Marching Band Party: A Dream Come True!

Marching band party A few years ago on a wild Saturday night, Jaime and I were having a chat on the phone about party themes that we thought were owed their moment in the spotlight. Unique party themes that had so much potential but had never had a chance to shine. I remember that there was a impressive range from the ingenious to the hilarious, and the best ideas somewhere in the middle. But the idea that we couldn’t get out of our minds was a Marching Band Party.
Alt Winter 2015 Brooke Denniswww.justinhackworth.comwww.justinhackworth.comIMG_0287So when we heard that Alt was holding a contest with sponsor Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, to find the perfect mini parties for Winter Alt Summit, we knew that it was the perfect moment for our dream party. Well, that dream came true and we are so excited to share all of the details right here!
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One thing we love about Alt Summit is the way the group of attendees; bloggers, artists, makers, designers, sponsors come together as a supportive community. We created an 8′ long banner with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores felt to celebrate that collaborative environment with our party slogan #BandTogether.
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For the craft we turned to Joann Fabric & Craft to to provide ready-to-decorate felt pennants and self adhesive felt letters and shapes set out for fun.
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Many of the party-goers creations were delightfully off-color but here are a few we can share here…
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marching band partyWe treated the tables with fancy fringe and sequin trim.
IMG_0291And wrapped our drumsticks in the most glittery tape.
IMG_0301These gold striped letters by Teresa Collins Studio for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores made sign making so simple, and tissue paper fringe added festive flair to cascades of balloons.
Did you notice our DIY epaulettes? They were made with scraps of adhesive foam, felt and fringe.
I think they totally completed our
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marching band party FullSizeRender 57           We used glorious feathers and boas for centerpieces… and also for The night was all we had ever dreamed in a marching band party. Thank you Joann Fabric and Crafts and Alt Summit for making our band geek dreams come true!
Thank you to Justin Hackworth and Brooke Dennis for the use of their photos.



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