March 1, 2010

Blue Note Ball

This past weekend was the Junior League of Greater Orlando's Blue Note Ball . . . and I certainly did have a ball! It was an "Old Florida" theme and was held in the Winter Park Farmer's Market. Decorations included crates/burlap sacks filled with oranges and we were even handed a sweet tea vodka drink in a mason jar at the entrance. There was a live band, silent and bucket auctions, a photo booth (so fun!) and lots of dancing. The food was delicious - yummy Southern food like ham on sweet potato biscuits, crabcakes, pulled pork and coleslaw, spinach salad, chicken fingers, mashed sweet potatoes and shrimp and grits. For dessert there was a s'mores station with marshmallows on a stick that were dipped in chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs. It was quite yummy! I didn't win anything in the auction, but my bf won a meat smoker. Ha! It was the hot item of the night and everyone was talking about it.

A new philanthropic addition to the event this year was the Brown Bag Campaign. With our invitations we were all given a brown paper lunch sack and encouraged to fill it with donations. The reason for the sack is that it's what many children bring their lunch in to school, yet many Central Florida children have to go without lunch. All donations will go towards helping these children.

Invitation.

Invitation and bag for the Brown Bag Campaign.


Sweet Tea Vodka drinks in a mason jar :)

Me and my handsome date ;)
(Ignore the ugly armband)

Lots of fun auctions.

Photo booth (right corner).


I had such a great time and I'm sad it's over.
I heart JL!

17 comments:

MG said...

I love the theme! Our JL is having our ball this May, I can't wait!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

You look so pretty!! That dress is fabulous!

Annie said...

Aww you and your bf are presch together! Your dress is cute and very you!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are adorable and is there anything better than a JL function?!

xoox

kHm

Red and White Preppy said...

You and your "date" are such a good-looking couple! Love the drinks!

BAH said...

Love the WP Farmer's Market! And the Mason jars are too cute! What fun!

I'maNolaGirl said...

What a fun event! I love the sweet tea idea and the brown bag. I might have to pass along these notes for our next big event!

Princess Freckles said...

You two look so cute! You're such a great couple!

What a fun event! I need to really look into the Birmingham, MI JL. I would love to get involved in something like this!

CanadianPrep said...

That's sounds like a blast. I love the Winter Park Farmer's Market. I've only ever been there for the actual market, but I bet it serves as a great event venue. Oh how I miss the kettle corn they sell on Saturdays!

Pink Maple said...

Sounds like a fabulous event!

perfectly paisley said...

I WISH our JL had a ball! Looks like so much fun! :o)

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

You look AMAZING! I love your dress!!

xo
Blair

jilly said...

LOVE it! We have ours coming up in a couple of months! Love the paper bag idea!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love your dress!!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is such a fun theme! You look fantastic in that gorgeous dress!

Miss Janice said...

You look adorable and so does your date! Love the dress! {Sweet tea vodka? I've never tried that before--love that they were served in mason jars and love the menu also}

Annabel Manners said...

You look lovely! I love that sweet tea cocktail idea... may have to copy it for a party of my own!

 
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