I know I have covered this issue before but I am going to do it again. If you are having a themed event, go all out or don’t bother.
I recently attended an event that was put on by our intern Melanie and a group of her classmates. The event was called Gatspeak and is part of their course. As part of the program at Algonquin College the students are required to put on a fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Gatspeak was a 1920s themed party and it was truly fantastic. From the minute you arrived at the door until you walked back out the door the theme was done just right.
Some of my most favourite features are below. Hands down my favourite was the drinks in paper bags. Another favourite was the raffle tickets. Instead of using typical tickets they had them made to the theme with old keys attached. And the last one I will talk about, because there were several more, had to be the guys walking around selling the raffle tickets. When we first arrived they were carrying cool old wood boxes, when we went inside for the fancy part of the night they boxes were blinged (if that’s a word) up to match the more formal part of the night.