Yesterday was the last Summer Associate event after work. A happy hour of sorts focusing on the law schools that each associate would be returning to after the summer was over.
I made bunting to hang in the conference center with each school's pennant. I took a picture of the flags and used the graphic in our invite:
We decided to use chalkboards in other elements of the decorations. I love all the cute pinterest pins of menus written on chalkboards. I used this image as my main inspiration:
and ended up with this:
Not quite the same skill level obviously but I was pleased with the results. I made hung two boards and hung one on each side of the bar. I also made the mini bunting to hang across the signs which matched the larger banner.
More chalkboards were incorporated into the flowers with farewell wishes for the departing associates. I used these Martha Stewart's chalkboard labels and stuck two together with a wooden skewer in between.
It all came together quite nicely and the Summer Associates appreciated the personal touches and the nod to their universities. We had a great turn out and plenty of yummy food.
I kept a hawk-like watch on my chalkboards and was prepared to push someone out of the way if they even thought about leaning up against them. Sometimes I feel like a lot of the thought details that Sara (my manager) and I put into these events go unnoticed or people don't realize how long it takes to chalk menu signs (and how tedious it can be). Fortunately I have this little ol' blog where I can show of my crafty projects!
Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend! For once I am in town all weekend. My plans include ordering take out and watching the Opening Ceremony and finally getting to sleep in!