Oscar Night Red Carpet 2014 - Lately I produced a red carpet event and thought I would share some of our charity fundraising ideas with you. The occasion was for PCRM and like other red carpet events we produce, lots of hours of preparation went into creating this thriving nonprofit event. Among the main nonprofit ideas was to make this nonprofit event stick out from the audience since the charity was being released to a new audience on the West Coast. Therefore it was important for this red carpet event to adhere to the maximum level of professionalism in terms of service, food, and layout.
We achieved this by bringing in one of the top live TV show manufacturers who in turn assembled a top-rated manufacturing team making the tv part of this occasion smooth. Other charity fundraising ideas we used to keep our funding was supposed to create elegant floral arrangements at cost and recycle the glass containers. We even used one of those floral designs from Budget Bash, which will be to submerge a cymbidium orchid. Like most of other red carpet events, we put "asks" for patrons for our bar.
Since this was a vegan nonprofit event we had quite strict parameters in terms of exactly what drinks we could serve but found generous patrons for our liquor, beer, and wine. Other patrons were kind enough to allow us "borrow" their recipes where the caterer created our delicious three-course dinner menu. Additional nonprofit ideas comprised our live and silent auction which also adhered to a vegan code to ensure our patrons weren't offended from that which we offered to help raise funds.
We utilized lighting effectively as our principal design element with this red carpet event in addition to vegan-friendly drape and linen. We integrated our design elements in the save-the-date card in addition to the invitation to make our timeless yet elegant room décor. And what exactly are red carpet events with no after party? For this region of the occasion, we quickly transitioned our cocktail area into a nightclub with a white dance floor, white faux leather sofas, and a vegan dessert station.
I learned a lot from making this occasion especially in terms of healthful eating habits and incorporating aspects of a vegetarian diet into my regular routine. Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it easy, delicious, trendy, enjoyable & economical to all!