I do not like to write about benefit auction decoration ideas. If it does not make you money, I'm less inclined to spend time educating you on it.
And rarely do auction decorations make you money.
But many of the volunteers on your benefit auction committees love talking about decor, do not they?
They get excited planning the colors … considering the centerpieces … thinking of ways to incorporated fun elements. It pains me that your budget for the decor may grow out of control.
(Do not forget that it is so much smarter to spend your budget on more important elements that will make you money, such as a top-notch benefit auctioneer.)
Sadly, I'd also be willing to guess that it is much easier to get volunteers to sign up for the decor committee than to sign up for the procurement or acquisitions team!
So all that said, here's an auction decor idea that is affordable and elegant: over-sized balloons!
You may equate balloons as something appropriate for a child's birthday party, but not a benefit auction.
Or you may consider balloons appropriate for a school auction, but not a nonprofit gala.
Think again. That may be true of the typical 11 "sized balloon, but when you start using over-sized balloons that measure 3 'and 4' wide, the story changes.
Over-sized balloons filled with helium will lend an air of sophistication to your gala.
They can be used in the silent auction to draw attention to specific tables (think blue balloons for the blue section, and yellow balloons for the yellow section), and placed in the ballroom to beautifully fill a large space.
Additionally, if you have an exceptionally high ceiling in the ballroom, larger balloons will visually create a "dropped ceiling" effect that will make the space feel more intimate.
As with most types of balloons, the helium may start to wane in some of the balloons by night's end, but most will stay up, floating serenely above your guests and looking great. At the galas I've worked, these larger balloons seemed to have a classy, calming effect.
Balloons are more affordable than many other types of decor and they look beautiful. For your money, over-sized balloons do an excellent job of creating a visually appealing benefit auction.
North facing houses are ideal for all members of the family. Researchers have found that magnetic forces of the earth are usually generated from the North Pole; therefore, if your house faces north, your house will receive a lot of positive vibes through the entrance door that faces north.
There's a belief that north representations water elements and since water resembles wealth, there's a belief that if your house faces north you will enjoy more wealth and prosperity. According to the Hindu culture, Kuber (god of prosperity) resides in the north; therefore, if your house faces north you have high chances of prospering in life. There are also high opportunities that your business will prosper when your business promises face north.
Features Of North Facing Houses
These houses tend to have sun almost through the day which means that you do not need to leave the lights on. This saves you a lot of money that you've spent on your energy bills.
When you are designing the house you should ensure that there are no obstacles that will prevent the house from receiving the right amount of sun. This means that you need to get rid of trees, land and anything else that might be distracting the house.
As rule of thumb you should ensure that the open area is left on the east and north sides of the house. You should build balances in the northeast corner. To maintain the original size of the house you should avoid extending the corners of the house.
You should ensure that the main entrance faces the northeast corner. Experts believe that when the entrance faces this direction it symbolizes the flow of positive energy.
When it comes to the kitchen you should ensure that it's located at the southeast corner of the house. If it's impossible to build the kitchen here you should consider building it at the northeast direction.
If the house has a stair you should ensure that it's located in the northeast or northwest corner. The garage, security room and the electricity meter board should be located on the northeast corner of the plot.
Whether you are building a residential or commercial house, it's wise that you construct the house using the north facing design. For ideal results you should ensure that the architect that you choose to design the house has experience in designing north facing houses.
Source by Raju Navi Reddy