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. I used bare lampshades to act as containers for the candles and decorations as a centerpieces.
This was my test set-up for my centerpieces.
And here was one of the tables on the event night.
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.