This event was Hawaiian themed mini golf. It required time, money and a lot of planning. Luckily I have very willing and helpful group members who take time out of their schedules to help me plan our assigned events.
For this particular event I had to first make sure the mini golf course was ordered from Ultrasound. The SPC adviser ordered this for us because he is the one with all of the money. After the course was ordered we had to plan how we would advertise the event.
We had primary advertising such as a Mac board that we painted and hung up in the McIntosh Center. We also had a Facebook event page that the public relations person for SPC created. Our secondary advertisement was where we had to do some extra thinking. I really wanted to pass out leis because of the Hawaiian theme but I could not find any cheap enough.
After doing my research and failing to find any cheap leis, I spoke with the SPC president. She had the idea to hand out Hawaiian Punch juice boxes. I loved this idea so that's just what I did. I stuck a label on each box that explained details of the event. The day before the event, we went around campus and passed out 100 juice boxes to students.
After figuring out the secondary advertisement, it was time to shop for decorations, food and raffle prizes. I wanted to stick with the Hawaiian theme as much as we could. After a long trip to Wal-mart, we had everything we needed. We got fun raffle prizes such as vacation movies, a back pack cooler, a red lobster gift card and much more.
For decoration, we had some left over items from past years. We had three blow up palm trees, fish net and grass table skirts. We provided fruit and Hawaiian Punch for snacks.
|We had a bubble machine and a photo booth set up along the course.|
I would have to say this event was a complete success. It was the first time this event was brought onto campus and I am very excited that my group and I were the ones who made it possible. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves.
The ONU Student Planning Committee has given me numerous event planning opportunities. I am beyond excited to hold a leadership position on the committee this year.
"Let the good times roll." - The Cars