I have one and a half months to plan one of our communities biggest events held during the year
The Annual McDonald Family BBQ. Dun Dun Dun......
This really is a big deal, we have family members, corporate employees, & the owners of the company in attendance. This isn't any regular BBQ though, this is like the Mother of all BBQ's... with a theme and decor and costumes and buffets and a bar and and and and EVERYTHING.
This is my first year hosting and putting together a BBQ as the Director of Personal Expressions. So its my ass if anything goes wrong. Although I must say I have such a great team of managers willing to help me through-out the whole way. *amen*
Now, corporates rule is to go with whatever theme we want, as long as it's "All American". Every. Single. Year, we do the western theme. Easy as pie to execute and all our sister communities go with this as well. Exhibit A:
But this year, I am a new director and I want to bring something new and fresh to the table. So, I ran it by my team and they LOVE IT! and so do I.... so let me introduce you too.....
Our theme will be all about the 1940's and the Sailors Coming Home Era.
This is a great challenge to take on, specially because I have a budget to work with and trying to keep things as unique as possible, yet simple all at the same time. This is where I need my lovely blog friends suggestions!
Here's what I have so far..
*Front entry way: Life size cut out of famous kiss, background scene will be New York Buildings
*Cafe will be a ship, including port holes &... err that's all I have
* Costume, Dress Atire: Vintage Dresses, Rolled up khaki or jean pants, white t shirts, Rosie the riveter get up, over-alls, suspenders..sailor hats for all the residents & nurse caps.
(ugh THESE WOULD BE PERFECT! But absolutely does not fit in my budget)
For Decor: Tea Stained Vintage American Flags
For the table decor, Empty Spam Cans with Candy from the 40's
Pictures of Uncle Sam
Yellow Ribbons (In honor of the soldiers)
Movie posters around the community from the 1940's
For Fun: Vintage Temporary Tattoo's.
OH HOW I LOVE THIS ERA!
Seriously, I am really taking a chance with this, our whole team is.
The owners will either love it or hate it.
Now is your turn to help a girl out, any suggestion would be lovely!
Thank you so much blog family :)