The first event of my super crazy Mid-October weekend was the fundraiser at the UU Fellowship in Easton. This was the annual fundraiser and this talent review show was to be a jazz club themed event. I came up with the color scheme pretty quickly. Red, plum, soft gold, black, and white. But then took a long time to get that Eureka moment for the tabletop decorations. But I finally got it.This was my test set-up for my centerpieces.
And here was one of the tables on the event night.
Here’s a few of the pictures that I printed out. Some I attached to the lampshade frames and some just lay on the tables.
My husband Mark is an actual lighting designer and I asked him to repeat the lighting scheme from a previous fundraiser themed Putting on the Ritz. The red curtain came out of storage and I asked for a colored backdrop for the stars on the ceiling. I chose purple (not exactly plum but oh well) because I’m not much for blue. And it was warm and went with the red.
I rented the round tables, which happily were plastic and light, and black round table cloths. And leftover red fabric from the making of the curtain got pulled out of fabric bins and draped atop the black on the table tops. The tables were the only cost as the rest of it was all from my house and Mark’s shop. And we only needed to feed the performers. They were all fabulous!
Dave Moore and friends played Pete Seeger’s If I Had a Hammer and everyone sang.
My son Eamon played the Entertainer by Scott Joplin.
Colleen and I were pleased with the way it all turned out.
She’s my right hand gal for decorating and helped coordinate the fabulous food as well.
Two classical guitar pieces from Phillip Sawyer.
Peggy Sharp was the other food coordinator and Ms. Rita and her husband dressed the part.
Nancy Sawyer does a Beatnik version of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. So awesome.
Maureen the musical director did a ring along.
I was also compelled to create my own faux neon sign out of black foam core. Don’t look too closely, but I did like the way it came out.
And I was quite proud of my son Eamon. Not only did he play Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, but decided to watch the rest of the show in a room filled with adults. One cool cucumber. And Dwaine Eutsey standing behind him was our fabulous MC. Thank you to everyone for making it a successful evening. I think funds were raised and so were spirits. It was a night full of wonderful entertainment and great food and I even won a basket !
And Fiona got some quality girl playing time back in the playroom.
Our whole family was pleased to be involved with the successful fundraiser.