Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Scholarship Gala

Another Scholarship Gala has come and gone!  This year's theme was Mardi Gras and I had so much fun coming up with centerpiece ideas.  To see what I have done in the past, here is my post for 2016 and 2015.
One of these days I will go to New Orleans and I would love to be there during Mardi Gras!  I knew what I wanted to do for my centerpieces, I just had to figure out a way to make them.  To Amazon I went and found these outdoor solar lights that were perfect for my street lamp centerpieces.   
We built the bases for the lamps to slide onto, drilled a hole through the post for the street sign to hang from and I made cute little street signs that looked like they belonged right on Bourbon Street. 
The flowers were donated again and we just asked that they be purple, yellow and green.  The yellow flowers came all bruised and brown but they made good and gave us a whole bunch of different yellow flowers to use.  No two centerpieces were the same! 
I made 46 total centerpieces and the saddest part is, at the end of the night, I threw away all of the flowers.  I kept the lights and will use them again for many other things.  The VIP tables had a set of beads and a mask at each place setting so that people could wear them if they wanted to.  We also served Creole-inspired food, drinks and desserts that were so yummy!
We set up and tore it down in record time!  I left my house at 6:30 in the morning and was home by midnight.  We met our fundraising goal and then some!  And now this awesome team of mine will start planning for next year's gala!  I love my job!

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Eilis said...

You did an amazing job on your New Orleans theme. I just love the "street lights." Thank you for sharing at Monday Social.

Unknown said...

The street light centerpieces are so nice! Would you be willing to share a link for the lights you used as a base?

Unknown said...

Would you be willing to post the website or store that you bought these amazing lamps from?

Unknown said...

Where did the lights come from