What a fun theme and especially for an autumn party! So many details went into the decorations…
the committee worked hard on getting it all together and trying to follow my vision.
Take a peek to see what we came up with…
A bubba sized spotlight casts a bubba sized shadow of the tractor on the side wall
Those wacky weed picker ladies!
Check in table with paper and duct tape pennants overhead
The “Pour House” Bar made from painted cardboard
Hand painted sign on old board I found
Check in table information and those funky aluminum can votives I mentioned in an earlier post…ah…the lovely sofa!
Hallway leading to gym entry with duct tape pennants and mini lights with paper petals
“Extrie” jeans hung out to dry!
The outhouses with moons, stars and corncobs hanging over head!
The Food Table
Scarecrows of the Faculty hung on the corners of the food tents…I scanned their photos, digitized them and printed them out onto iron-on transfers.
The committee hot glued together the “outfits” I cut to resemble Fr. Tom Elliot, Mrs. Doss and the others.
They received lots of giggles…
The Twinkie cake…what a work of art!
We couldn’t have pulled this off without the help of the PE kids who helped move tables and chairs,
set the tables and did anything we asked…all with smiles on their faces!
The football tent before the party started…most of the action was here until after the game was over.
Table centerpieces were industrial sized food cans that we wrapped with scraps of old fabric. We hot glued in a piece of styro foam in the bottom, added a piece of newspaper for cushioning and topped that off with raffia. Skewers were inserted through the raffia into the foam with images of famous hillbillies and country folk, pennant flags in country calico themes, and sponsor tables had the sponsor’s name at the top of a long dowel.
We used bandanas under the cans for color, tied more of the scrap fabric onto mason jars and used as votives along
with the aluminum can votives. Table sponsor tents and boats of peanuts finished off the tables.
Sponsor’s name on table centerpiece and event koozies for the guests.
“Audra Sue” and “Jennifer Jean” are on illumination rounds!
How do you fill up a huge empty room for a party to make it festive, intimate and interesting?
Build height where you can, add twinkling lights, colored spotlights and make it personal.
For example, as soon as our guests entered the gym, they saw this goofy arrow sign to lead the way and saw
tall tents set up like a country fair…lined with mini lights, of course!
The big picture…the backdrop on the stage lined with lights and the red spotlights up the wall add some punch
when the lights are turned down for the concert.
The Gym Bar
We used the scoreboard table and built a crude sign to go on top to add height, lined it with mini-lights and paper and duct tape banners.
The Photo Booth Area
Love the laundry line on the bleachers!
The outhouse was constructed with a large furniture box that was cut up and painted into individual “wooden” planks, then built into the “shed.”
Don’t you love the calf, old benches and laundry line? It was a big hit!
I painted the barn on a cut up refrigerator box and duct taped it together.
Hay bales are charming, but messy and cause lots of allergy problems!
Jed Clampit and the boys warm up. In the foreground is the Buffalo Races track made from corplast and white electrical tape.
The Buffalos are wood blocks, dowels and oval plaques…
The dice box is also made from corplast…
Races are a fun and profitable way to raise extra dollars at your next fundraiser…easy to do and an attention getter!