Sunday, September 20, 2015

I've been busy making centerpieces again!

Oh boy have I been busy at work!  So busy, I haven't had time to work on my own things so I thought I would share all the centerpieces I have been putting together lately.  Our first big event of the new school year was our 125 Year Kick-off Celebration.  It was a big party for all of campus and was held on Labor Day.  We had a band, a DJ, a rock climbing wall, inflatables, yard games, food, drinks, a photo bus and giveaways.  The centerpieces were the newest purple mason jars filled with paper straws.  I bought purple and gold paper straws and made little flags with our 125 logo on it.  Four out of the 16 centerpieces were stolen...should I take that as a compliment?
This week was Homecoming at the College and I did centerpieces for 3 different events.  The first one was on Thursday night and it was an awards ceremony so celebratory centerpieces were requested.  I had a small budget and needed to use fresh flowers.   
I put both of these centerpieces together for a little over $12.  We have a nice inventory of vases so the only cost was the flowers.  Our colors are purple and gold in case you hadn't figured that out yet! 
The wine tasting event centerpieces were put together at the last minute but they are one of my favorites.  I spent nothing on them either!  I took wine glasses and filled them with wine corks, set it on a wood slice and placed some sparkly plastic grapes around it.  They were a hit! 
Friday night was the Dinner Under the Lights.  Neat lights were hung out in the quad and there were 2 sides set up with banquet tables.  There was only supposed to be one table but a lot of people came so we had to change our original plan. The sunflowers were picked on the side of the road and the other flowers were purchased.  I put together about 26 centerpieces in various sizes of these glass lanterns from World Market.  Some had flowers and some had candles.  I hear the dinner was beautiful! 
We have a new president of our college and I will soon be sharing my centerpieces for her inauguration dinner.  Her only request was that I showcase Idaho as much as possible.  It took me a while, but I have finally figured out what I am going to do and I can't wait to show you after the event!
Today is my birthday and this is what my office looked like on Friday.  I got a gift card, a pie and they bought me a birthday princess tiara to wear at the football game yesterday.  Cody is making me finger steaks for dinner and tomorrow my work friends are taking me out to lunch.  I am definitely spoiled!

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8 comments:

Mimi said...

Hi Trish. First of all Happy Birthday! What lovely gifts from your co-workers! And secondly, love the purple in your centrepieces. All of them are fabulous, but I really love the clever wine tasting one. Inspired! Pinned and shared on Facebook, and thanks for linking with Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

Jessica Pelasky said...

Such cute ideas you have here! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Stephanie said...

Good afternoon, my dear, and Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a lovely celebration - from the picture of your office I'd say it went well :)

Your centerpieces are beautiful and very unique. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy the week. Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trish,
I hope you had a nice Birthday. I love your pretty flower centerpieces you made.
Thanks for sharing them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
We love having you and have a wonderful week.
Julie

Donna said...

Happy belated birthday, Trisha! Hope you had a great day! Wow, you have been busy with your centerpieces! What a fun job, and to get paid for it, too! I love the wine themed one the best too! The wood base is so neat, along with the grapes. What a great idea!!

Conniecrafter said...

Such beautiful centerpieces, love the great colors... how neat of them to decorate your office, sounds like perfect birthday celebrations, hope it was a great day!

Kelly Deal said...

Hi Trisha! I love your centerpieces, especially the one with the grapes! I'm going to hi-jack this post so I can let you know that I received my lovely tea cup on Friday (your email link isn't working)! Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but the hubby and I have been purging our basement and I didn't look at emails or my phone all weekend. I just wanted to say thank you so much! The cup is beautiful. I love the iridescence when the sun shines on the cup and I love the little flowers on the inside. Don't worry about the Oolong tea. What you provided was just fine. I tried all 3 this weekend and they were all delicious! Thank you for the pretty tags too. I put them out on my postcard stand for fall. Have a wonderful week ahead and hope to swap with you again!

Hugs,

Kelly

Kelly Deal said...

Oh I forgot to say Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!