Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Father's Day Awards Show

Last month, I mentioned that this month, the ladies group at church would be hosting a dinner for the men to celebrate Father's Day and just let them know they are loved and appreciated. We did this last night, and it was suuuch a success and sooo much fun!! I was in charge of decorating, so I'm going to post some pictures of things. Let me clarify that I didn't do it all by myself; I had lots of help and couldn't have done it without them! 8)

The colors were black, red, and silver.
The setting was an awards show, complete with a red carpet!
The theme was the CMA's which stood for Christian Men's Awards.

I loooved this fabric! It was gossamer. One was solid red, and the other was white/black/gray; it had movie reels, clapboards, stars, etc all over it. And it was all so great to work with! We twisted it and draped it above the serving area as well as over a few doorways.

Most of our decorations were borrowed from the local high school; the prom this spring was an awards show theme. We were so happy to get to use everything! And to not even have to BUY it all... awesome!

Ok so I also loved this movie camera and director's chair. The camera, as you can see, lit up. This added so much to the room!

Centerpieces were these wire vintage looking cameras and Hollywood clapboards (Which I totally forgot to take a picture of! Aaahh! There is one in the background of the picture above, just behind the director's chair.) We had mini battery operated "candles" in each one.

These photo/placecard holders were also on the tables and used in the centerpieces. I cut out the stars and had different sayings on each one... VIP, Lights! Camera! Action!, Tickets, Please!, Red Carpet Walk were some of the quotes.

At each seat, we had forks and knives wrapped in tuxedo napkins. Cute, huh?!

And what is an awards show without paparazzi!!

This is how guests were greeted when they arrived:

And just a picture to show the entire seating area:

We had nominees and winners for awards that we came up with. All of them were based on men in the Bible (Samson for the strongest, Daniel for the prayer warrior, Zacchaeus for the shortest, Methusaleh for the oldest, David for the musician, etc). Some were funny, and some were serious. I really think that everyone had a great time! It was a lot of work but definitely worth it!

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  1. oh, i just love the concept of this! when we finish the basement (hopefully by march!!) i want to have an academy awards party. i love that lit up movie camera on the stand! i wish i had me one of those. and i really like your idea with the plant bucket. i never would have thought of that. good job to you!

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your input on the wall art. i HAD thought about painting it a sky blue or so, but then i thought it would be too much blue. lol, can't win! i appreciate your comment!

  2. What a neat idea! I could totally see using theme for a very fun birthday party too.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday.


  3. I wish I had that camera too! Lol. It was borrowed, so I had to return it... or be on the run forever! ;)

    Oooh that's a good idea, Julie!


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