Presidents Day 2017 is Monday February 20th!
Take Time to Honor America’s Leaders. Show your American Pride — Fly the Flag and Bring out the Red, White and Blue!
New! Presidents Day Printables
Presidents Day Printable Games
A few years back, I spoke to Deanne over at Printable Games A to Z about the dearth of printable President’s day games. (we are so missing her site!) Here’s what she suggests:
Personalize a Customizable Printable Bingo Card with the names of different presidents:
1. George Washington 2. John Adams 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. James Madison 5. James Monroe 6. John Quincy Adams 7. Andrew Jackson 8. Martin Van Buren 9. William Henry Harrison 10. John Tyler 11. James K. Polk 12. Zachary Taylor 13. Millard Fillmore 14. Franklin Pierce 15. James Buchanan 16. Abraham Lincoln 17. Andrew Johnson 18. Ulysses S. Grant 19. Rutherford B. Hayes 20. James Garfield 21. Chester A. Arthur 22. Grover Cleveland 23. Benjamin Harrison 24. Grover Cleveland 25. William McKinley 26. Theodore Roosevelt 27. William Howard Taft 28. Woodrow Wilson 29. Warren G. Harding 30. Calvin Coolidge 31. Herbert Hoover 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt 33. Harry S. Truman 34. Dwight D. Eisenhower 35. John F. Kennedy 36. Lyndon B. Johnson 37. Richard M. Nixon 38. Gerald R. Ford 39. James Carter 40. Ronald Reagan 41. George H. W. Bush 42. William J. Clinton 43. George W. Bush 44. Barack Obama
Add Meaning to your Presidents Day Celebration
Designate President’s Day as a day of reflection, a day of leadership development, and a day team building!
Looking for innovative ways to inspire your team without investing in a major team building initiative? President’s Day is the perfect day to incorporate reflection, leadership exercises, and inspirational activities into the workday’s normal routine. If you are among the lucky ones who actually get this national holiday off, consider choosing another day to achieve the same results. Model your next “Great Leaders Day” after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year the college president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells.
Deliver a Presidential Golden Dollar with an inspirational quote to all your employees
Use the Day to Develop Creative Thinking
Develop spontaneous thinking skills by creating 5-10 minute team creative thinking breaks. Consider investing in an Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous problem solving book
Inspire & Give Back
Bring in an inspirational speaker.
Pass around a “Yes We Can” can with all proceeds benefiting a local charity.
Ask all employees to bring in canned goods to donate to your local food pantry. Now surprise them and ask each department to take the collected cans and collectively and collaboratively arrange them in a way to denote something special or unique about your company. Take pictures and post on the company website. Now donate the cans.
Provide all employees, or at least the members of your leadership team, with copies of Great Quotes from Great Leaders.
This extraordinary book will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for many years to come. It is a beautiful coffee table edition with 160 pages, 75 wonderful photographs and over 400 great quotations from leaders in all walks of life. Some of the leaders include: Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr.,Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, George S. Patton, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Ray Kroc, and many more.
More Presidents Day & Patriotic Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies
★ Patriotic Invitations
Personalize your stamps by using one of the great zazzle patriotic stamps. Please be sure to bring a complete invitation, including all inserts, to a local post office to determine exactly how much postage is required. If you decide not to customize, please do not mix stamps. It is better to add too much postage than a hodgepodge of mismatched stamps. You have spent so much time and money on every other detail, the difference in price is not worth giving a sloppy first impression.
★ Patriotic Flower Arrangements and Centerpieces
Whether you are hosting a get together or attending one, celebrate the spirit of freedom with a bouquet of red, white and blue!
This is so frustrating — we must apologize – we cannot keep up with the constantly changing floral links so rather than continue to send you to places that no longer exist, we have decided to just post pictures for inspiration and recommend you check out the current selection at our “go to” florists!
★ Patriotic Mylar Centerpieces
For an affordable yet festive centerpiece, combine mylar centerpieces with balloons, stuffed animals, or fresh picked garden flowers.
Patriotic Star Print Cascade Centerpiece | Patriotic Centerpiece Spray | Patriotic Star Cascade Centerpiece | Patriotic Star Gleam ‘N Burst Centerpiece | Patriotic Red Star Centerpiece | Patriotic Star Shaped Centerpiece | Patriotic American Flag Centerpiece
Prefer simplicity? Line three custom labeled Jones Soda bottles down the center of your table. Add just a few red, white and blue flowers in each.
Looking for activities to fill the hot days of summer? Make DIY 4th of July centerpieces a family project.
★ Patriotic Place Cards
.★ Patriotic Napkin Rings
Use this American Flag key ring as a napkin ring or red, white and/or blue rings. They need not match.
★ Patriotic Party Favors
★ Patriotic Candles
Most venues supply tea-lights and holders but if yours does not, consider purchasing some. The play of light makes a difference. Place at least three on each table
★ Create a Patriotic Feel at Home
Sending a special thank you to Mary for suggesting we add patriotic napkin holders!
★ Patriotic Paper Goods
★ Patriotic Party Decorations & Props
★Food for your Presidents Day & Other Patriotic Celebrations
★ Presidents Day & Patriotic Party Fun & Games
Carnival Game – Float ducks in a beverage tub. Take a black sharpie and mark WIN on bottom of a few ducks for chance to win a prize.
★ Presidents Day & Patriotic Printable Games
Costumes and accessories are a great way to seamlessly add a fun element of entertainment to your Presidents Day and patriotic celebrations.
★Make the Night Last a Year
Don’t let this memorable day fade away with the setting sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration.
★ Display the American Flag
And most importantly, don’t forget to display your America Flag. If you don’t yet own an American Flag, order one today to ensure its arrival prior to Presidents Day.