This post contains everything you ever wanted to know about the "Taco Assembly Station" I planned for my daughter's school.
If you are in the "What did I get myself in to?! I AM FREAKING OUT!" stage and are looking for step-by-step instructions on how to coordinate a lunch for your school, don't worry. I've got you covered. Our post, "How To Plan a Lunch at your School," will walk you through the entire process. Be sure to download our free planning guide too!
OF COURSE we had our "Taco Assembly Station" on Taco Tuesday. It could not have been easier. I requested taco bar items (tortillas, crispy shells, meat, lettuce, cheese, and toppings) and the parent volunteers brought them in. Voila!
Honestly, the Assembly Bar format for our Appreciation Week was a breeze to coordinate, and so easy for the parent volunteers. No baking required, just buy at the store and drop off.
TACO BAR TIP: Room temperature toppings are less than appealing. If the staff eats lunch in shifts use smaller serving dishes and replenish the toppings from the refrigerator after each wave.
Other Lunch Options
Every year I get requests for different event names (like Super Lunch instead of SOUPer Lunch), and I feel bad because I don't have time for custom orders during the craziness of Appreciation Season. This time around, I created printables for as many "Assembly Station" type lunches I could think of. If you would like to do something other than (or in addition to) a Taco Assembly Station we also have:
Lunch Assembly Station
Potato Assembly Station
Pasta Assembly Station
Salad Assembly Station
Sandwich Assembly Station
(Green) Drink Station
It's Your Turn!
Our "Taco Assembly Station" printables are available for purchase here. Our water bottle labels coordinate with every Assembly Station!
Even More Awesomeness!
This is just one event from the LEGO-Inspired Appreciation Week we planned for the Master Builders at our school. You can read about the other days and activities below. AWESOME!
How to Plan a LEGO-Inspired Appreciation Week
How to Build at LEGO Minifig Photo Board
Snack Assembly Station
"Everything is AWESOME... Because of Coffee" Cart
"Pizza" of Resistance Lunch
Dessert Assembly Station