Twice a year I hold a staff appreciation party, and these can range from events like a day at the horse races, a night out, etc. For our summer 2011 party which took place on June 25, I wanted to do something fun, but also educational, in a wedding sort of way. So... I came up with the Dream A Little Dream Events Olympics. I wanted to be able to teach the girls things that we need to be able to do on site at weddings, but also make it a fun day for them.
The premise was to have an obstacle course at the picnic site I rented at Corte Madera Town Park, and each girl would go through and be timed. The course ran like this:
1) Pin three boutonniere's on three women wearing men's suit jackets (turns out there was a rugby tournament in the park we were at, and we had a nice volunteer to assist us with this task!)
2) Alphabetize and arrange with mini clothes pins place cards
3) Light ten votive candles
4) Repair a cake that had been poked or damaged
5) Sew a button back onto a men's shirt
My other idea was to have a stack of gifts, and have them run them to the car, but I thought that might cause even more of a scene than we already were causing!
This first photo is of the girls convincing one of the rugby guys to be a stand in for our Olympics. He was more than happy to oblige.