The Virtual Gala for Life is just one week away! Haven’t started planning yet? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick guide for hosting a memorable watch party that all your guests will enjoy.
1. Plan your Party
First, pick a date between October 16 and 30, and register your event at ThePregnancyNetwork.org/Gala. This step is important! You’ll need to register your event to receive your Host Kit and a link to the Virtual Gala for Life program.The program will be about 1 hour long, so you can plan the time of your event accordingly.
Next, make a guest list of everyone you’d like to include. The Virtual Gala for Life is a great opportunity to share the mission of The Pregnancy Network with your friends and family. This year’s Virtual Gala gives you the unique opportunity to open your home and change your city. Invite those in your circle to make a difference in the lives of women and families in the Triad. Each guest must be registered under your group host name.
2. Consider Your Guests
Once you have your guest list, think about the kind of gathering that would best suit your event. Keep things relaxed and family-friendly? Plan that fancy dinner party you’ve been wanting to host? An outdoor movie night on the big screen? Weekend brunch? The opportunities are endless.
If children will be attending, a children’s table with a few kid-friendly activities will make your event fun for everyone. You can even hire a babysitter for the event to entertain the little ones while the adults socialize.
3. Plan your Menu and Decor
Once you’ve settled on your event, you can plan a menu that best suits your gathering. Whether you’re serving gourmet recipes, cute kid-friendly snacks, or party trays from Chick-fil-a, you’ll keep things stress-free if you make a list of the details in advance.
Next, decide if you’d like to use any decor to fit your event. Think about what would set the scene to help your guests feel welcomed. Brighten up your table with fresh flowers, or create a welcoming atmosphere with a few candles. If you’re planning an outdoor screening, having a basket of cozy blankets ready to go will keep your guests comfortable as fall temperatures drop. You can keep decorations simple, or go all out with a Pinterest-inspired fall soiree.
4. Pick Up Your Host Kit
We will provide you with a Host Kit, which includes: programs, giving forms and instructions, favors, and more. Pick-up times for your Virtual Gala for Life materials are below:
- Tuesday, October 13 from 9-11 AM at GSO Office (625 Fulton St.)
- Tuesday, October 13 from 5-6:30 PM at WS Office (811 W. Fifth St.)
- Thursday, October 15 from 9-10:30 AM at WS Office (811 W. Fifth St.)
- Thursday October 15 from 5-7 PM at GSO Office (625 Fulton St.)
When you arrive at our office, please call 336-274-4901 (GSO) or 336-554-2841 (WS) and let us know you are here. We will bring your materials out to the car for you! If these times don’t work for you, please call to arrange another time. If you need a digital copy of all materials, we can send that as well.
5. Do a Test Run
We will send you the program link the night before your event so you can do a test run. Check to see if your audio and video are running smoothly. Make sure your screen is visible for everyone in attendance. Once your screen is ready, you are all set!
6. Relax and Enjoy!
The Virtual Gala for Life is truly a special opportunity to bring people together. Once you set the stage, all you have to do is click “play” and The Pregnancy Network will take it from there.
We can’t wait to share an exclusive message from keynote speaker Benjamin Watson, a story from one of our clients, and a ministry update.
When you open your home, you have the chance to change your city. Visit ThePregnancyNetwork.org/Gala today to take part in this special event.