Event Planning / Gala Planning 2

9 May

So I’m planning a large Gala event for summer camp. You can catch up by reading last week’s post where I introduced the organization I work for and the purpose of this Gala. Let me talk a little about how we started planning.

In the beginning stages, every party needs a theme. Themes are important to throwing a party. There has to be a central idea or inspiration behind your food and decorations. You can base an entire event around a picture and a flower or an article of clothing and a piece of produce. Last year, our Gala was set in Tanzania. Yup, the Tanzania in Africa. Trying to capture the feeling of that country, we used a lot of natural products like wooden bowls, dried grasses and burlap runners for decoration. Then, needing to introduce earthy colors, we incorporated bright red, orange, and yellow pops of color in our drinks and flowers.

This year the theme is: Fiesta! I’m touching on aspects of Cinco De Mayo, outdoor fiesta themed weddings, and natural, organic gatherings to encompass this concept. This theme allows me to use many bright colors found in nature such as reds, oranges, yellows and greens, tons of succulence and plant life, and delicious fiesta food! I can’t give it all away, but I’ll leave you with a few more inspiration pictures.

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Next week, you’ll see my first tutorial on making lovely things out of lowly tissue paper! What do you think? I’m so excited about this theme and the decorations to come. Stay tuned!


3 Responses to “Event Planning / Gala Planning 2”


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