Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ballet Wichita - Artistic Director Welcome Party


As you have noticed with some of our past shop events, Ballet Wichita is a local organization that we love working with. I am actually on the board, and when the board decided to throw a small welcome party for our new artistic director, Alex, I jumped on the planning committee. We wanted it to be an exciting event for Alex, the board, and donors. I worked with a talented group of ladies, and we pulled off a fun backyard soiree. 






Since it was a ballet event, the committee decided to go with a ballet pink look. We ordered the invitations through the shop from minted and they ordered pink table cloths with coordinating pink tone flowers. Beards Floral Design did an amazing job. The arrangements added a touch of elegance with a twist. Definitely had a wow effect on the tables. In the trees, for a fun ballet touch, they hung old pointe shoes that were donated for decoration. 




My main contribution, that I was excited to pull in the shop for, was the balloon install. We wanted to create a large statement balloon garland, and then do a small one at the entrance. Since Alex wanted to offset the pink a little bit, I decided to pull some color inspiration from napkins that we carry in the shop. I loved the nude balloons to bring out the true ballet shoe look. The backyard was incredible, and we were so excited to dress up part of it with some fun balloons.







Overall the evening was a success and we had a great time mingling in a beautiful yard. Alex and our new backdrop painter, Michael Downs, did a great job introducing themselves and their visions. We were so excited to celebrate them and introduce them to our community.

Majority of the photos thanks to Steve Pierce - thank you!

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