For the last 6 months or so my wife Donna and her friend Kate have been working very hard to get a Dinner Dance off the ground. They have 'form' in that they arranged successful events on 2009 and 2010, however the following 2 years the club decided to do something different which resulted in there being no Dinner Dance and last year a big loss after the people who wanted to put the event on had committed the club to hiring a marquee and then couldn't drum up enough interest to get an event off the ground. My wife and her friend were called into get something off the ground (too late for a Dinner Dance) and at least recoup some of the money. A Hog Roast and Band were put on, ok no flowing dresses and expensive jewellery on show, but everyone loved it.
Anyway, after all the hard work covering such tasks as arranging a marquee (and bartering down the price by 13%), chairs and tables, chair dressing, balloon companies, catering, marketing the event, collection of deposits and pushing for outstanding balances, arranging for waiters....the list goes on; You wouldn't believe how many nightsthey spent at the club for meeting, and to catch people for their deposits and balances. Now was the day of the event - Friday 3rd May.
The following day was a busy one for Donna as she was back up at the club around 9:30am and spent all day there with her friends changing over the marquee for the U14's Presentation Night that evening. I spent around 4hrs at home loading/cropping/uploading nearly 500 of the 620 photos that we'd taken on the night. We had been invited to the U14's night but were just too tired, so Fish & Chips and a night in - and early to bed for both of us.
Wymondham Rugby Club all enjoying the festival.
It was a very successful day, with long queues all day at the bar, the BBQ, and the ice-cream van. The bun stall did well as did the other stalls. The rides and bouncy castles were well used and loved by the kids- just a great day, with the sun an added bonus. Unless of course you take no notice of your wife and spend all day taking photos with the sun burning your bald head! Click here to see the photos, of the event that is, not my bald head :-)
I came home just after 5pm so that I could get all the photos online as unfortunately I would be spending all my BH Monday at work, but Donna stayed behind until close to 10pm, eating and having a few drinks as the music played all night. And the fantastic weekend was over....