Thursday, April 7, 2011

Make A Wish Gala Centerpieces

For the past few months, I have been working closely with the Make A Wish Foundation of Utah for their annual gala that is coming up this Saturday!! I am very excited for this gala since its breaking tradition from the regular cocktail hour and sit down dinner in a beautiful hotel ballroom. The event will be held in the Clark Planetarium. The Clark has three floors of exciting space trivia and hands on games for kids of all ages to play. They also have an IMAX theater and stellar space shows. 

One of my main duties was to create centerpieces for this oh so awesome gala. Since we are holding at the Clark, we decided to make it a space theme; Galaxy of Wishes!! Here is my inspiration for the centerpieces...

That was the only picture I could find of a suitable centerpiece that didn't look super cheesy.  So after a couple of hours of work with my awesome volunteer Jayme....Ta-Da!!

 We used these colors to help match the invitation. The hardest color to paint was the black. It eats up a lot of paint. We used a dab motion to help cover the balls.
After we finished painting tons of 2" balls and a few 2.5" and 4" balls, we spray painted some glitter on them and affixed them to a base filled with rocks for some weight.

 We hot glued the balls onto the sticks to make sure they stayed put!

We had a great time putting these together. It only took a couple of hours to make three of them. We love them and can't wait to see how they fit in with the rest of the decor!!

xo: Ello

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