Monday, May 16, 2011

SO COOL!

I'm gonna get personal here!  The images from this post were not for a client, but from my daughter's 8th grade dance.  I co-chaired the 8th Grade Activities Committee with the most awesome Lori Nissalke.  The dance which was Saturday night has been in the planning stages since the end of the last school year!  Well planning as in brainstorming and Lori N's wonderful ICE idea!  From there on out, things kept coming together till we ended up with what you see below.   I debated throwing out thank you's for fear of forgetting someone - because you can't pull this off without a lot of support on ALL levels.  I felt like I couldn't go without mentioning a couple of the parents that were so big in making this happen.  If I forget to mention you, I am truly sorry and promise to thank you in my next post!  See, it's almost better because you will be featured!  I've already mentioned Lori Nissalke, the best co-chair a co-chair could have - bargain shopper extraordinaire, wonderfully creative and quite the visionary.  Without the creative talents of Rose Antonini (A & E Events), Dr. Deb Berkew, Cindy Nott and Karen Cuervo we could not have done what we did.   The look on the kids' faces when they came in made it worth every single minute spent on this event.

I am having a hard time not going on and listing everyone that helped out big and small, but I'd be here all day and not get to the pictures.  Please know from the bottom of my heart that I appreciate all the hard work and generosity from EVERYONE that did ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!  And now...the pictures!  For a look at even more shots - check out my Lori Anne Photography Facebook Page.
Yes!  This is a middle school cafeteria!
You can't leave out the bathrooms!


One of NINE ice sculptures! 




Rose with A&E Events created these beautiful chandeliers for the eating area.




We gave Mark Mazur some smaller pieces and one large 4x8 piece of plexiglass that very generously donated and asked him to create a piece to hang behind the DJ table.  He came back with an amazing three dimensional masterpiece! The Mazurs were also incredibly generous in their donation of the lighting for the event!



The Ice Bar - Another Rose creation!

One of two pit style seating areas

Each of the six high top tables had an ice sculpture - How can you have an ICE theme without ice sculptures!




In our early brainstorming sessions, I said it would be fun to have a giant "frozen blocks of ice" with what appeared to be a student in a Martinez uniform shirt frozen inside.  Rose took that and created our giant ice cube photo op!  Thank you to Dr. Deb's husband who beautifully executed Rose's plans!



Lori N found these awesome icicle lights around Christmas time that have chasing blue LED lights and though - This will make a GREAT chandelier!  And it DID!
And the one project closest to my heart - Our Ice Cave entrance.  I thought it would be so cool (pardon the pun) to have the kids come into their ICE themed dance through an ice cave opening.  I really didn't know if it would be doable, but my husband Eric and another dad Jeff Salt, talked and came up with an idea - that pretty much mirrored the idea that Rose sketched out as well for how to construct it.  Eric and Jeff spent three and a half days assembling this mind blowing feature! 

One thing I learned, white tarps do NOT glow in black light.  It all worked out well in the end with some beautifully applied black light paint. 

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! This is absolutely fabulous! I would love to hear some of the comments from the kids. You and everyone else did a superb job! Thanks for sharing. Deb Galloway.

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  2. Exelente es poco para describir algo tan original

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  3. Thank you for sharing your heart with a dark, uninspired world! In wanting to assist my daughter prepare for Winter Formal ideas, I came across your posting and I need you to know that I have been inspired! Keep sharing your gifts and find strength in knowing that this is bigger than you may think! Never give up!

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