Monday, February 23, 2015

Scholarship Gala 2015

My first Scholarship Gala is now under my belt!  It was a very LONG day but I made it all in one piece.  We got some rave reviews about the whole thing and several people have said it was by far the best one.  I will take that!
My centerpieces turned out AMAZING!  I took this picture with my phone and shared it on Instagram and Facebook and people were so complimentary.   
I didn't get a true before picture, but this one is before everything was all set.  We set up in record time as well! 
Here are all 45 tables set and all 450 chairs decked out in their finest covers and bands.  It's a lot of work but it is so worth it! 
The centerpieces were so great that I had to stop several people and tell them that they couldn't take them home!  We had the boxes specially built and borrowed the books from a library on campus.  I made the medallions but by the end of the night, I didn't care if we saved them or not! 
The VIP Tables had 5 books and the regular tables had 1.  The ferns also had a little purple tealight inside of them and you could really see it when the lights went down. 
I didn't get any pictures of any of the baskets that I put together and neither did the photographer we hired.  I had an amazing sushi basket that I loved and the person who won it took it apart at the event.  I was sad that they didn't love it as much as I did! 
 We got to the venue at 9 am and were out of there by midnight.  My whole body was sore and I was exhausted.  I didn't do much moving at all on Saturday!  My FitBit has the proof that I worked my bootie off that day, just look at these stats:
But oh my gosh was it worth it!  We blew all of our goals out of the water and knowing that the first gala that I did was the best yet, makes it all worth it.  Ready to do it again in another year!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow the centerpieces are beautiful! I love the books with the greens!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Trisha. Wow! You did a wonderful job It is fantastic and I am sure everyone was thrilled with how it all came out.

I am sorry that the person tore the sushi basket apart-but there is no accounting for people's taste. Hope you have a great night and are rested up by now. xo Diana

Donna said...

The centerpieces and medallions you created looked amazing, Trisha! I am tired just thinking of all the work and all the steps you took! And I'm so excited for you, that everyone said it was the best ever!!! I bet you were beyond beat! Congrats on a job very well done!!!

June said...

Wowza!! That was a workout Trisha! But I'm sure you feel great about how it all came together and how well it went off. You should be so very proud sweetie! I LOVE the centerpieces and medallions!!!
sending hugs...

Jenny's Heart said...

Love the centerpieces!
You rock!
Your creativity and dedication inspire me :)
Loe ya!