As an Event Coordinator/Planner, everyone thought I was going to throw a big, semi-formal, dinner party. I threw everyone off when I sent them their invitations and asked them whether or not they’d be playing on the court or cheering on the sideline.
Before the party, my husband and I created rosters for everyone who RSVP’ed. We had enough for 3 teams!!! (Yes, I have a large family) My mom went and purchased a referee shirt and kept the players on their toes! We had an awesome half time show to get the kids involved. The little girls had a cheer that one of my aunts helped them make on the spot as the boys ran around the gym throwing out beads and candy to the fans, TJ <tommyjam.com> performed a few songs, and my little brother played “Happy Birthday” on his trumpet!
After the games/tournament, we awarded the teams, crowned the MVP and Ball Hog, then finished with one last OPEN play game for everyone!
DETAILS: We rented a court at *North County Recreation Center, we served everyone *lunch in individual, already made brown bags (turkey/chicken sandwiches with a side of pickles, mustard and mayo, chips, Hawaiian Punch single packets), the *favors were bagged Epsom Salt for the adults to go home and soak in, we provided *bandanas for all the players so they would remember who was on their team, each team had their own *coach (who were the Ref’s big sisters and didn’t mind speaking up on bad calls), and instead of a *guestbook, we had everyone sign my volleyball!