Man, talk about a parrrrrty!
Party at the Puddle went swimmingly! The event stayed packed until the very end with long, long lines of students waiting patiently (and, well, not so patiently) for free food (that was delicious, by the way). Many students enjoyed making a mini-terrarium inside a mason jar for a craft while others preferred the carnival games on the side, which also included an old-school dunk tank! Of course, many lounged around the grass, watching whichever respective artist was on at the time. The music portion went well, besides the fact that we went about 20 minutes over the official event end time. But even that wasn’t a big enough bump to knock us over.
Throughout the event, attendees stayed engaged on social media due to the photo contest I had set up. Attendees were encouraged to tag us in their photos and add “#PuddleParty” to their captions. Periodically, we would randomly choose users’ photos and then announce the winners of chocolate-filled mason jars on stage. Many people Instagrammed and tweeted @RUPARutgers, but of course, there could only be 4 winners for the night. Win or lose, almost everyone who tweeted @RUPARutgers got a reply back!
The mix and flurry of activities for students to participate in provided a well-rounded experience for attendees.
I feel confident that my goal of creating memories for other people has been accomplished thanks to Party at the Puddle.