Dream A Little Dream Events Olympics

Bi-annual staff party
7 • 28 • 2011  |  Misc.
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. 
I then had to explain the rules, plus the strategy of pinning boutonniere's, as it can be tricky, and sometimes, needs to be done in a few minutes
Then, the games began
The guys stretching behind us in their little shorts added to the games!
In the end, the girls did great, but of course, I beat everyone's times. We then had a picnic lunch with more champagne before packing up and heading to our next stop of the day, Polished Nail Salon for hot stone pedicures
We then hit up the local dive bar, The Silver Peso, to enjoy some beer, pool and shuffleboard
Cheers to my incredible team of hard working, selfless ladies who always go above and beyond! We were missing almost half of them at the party, but I am beyond proud of them all, and can't wait to plan our next festivity. 
 
xoxo, 
 
(plus a special thank you below to all the vendors that were a part of our day!)

Photographer: Ben Zoltewicz
Cakes: Jill Branch
Flowers: The Savage Rose

Nail Salon: Polished
After Party: The Silver Peso
Boxed Lunches: Mollie Stones

  Kathryn

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