Society is framed by the hard work of our teachers. Whatever good we see and witness around, is made possible by the efforts of our teachers. They play a very vital role in shaping our mindsets. They are the first people in our lives to teach us the most valuable lessons about life. The life as we know it, blossoms by the dedication, hard work, love, and care of our teachers. Teachers are the source of energy and they are ones who influence us in all the walks of our lives. Teachers are an important asset to our society.
The relationship that a student shares with his/ her teacher is a very special one. The relationship is a mixture of both good and bad moments, but it always sees the best of the student. The best part of a student-teacher relationship is that initially, students don’t understand the need of the teachers and later they on their farewell, they don’t understand what they can do without them. If you’ve had such kind of relationship with your teacher and if your favorite teacher is retiring, then this article will help you in understanding how to plan retirement party themes for teachers.
Mentioned below are some easy and interesting party themes that will help you make the farewell day a memorable one.
1. Flashback Theme:
Flashback theme can be a little outdated but it is a great idea to portray your teacher’s life as he/she has spent their entire life in teaching and they do have a lot of incidents to share. A good idea is to get their old students together and make them speak something about their teacher. Doing this will be a walk down the memory lane and will make everyone nostalgic. You can name the food items in a retro style; another good idea is to display old photographs and videos, which capture old memories. As a gift, make a photo album of all his/her days in teaching that will remind him/her of the teaching days.
2. Movies Theme:
Movies are a great way of telling a story, they are entertaining and talk a great deal about the student-teacher relationship. You can choose the theme from your teacher’s favorite movie or from his favorite character in any movie. The party will be filled with fun once everything about the party is decided. One of the main things you need to keep in mind is that the theme should be very carefully selected.
Movie theme parties are sure to add fun and life to the party. Though it is very hard and painful to say good bye to the teachers who have taught you for so many years and it is equally difficult for them too, to say good bye to the place where they have worked for so many years and to the colleagues, a movie theme party will not only ensure fun but also make the farewell day, a memorable one.
3. Musical Theme:
One of the best themes for the farewell, which is very popular among students, is that of a musical. Plan the musical theme with your friends and staff members. You can dress like the band members of your teacher’s favorite band or you can organize a nice music concert for them. If any of your school or college friends know how to play any music instrument, then you can perform your teacher’s favorite song.
Nothing will give a teacher more happiness, than to see his/ her students making efforts to make their ‘last’ day a memorable one. If possible you can compose a special song or write a poem for your teacher and dedicate it to them on their farewell day. Music fits every situation and can invoke the hidden emotions of a person. You can call your teacher also on stage for a karaoke night where he/ she can sing any of their favorite song.
4. Stage Show:
This will surely make your teacher feel more nostalgic. You can plan out for a stage show where you and your friends can enact a scene from your class. One of you can enact the role of your teacher and others can be students. Pick up a comic incident that happened in your class and enact it on the stage. This will add fun to the day and make the place light.
Usually, farewell is the time that witnesses lot of tears and pain. By organising a stage show which will depict different situations from your classroom, you will not only entertain the people present there, but you will also be giving a tribute to your teacher. The student- teacher relationship is a very special one and needs to be remembered always with that special feeling.
5. Platform to Share your Feelings:
A farewell day can be a perfect day where you and others can share their feelings to the teacher. If there had been a time where you were wrong to your teacher, then this can be a perfect platform to apologise and set right what has been wronged for so long. You can plan it out with the staff members also, and they can also come up on stage and share what they feel about the teacher.
Sharing of feelings is a must, as it helps the other person know what he/ she means to you. And, if that other person is your retiring teacher, then it becomes all the more important. In the end you can call your teacher up on the stage to share what they are going through in their mind. The night of farewell will be remembered always as a day where everyone shared their feelings and there was nothing hidden.
6. A Secret:
When you are making plans about the retirement party, make sure you keep it under wraps. Whatever you have planned about the day should be kept as a secret. Everybody likes surprises, because it shows the effort that the other person has taken to give you happiness. When your teacher arrives at the venue for the farewell party, he/ she might not be anticipating the above mentioned themes, but when he/ she enters the halls they will be surprised and at the same time very happy and delighted to see the efforts of his/ her students and colleagues.