I am a bit over due for a post. Lots has happened in recent times so I slacked on this blog. Please forgive me. I was asked to decorate and coordinate a banquet for my local church organizations Ladies Conference Banquet. One thing was certain, we had to create something spectacular on a budget. I took on the challenge with excitement. I love the challenge of creating events on a budget.
First I had to come up with a theme.
"How lovely to be a Women"
I wanted to do something different than before. I REALLY wanted to do a Parisian theme...but time ran out so I didn't get to that idea.
So when in doubt...walk around Hobby Lobby. You will find whats on sale and it often turns into many ideas.
I decided on creating paper flowers. When I went to Hobby Lobby they had black and white paper flowers on sale for $.80. So I got everyone they had! Saved me many hours of making them! Yay.
Then I knew I needed vases. I was able to borrow some...but I had been collecting tons of bottles at my house ever since I saw some great ideas from Pinterest for them. So those became vases with a little bit of spray paint.
So from ideas from Pinterest, imagination, and Hobby Lobby here is what was created.
I knew I wanted drama on this back board. Drama to this Texan means big. I got newspaper and we created these Pinwheel Fans. LOVE THESE!
A few streamers to add something interesting.
Some tissue paper carnations.
The center piece place mats were made from 3 different wrapping paper rolls. Different size circles glued to form a centerpiece.
My lovely bottles and paper flowers!
Found these pots for $8 each on sale at Hobby Lobby.
The Red statue was $6 at Hobby Lobby.
The Huge red flower was 50% of at Hobby Lobby.
Cute polka dot flowers on sale at Michael's for $1.
Made some news paper flowers for the middle pot of flowers.
So There you go! Spent a little less than $300 on this event that hosted about 340 people. 30 tables. That budget also included some games and prizes. All you need is a little time and help....making things by hand sure does take time, but it is so rewarding!
Well, Seasons are changing. Ok, well maybe not here in the Mile High. I counted at least 6 inches of snow out there today. BUT Spring is in my heart and Love is in the air.
Seems like we will be in full swing of showers for the next few months. Baby, Birthday, Wedding, Bridal.... Whatever event you might be planning these next few months, here are some inspiring looks for your next event.
I love how delicate this is. Notice the "desk" they use for sweets.
Closer look. Very simple. Love it.
I love how they used the frame. Love how dainty this is.
Cool use of music and Rock and Roll. I believe this was inspired by Pretty in Pink.
I LOVE this! Sequinned table cloth. Gold runners and Pink!
I love the use of fabric and ribbons for a back drop.