Evergreen Lifestyles Management’s team at Bellalago and Isles of Bellalago in Kissimmee, Florida, took their annual “Back to School Bash” and added all the colors of the rainbow. Why? Just look at the picture and see for yourself what a fantastic time was had by all. The first ever color paint party was held with 200+ people in attendance and had residents asking for more.
Billed as the “Back to School Bash” they added the twist of color, it was the first event of its kind at Bellalago. The Lifestyles team routinely throws well-attended and high-caliber events, but they had never thrown a color paint party, never tried an event with powder paint, and it was a huge success, with kids and adults alike wanting more.
Bellalago Lifestyles Team leaders, Doug Gilbert, Amy Mallinder, Giselle Rodriguez and the whole Bellalago team that included maintenance, all pulled together to pull off the afternoon event. A true example of team work.
The day began early at 7 when Merry Minstrel, an Orlando-based full-service carnival company, arrived and began setting up. By noon–the party’s official start time–everything was ready: inflated water slides, a giant obstacle course, trampolines, game trucks, and a shallow pool complete with three floating human-sized hamster balls. Adding to this was awesome refreshments from Chef John and the Bellalago Grille, as well as cold ice treats, and a kids craft station.
Kids and parents had two and a half hours of jammed packed fun, all building up to the grand finale, the paint party. White T-shirts were provided to all ages, and the mood was set. DJ Joe Magic did the buildup; everyone was issued small bags of color and told to hold on to it for the countdown, (over 500 individual bags consisting of all colors of the rainbow were prepared ahead of time).
The countdown began, 126.96.36.199.1 – and the air was filled with rainbow clouds of color as kids and adults threw handfuls of powdered paint into the sky. So many smiling laughing kids and adults, it was amazing. They repeated the paint toss three times, each time getting more and more covered in all colors, and kids wanting more and more.
At the end of the last color storm, Evergreen staff hosed down everyone that wanted to be rinsed off before heading home.
Doug, Amy, Giselle, and the Evergreen Lifestyles team were completely satisfied with how the event turned out. Based on how much fun the residents had—and how many are asking for a repeat—the Back to School Bash and Paint Party will likely become a regular on the Bellalago Lifestyle calendar.