"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha

Just two girls wanting to help out
Check out my fellow collaborator Alexa: http://alexapgps20time.blogspot.com/

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lazar Tag, Karaoke, and Bull Rides Oh My

For the past week I have been on mid-winter break and I've been constantly thinking about our event. I've had a bunch of free time so I've been working really hard on getting things set up. I've contacted several different event companies who own inflatables, games and different activities along those lines. What I've been focusing on is if they have activities that I think would draw high school students to the event. I've been looking at rentable lazar tag equipment, mechanical bull rides, sumo wrestling suits, giant hamster balls, etc. Just fun activities like that people would enjoy and participate in throughout the night. As I start thinking of having to entertain teenagers for twelve straight hours, I start to wonder if I have enough activities. I'm thinking of borrowing peoples ping pong tables, air hockey tables, and foosball tables so people can stay entertained. I'm also trying to get something along the lines of a someone who does caricatures or henna tattoos to come for some of the night. I've already decided we will show a movie but of course, that movie is undecided. Also part of the night is dedicated to making items for the kids at St. Jude. It will be whatever they need, blankets, care packages or even just cards of encouragement. I'm also looking into getting some source of music, whether that be a DJ or a band of a sort. I've tried to contact a few small artists, hoping they will be willing to make an appearance during the night because that would be a big draw for kids. Of course there will also be an abundance of food, mostly pizza, drinks, snack foods, and desserts. Just the perfect recipe for teenagers. This might seem super overwhelming but I'm not worried. But Alexa, well let's just say she gets freaked out easily.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Let's Get This Show on the Road

For at least the past month Alexa and I have been communicating with the Michigan representatives over emails and phone calls. Though this Tuesday we are finally meeting them face to face. Since we got the okay from our principal to host this event the St. Jude representatives said they would love to come meet our principal, Alexa and I to further discuss the details of the event. Alexa and I are very excited to have this meeting with them and know what we have to start doing to really get this show on the road. We both know that before we start raising money for St. Jude, we have to offer an event that is interesting and exciting to students to make them want to come. We've been looking at different activites teenagers would like to do that we would be able to set up in our school. We looked at lazar tag equipment and we found a guy who has an inflatable lazar tag course that we could use. We are currently waiting on an email back from him on whether or not he would be okay with donating the course. I've also been looking at photo booths and other things like that. The hardest part is getting the person to donate their item because these items all cost money. Though we are hoping that they will agree to donate to help cure cancer. We are also starting to look at businesses that we think would match the total amount of money we collect. That way whatever money we make, the company can basically double it! Alexa and I are both very excited to be putting on this event and we can't wait until we have a clear path ahead of what we need to do.