We're getting all the detail's fine tuned for the upcoming company picnic at the end of July, and this week we're going to be giving out the hard copy invitations. They're nice tri-fold style invites that have all of the pertinent details, and give staffers a glimpse at the fun stuff we have in the works. You know, email is great, and having it on everyone's Outlook calendar is fine, but sometimes a hard copy full of information about the event is just more memorable.
That, and the fact that I just love to create real hold-em-in-your-hot-little-hands items like invites, and marketing pieces.
So much so, that I, sometimes, get kind of carried away.
and...I think I might be getting just a tad bit carried away with this year's picnic's new addition. It's a Bake-Off.
Since baking is my love language, I am having trouble not getting carried away with this part of the event. We're doing things up with an old school vintage feel set up for the backdrop for the plethora for homemade yummy desserts that I anticipate we will have covering the table. (Trust me, if last Christmas's Cubical Decorating Contest is any sort of gauge at all, the wildly competitive folks where I work will be all over this Bake-Off contest.)
I can hardly wait to show all the fabulous little touches (soon!) but for now, I'll just share enough to give you a visual...I'm bringing my collection of vintage picnic baskets to add various heights for showcasing the Bake-Off entries, and some vintage cake and tart pans, as well as some charming old kitchen utencils. Oh, and I'm creating charming little numbers on table stands to keep things organized. (Oh, thank God for the wonderful little tools you have left over after you plan your kid's weddings.)
Getting a picture in your mind's eye? I hope so!