This year, our school's theme for homecoming is "Oriental Garden"….the would have named it Japanese Garden, but out Student Coucil advisor said that "Oriental Garden" wouldnt be offending as much as "Japanese Garden".
Anyway, the Student Council pres. and VP have come to me for help. They think I am into the whole Japanese cultrue because I like anime. I mean, I am but not as much as to plan a WHOLE banquet by myself. Now....the banquet is in 2 weeks so...I am bascially screwed if I dont come up with something.
I know many here are more into Japanese culture than I am and know more than I do. Therefore I need a bit of help. I am not trying to tell anyone here to plan out the entire thing. I just need ideas that can help me. Dont worry, Ill be doing all the decorating, and arranging, and other crap.
What I have to work with: Half of Half a basketball court that I need to turn into an "Oriental Garden". About 50% of the whole High School will be there so that is about........35-40 people. Cheap Budget....VERY CHEAP. And an idea for a dess code....I was thinking that everyone can come dressed with Kimono's and those shoes that Mugen, from Samurai Champloo, wears. The problem with this is that Kimons are about...$100 a piece....so I need something more cheaper that fits the theme. I mean the alternate idea is that they all come in suits and dresses, like normal, but I think we should try something different. Music......what kind of music should I play? Its a Christian school, so nothing too......."controversial".
What ideas I have so far: Round tables (rectangular tables dont fit the theme), pillows as chairs, and sushi, terryaki chicken, miso soup, tea, and Green Tea Ice Cream as our menu.
Any ideas are welcome. Thanks for any help.
P.S. Does anyone know of a place online where I can get a cheap Kimono or something that a guy can wear?