Who woulda thought???
I love it when I am presented with the opportunity to be
creative at work
After all my job is
for a 163 unit
senior retirement community
Nothing creative about that!
Every year our home office
has a contest
(although at the time
I didnt know it was a contest)
for the Activities coordinators in each community to present the
programs and activities
that we have had
throughout the year
....in a creative way
Well for some reason
(which I will respectfully not disclose)
our activities coordinator had done nothing, it was Friday,
and the project was due in
Seattle the next Tuesday
My boss called me in her office and
presented me with her dilemma
- overtime approved -
do what you need to
get this project done
**Fairwinds Five Star Fun Circus**
I went to Michaels,
wandered around to gather ideas
and see what was available
...at the last minute
I took a lampshade, covered it in
red & white striped paper
and made a base for my tent
I used poster board to make
the blue tent top
The circus images I have been
collecting on Pinterest
I found some cute popcorn bags
that I placed around the tent
to hold the rolled up flyers
(that had each event on it)
and other fun things that
had our info in it
Inside the circus tent I placed fun things with wording that represented our programs
The main presentation is a banner
Where each pendant flips open
to reveal the required info
(let me tell you formatting the
info to fit in that triangle was NOT fun)
I attached the banner ribbon to the underside of the tent top so when you pull off the lid
the banner strings out.
(wish I had a picture of this but I relied on
someone else at work to take the pictures
before they sent it off
and I guess they didn't read my mind)
Inside I used fun little balloons
to keep things from rattling around
So there you have it....
**Fairwinds Five Star Circus**
It was a stressful looong weekend,
but the results were worth it!!
(and I got Monday off!)
I LOVE a good creative challenge!
Im anxious to see what the prize is...
I know part of it is a trip to Seattle!!