Last October I was contacted by the Minnesota Local Organizing Committee to submit a proposal to created 30 centerpieces for the NCAA Final Four Friends & Family Brunch. The MLOC wanted the centerpieces to be something that attendees would be use and remember Minnesota for. The centerpieces would be raffled off, and attendees could win them as a prize. There were four themes: Music, Cabin Life, State Fair and Golf. I was awarded the bid in February, so I was pretty excited and got to work right away! I spent a lot of time on shopping for the items that went in the centerpiece and the what the items would go in. I wanted to create something that the attendees would want to win. Once that process was finalized, it was easy to duplicate each one. I created (7) Music, (7) Golf, (8) State Fair and (8) Cabin Life centerpieces. Below is the final product!
For the Music theme I chose Prince! I know there are other successful musicians and bands that came out of Minnesota, but Prince is the most memorable. The centerpiece included a "Purple Rain" DVD, Prince Greatest Hits CD, a Prince logo decal and a guitar that is actually a pen.
For the State Fair theme I promoted local Minnesota company "Candy Land". It's my favorite place to go for Chicago Mix! Being that we put anything and everything "on-a-stick", I decided to put the popcorn balls "on-a-stick", included was a small bag of Chicago Mix and a Chicago Mix t-shirt.
In the Cabin Life centerpieces I chose some classic table-top games. I used the themed stickers to accent the theme.
And for Golf, the centerpieces included golf balls, golf tees, a golf brush and towel, and a mini golf club which is also a pen. I added a couple of golf flags for detail.