a note with all the information about the party, along with a hall pass for entry. It will entice people to say yes to your party because it is already off to a good start with this invitation.

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33. Customized Pencils Invitations

This customized pencil invitation is a super cute idea for an invite and it is simple. I am sure many people do not receive pencil invitations so it is also creative. People can use the invitation afterward so this invite is both useful and inventive.

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34. Open House Invitations

An open house invitation is like a "meet the teacher" invitation but you can put all the party information on it instead. This is a great example of an open house invitation. This will get your guests excited about the party and show how well you incorporated the theme into the invitation.

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35. Personalized Lanyard Invitation

Personalized lanyard invitations will really surprise people and give them a great feeling about how the party will be. Give your guests a note with all the party information on it and with that a lanyard with their name on it for entry. Lanyards are worn by teachers for their badges every day, so this will show your guests how dedicated you were to the theme of this party and get them excited.

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Teacher Theme Party: Conclusion

In one way or another teachers shape us into who we are today. We want you to feel that you can show your appreciation with these fun party ideas while also staying on a budget. These ideas will ensure they will have the best time of their lives! Check out all the other theme party suggestions we have for your future events!

Written by Laura Sastre and Samantha Shek; Contributors: Jack Leduc, Gianna Rutigliano and Chris Legere

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