Monday, March 22, 2010

First day of Spring

We kicked off Spring with Firefly Night.  Our cocktail charity event benefiting the Channel 3 Kids Camp.  It was a nice chance for the community to come out and support a local charity benefiting Connecticut Children.

The UConn Alumni Center gave us the generous donation of the venue.  We were thankful to have such a gorgeous, well run venue to enhance for our Firefly Night Theme. With a bit of nature inspired treatments from out own collection and the added items donated by MJ Decorations, we were able to really make the space come alive. The deep moss and midnight blue linens from Taylor Rental in Manchester gave a finishing touch on the tables.  The colors worked well in the space and once Romantic Entertainment, added the fireflies to the ceiling, the space glowed.  The amazing crew from Parson's Photography capture the event for us. As always Diane and Jessica were a blast to work with.  We are looking forward to seeing all the photos.  
Hop River Cafe created a feast and treated us all night with scrumptious passed appetizers.  Heather and Lance's staff donated their time and a Saturday night to make sure everyone had enough to eat. Thank you for taking what you were given and making it shine.
Along with everything else that had been donated, the cakes in our Summer Night Theme Cake Challenge were a huge hit.  It was difficult to pick one favorite.  We allowed all the guests to vote, then added an extra point for the cake with the most drawing tickets, and the main players in our event voted again for their favorite.  Thank you to Hallie Jackson from WFSB for making the announcement throughout the night and of course for her input on the best cake.  Firefly Night winner was A Little Imagination Cakes, with her glowing fireflies, amazing details in her children, and attention to the small details.  Now it wasn't a landslide, it was a close call and many of our attendees had a hard time picking between all of the cakes.  Thank you to Edible Dreams, Once Upon a Cake, Chocolate Rose and ToriaDolce for just breathtaking creations.   We thank Tim Ackert from Ackert Electric for being kind of enough to share the winning cake with all everyone.  I personally think he just wanted to make sure he could fit the cake into his car but making it smaller.

Our drawing items were donated by so many different companies. They really opened their hearts and wallets to offer prizes people WANTED.  The maple basket from Lamothe's Sugar House and necklace from Love Me Two Times were highly sought after.  All of the prizes were, and it was a pleasure to see the winners leap for joy when they did win. One very lucky winner won $1000 worth of flowers from Jessica's Country Flowers.  We were also blessed to have an arrangement created by Jessica, along with ones from Custom Floral, Windham Designs, Stylish Blooms and HGK Designs.  They each gave an extra touch to an already great evening. 

Taking Care of Tummies spent the day working at a different venue and then rushed back for our event to tend bar.  Thank you for keeping our thirsty guests happy and for creating a few signature drinks for the evening. 

Also thank you Amber from the Channel 3 Kids Camp and their crew.

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