There are lots of ways you can use plants to effectively define a space or control the flow of traffic for a school event. Outside, you can use rows of potted plants to create a path leading up to an entrance. Inside, you can use plants to better mark a registration area, or even soften a space that’s too open – like a large gynmasium. Live plants can be used to create a “living wall” – making the overall feel of the room much more inviting. One of the best examples of this was for an event we did at the Fay School in Massachusetts. We used a combination of tall plants and flowering hibiscus to turn their gym into a lovely cocktail reception space. The room was truly transformed. In additional to the visual appeal of live plants, the set up improved the acoustics and added an element of feng shui – or harmony – to the surroundings.
For a back to school event or otherwise, one of the common misconceptions is that renting plants is expensive. In reality, live plants will one of your least expensive line items! So in addition to being your ace in the hole for improving traffic flow at an event, plants create warm, inviting spaces for a minimal investment.
- Will be one of the least costly items in your event budget
- Add energy and natural beauty to an event space
- Are a green alternative for event decor. At 800 Plant It, we give our plants time to rejuvenate and grow before their next rental, and when it’s time to buy new plants, we recycle the older ones by donating them to a good cause.
- Can be rented last minute! That’s one less thing to worry about when planning an event. 🙂