Graceful Nights Live & Silent Auction

The spring is here (and gone!) and for the boy’s school that meant it was time for the PTL to host their annual Live & Silent Auction.  Last year I simply volunteered on the decorating committee.  This year, as the treasurer of the PTL, I was the leader of the decorating committee.  We began planning the auction in the fall of this school year.  Once it was set in stone that I would be overseeing decorations I had visions of a simple and elegant auction.  The PTL event is held in the school gymnasium. I knew that playing off of the colors that already adorned the gym, which are red and blue, it would bring the look I envisioned to life.

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My sister in law, Amyee, worked to plan the intricate details of the event with me.  She is such a creative gal and I was super happy she agreed to plan a large event with me. She assisted in planning the layout, the centerpieces, the tulle ceiling, divider walls and more.   We had a wonderful group of ladies help us in making the centerpieces and decorating the day of the auction.   The room is incredibly large and fairly blank, as we decorated it we felt challenged that perhaps we hadn’t done enough decorating. Yet, once it was full of all the auction items and patrons the look we sought to achieve was completed.  We were both very pleased to create such an elegant affair.Auction decorations, school auction decorations, yarn ball centerpeice, graceful nights

*I fully intend to create a post on how to make these adorable yarn ball centerpieces.  There was a lot of trial and error for me. So I can’t wait to share with you the best way I found to make them.

The PTL members worked very hard to gather several donations from corporations, small businesses, school families and many other places. These donations are what helped to make the auction a true success. Without them there would be no auction at all! Graceful Nights, spring auction, live and silent auction, silent auction

The food was absolutely amazing at the auction. The food committee did a wonderful job with the hors d’oeuvres and had many people coming back for seconds and thirds.  Especially the white chocolate covered spoons with fruit. They were a hit!

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Overall the 2013 Spring Auction was a true success.  The PTL raised almost $7000 for the school!  It was  a pleasure planning the event and working with a wonderful group of women!

I would like to give an extra special shout out to DressUnited and Signsonthecheap for creating our yard signs for the event.  This is the second time they have donated to our Parent Teacher League.  On behalf of the entire school, thank you for supporting our children.

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