Well can we say we had a busy weekend or what!?
Three events were on our agenda for last weekend:
- Thursday: Madison Oktoberfest at George
- Saturday (day): Blondes vs Brunettes Tailgate at Mason Inn
- Saturday (night): Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic A Night Under the Stars
Let’s begin our recap with Thursday night at George for the Madison Oktoberfest.
This was my first night meeting Jamie and the Social DC PR team so I don’t have too many pictures but the night was still one to enjoy. Open bar was from 8 to 9 and Bloomery SweetShine provided us a tasting of their farm fresh cocktail liqueurs. I sampled their “Ginger Shine Cider” which was absolutely delicious. The rest of the night was spent mingling and networking with other people who also attended the event. All donations went to a charity called Crittenton Services.
Next event was during the day on Saturday for the Blondes vs. Brunettes (go Brunettes! ;)) tailgate held at Mason Inn. Boy, can I say how much fun that was!? A $5 cover at the door gave you an open bar from 1:00-2:00pm and $9 Bud Light pitchers, $4 mimosas, and $5 football shooters all afternoon, as college football played on all the TVs. Ahh, the good ole American life. And the best part about it? 100% of the proceeds went directly to The Alzheimer’s Association!
Last but not the least in one bit was the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Night Under the Stars event held at the beautiful Jones Day building held by the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Young Professionals Council. The night was beautiful. As soon as you entered, you were greeted with a nice glass of champagne and led up to the rooftop floor of the Jones Day building located on the 7th floor. Upon the photo op wall, you oversaw the open bar and buffet of assorted delicious-looking (and believe me, tasting) food which Alissa and I soon devoured. Once you entered the ballroom, there was a projector screen projecting live tweets and instagrams of the photo op wall and the Night Under the Stars event overall. The night was filled with music, speeches from the foundation itself, survivor stories and a lovely video of a Make-A-Wish story of a boy from Prince Georges County who got to meet his favorite football player, RG III. There also was a photo booth (which I of course partook in with Alissa) and a silent auction of impressive gift donations such as an autographed Capitals hockey stick and beauty packages, etc. After the night was over, the party continued to the after-party spot: Sixth Engine!