I hope your New Year started festive and bright!
I haven't talked much about what is going on in my current professional life on EventLucky, so forgive me if this a bit awkward. The board of the arts non profit that I run decided to close after nearly 20 years. I had a wonderful experience with this organization and am part of wrapping the organization up. Many of the teaching artist had taught with the organization for over 5 years, and the last time I saw many of them was when I made the announcement in June. It was hard on all of us.
So as I signed the final paperwork, I thought that we should have an opportunity to say good bye to the organization from a cheers rather than tears. So I found a restaurant that could host us in their cool space with a cocktail hour and a 3-course dinner. I chose Almond, in the flatiron district.
I invited current and recent staff and the board members. Since I wanted them to take RSVPs seriously, I sent out invitations via mail.
I found these great fill-in invitations at Kate's Paperie.
Can you see what it says here on the bottom?
I wanted to have a theme around the idea of this organization being the seed of many blooms-- whether that is kids we reached or the careers of these artists.
And of course, I closed the envelope with my washi tape.
Finally, it was time for the dinner! I put together little favors, using a blooming paper found on etsy in the organizations colors fromPulpArt. I tied them to a tulip, really working the theme. The restaurant took care of everything else.
Everyone had a really time--- and it was so nice to see my old team. Hopefully it won't be the last time!
Until Next Week!! xoxo EventLucky