fundraiser details [love is in the hair]

saturday sharon and i packed up and headed over to tek salon to set up for love is in the hair, the fundraiser i mentioned here. our mission was simple. add a little love inspired flair to go along with the valentines day theme of the event.. okay, maybe just easy for me because i love anything pink, and with hearts.

we lined the windows with these fun heart balloons sharon picked up. YES, we like to stray away from things bought at party city, BUT, it's all in the presentation. these balloons went from a bad valentines bouquet, to a fabulous display when lined up, 8 in a row, welcoming guests in from the front window.

raffle ticket signs were a last minute add. note to self. always always always bring extra material, you never know what someone might ask you to whip up at the last second! and the love is in the hair confetti? a quick scan of a handwritten logo, copied and printed, turned into an easy and fun way to give the all of the empty spaces a reminder of why you were there:)

and of course, my pride and joy, the piece that gave me arthritis from cutting fringe by hand for days... the lovely fringe heart made for the photo back drop! i'm in love and might hang it in my house.

here's a bellini bar we set up. i took inspiration from the heart and applied it here to these mixer labels.

above sharon set up an amazing little candy bar with old bottles she removed the labels from. i then added a quick heart to some paper bags using this stamp i carved by hand!
yummy sweets were also provided by nothing bundt cakes and sensitive sweets.
i had also been experimenting with clay and had made some heart dessert picks we added to the cupcakes.

and lastly, a little more signage. most of the inspiration came from conversation hearts. signs were displayed all over the salon with phrases like "sweet talk", "call me" and "kiss me". i really don't think valentines day is valentines day without conversation hearts.

there are SO many more photos of the event here and here, all of the amazing people who participated and helped raise money, and all of the fabulous people that volunteered their time to make this event all it was. big thank you sharon who recruited me! i had a blast putting some of these details together!

heart, candy buffet, and lemon bar photos by lindsey garrett from the mod chik
balloons, raffle tickets, candy corn, 3 fringe signs, and cupcake photos by kathleen enge from sugar and spice
remaining were taken myself