This mixer had been a few months in the making and on Friday, it was finally party time. We planned this social event for the PA, DO, PT, Pharmacy, and Public Health programs as a way to have fun & meet people outside of school. Hopefully it will become a yearly tradition! It was held at Gregory Vineyards in Angier, NC and the weather couldn’t have been better so I was one happy lady.
This event was also a fundraiser, aka party planning on a budget! It’s no easy feat to get a DJ, decorate, and provide food on limited funds, but overall I think it turned out very well.
Here’s a shot of the bar before the mixer- everything is all setup and ready to go. They even had wine slushies y’all! Don’t I look like a real event planner?? Even though it was a lot of hard work, the end result made it so worth it!
We had pita chips, hummus, and cake for refreshments. I had fun making the cute pennant banners with the help of my fabulous roomie Jeff, who helped me cut them out. The centerpieces were a hit as well- I got the baby’s breath idea from Pinterest. You can never go wrong with candles!
The first part of the night was spent mostly outside because it was so nice out. There was cornhole, wine sipping, and tractor rides through the vineyard. Once it got dark, the dance party started!
As always, a good roomie pic is a must-have (even though the sun was blinding us). These guys helped me so much with planning, selling tickets, and setting up and I am so thankful for them!
Some of the PA & DO students at the mixer. Shout out to my other party planner Kaley (in the blue), so glad we pulled it off!
I hope everyone had as great of a weekend as I did. It was great to get all dressed up with my PA friends & my favorite boy/arm candy! Today starts my birth-week (yay!) and also the start of finals week (boo).
Hope everyone has an awesome Monday!
Hope @ Hope in a Blog says
Looks like such a fun mixer!! Xx.
Sarah Mastronardi says
GREAT JOB with the mixer, Kristina!! It was a blast!!!!
Couldn't have done it without you!