The Flash Bash team was approached in late January to help DREAMS of Wilmington throw a fundraising party. We have worked with DREAMS in the past, and we are totally in love their mission. Established in 1996, DREAMS of Wilmington is a youth development organization that is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, by providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge programming in the literary, visual and performing arts.
But this wasn’t just going to be any old party - the plan was to throw a NINETIES DANCE PARTY. Wilmington, parties, and giving back to our community? Three of our very favorite things. Needless to say, we were totally in. The date was set and we were ready to get to work. Our goal? To transform the Garage at DREAMS into a 90’s kid’s dream, basically. Never ones to shy away from a party-planning challenge, we got to work.
We kept it simple and stuck to decor pieces that would make a big impact. By focusing mainly on the centerpieces for the table and a large photo wall, we were able to create statement pieces so the space felt festive, without breaking the bank. We stuck to decor that was interactive, to get the party started. Opting for glow bracelets and pixie sticks instead of flowers, the decor encouraged guests to have fun and get back to their childhood roots. The incredible playlist full of throwback jams didn't hurt, either.
Lindsey A Miller PhotographyThe doors opened and we were ready to DANCE! Good thing the party-goers brought their A-Game when it came to dance moves and costumes. The playlist started rolling with the likes of Nsync, Boyz 2 Men, and Spice Girls, and the dance floor filled up with tons of fun people ready to relive the good ol days. In true 90's fashion, we even had a dance-off. Even the most stubborn of attendees couldn't resist the urge to dance to the sounds of their youth. We think the amazing photos from speak for themselves!
Kelci & Kellly in their Flash Bash 90's Best
Together with DREAMS and our co-hosts Modern Legend, we were able to raise close to $1000 for the art programs at DREAMS! Needless to say, we were pretty thrilled. Partying for a good cause? Count us in, forever.
If you're planning an event in Wilmington, The Garage at Dreams is available for rent! It's a state-of-the-art facility, with incredible lights, ample seating, and a convenient location just outside of downtown. We recommend it. Check it out, and be sure to let them know that the Flash Bash team sent you!