This school year (2014-2015) I have served on the PTL board at the boy’s school. As a board we have spent the majority of our time planning the annual Graceful Nights: Live and Silent Auction. When we first started planning the event last summer, it was decided that we would use burlap and lace decorations to accent the gym.
Burlap and Lace Decorations
The auction is the board’s largest fundraiser that generates the highest return. Each year it has a different theme, that brings a fun ambiance while you are shopping at the auction. This year’s rustic theme using burlap and lace decorations was so much fun! We covered the gym floor with butcher paper, draped large bulb lights around the room and did our best to incorporate burlap and lace.Here we incorporated donated custom made benches for a sitting area.
In keeping with the theme of burlap and lace decorations we decided to use mason jars for our centerpieces and place inexpensive mums and baby’s breathe in them.
We kept the food simple and served a bbq themed menu.
We had a blast planning the auction! It was a beautiful event and benefited the school immensely. Each attention to detail helped pull together the burlap and lace decorations and achieved a rustic look in a school gymnasium.