Disney Ohana Club End of Semester Banquet Fall 2019

Ok, let me explain the lightsaber! Our theme was Star Wars, so I had to go all out! Every semester, my Disney Ohana Club has an end-of-semester banquet to celebrate all of our accomplishments throughout the semester and to award those who have achieved active status in our club. Every banquet has a different theme. So, in the past we have done Up, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Parks and Resorts. When I heard that we were doing Star Wars, I was a little hesitant because I am not a big Star Wars fan and I didn’t know what to make out of it. I just like lightsabers because they are fun to play with! But in the end, the banquet turned out to be a success, so for this post, I will be talking all about how our lovely banquet went down.

The room of our banquet opened at 4:30 pm, so we were there to set up early before everyone started to arrive at 6:30 pm. When I saw all the decorations and favors, I was in awe, already succeeding my expectations! I was in charge of the photo booth props, except for the frame. I printed out the pictures and my mom cut them out and put the props together, so a big shoutout to my mom for helping me out! We decorated the background on the day of the event. Everyone loved the props and the photo booth was popular!

We had yummy food and games, fishbowl and guessing how much candy was in the jar. For those of you that don’t know what fishbowl is, everyone writes down a noun and puts it into a cup/bowl, then they have to guess what the noun is based on the clues that their teammate gives them. There were three rounds. During the first round, everyone was allowed to describe the noun using as many words as they like, however, they couldn’t say the noun itself. The second round involved everyone only saying one word to describe their noun. Then, during the last round, nobody could say anything and they were only allowed to use signals. It got pretty competitive and some conflicts came about, but everyone had a blast in the end.

In the past, I didn’t talk much at the banquets because of my fear of people, so I tried my hardest to step out of my comfort zone and made more of an effort to socialize with our members. As a result, I was able to hold conversations with my friends and whenever I got discouraged, I tried again and it turned out great. I talked a lot more than I expected and I’ve noticed that it is getting easier and easier to talk to people. I’ve learned a lot more social skills this semester and it has shown through my experience with the Disney Ohana Club and Public Relations Student Society of America.

So, while I wasn’t thrilled about the Star Wars theme at first and was worried that I wouldn’t be able to talk at all, I had a great time. I am a bit sad knowing that the semester is coming to end, but this also makes me more excited to see what activities we have in store for next semester! I can’t wait to get together with my lovely officers to come up with new ideas for Spring 2020!

Take care and see ya real soon!

Lana

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