Event Survival

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Officially survived my event Tuesday night armed with the essentials: a healthy case of the caffeine shakes, a tight dress and a certifiable crazy person smile. We were able to raise money for a great cause and have a great time together as a staff while doing it. And I love the dynamic of events - how everyone takes on a role so different from their day-to-day one. It really allows you to get to know and trust your co-workers.

I have to admit that my favorite part of event planning is always choosing the decor and seeing how pretty the room looks when it all comes together. It dictates the entire mood of the evening and, in this case, we were aiming for uplifting with Springy whites and greens with sparse pops of pink and yellow in the bouquets. To quote my amazingly talented and humble florist, it's hard to make an ugly flower this time of year, but the peonies, hydrangeas, lilies and tulips were perfect. 

The event was held at a gorgeous private club in Manhasset, LI in their bright dining room full of big round tables with white linens and gold Chiavari chairs. The view out of the dining room over the greens and the lake was amaze:

All of the running around kept me dodging photo ops but I wore a turquoise cocktail dress from Zara with a turquoise stone necklace from somewhere forever ago. 

The MOST important thing I've learned so far is post-event wine is a must. And to take an arrangement home with you (they throw them away anyway). And then, of course, next-day-post-work-wine. 

Till next time,


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