About a month ago, Lori, Kendra and I sat down to talk fundraising for RSVP. We lost a big chunk of money for this year so we have been scrounging to make some fast cash in whatever way we can. We came up with the idea to have a Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance because it is something that has never been done (to our knowledge) in Manhattan before. In about five hours’ time, we pulled together a major sponsor, location, DJ and photographer and I even whipped up a flyer.
Ever since our initial meeting, Kendra and I have been posting flyers, spreading the word about the dance through Twitter and Facebook, selling tickets, finding volunteers to make desserts, brainstorming decoration ideas and being incredibly thrifty at the same time. We had a tight budget and I can proudly saw that we pulled off a pretty amazing event.
It was priceless to see all of the adorable daughters and their dads or grandpas dancing together at the dance. I didn’t think it would make me emotional, but it was just so darn sweet to see how happy not only the little girls were, but their dads, too. Everyone seemed to have a great time at the dance and it was very rewarding to be part of the team that made this event happen. We had a lot of yummy desserts for the guests to enjoy, a photo booth set up to take silly pictures, great music, (their favorite song was “Party Rock Anthem”– so funny) and prizes to give away!
and last but not least…..