So the Butterflies were a part of a great endeavor Saturday night at the Peabody Hotel. We were the event designers for JDRF's Promise Ball. The theme was 1970's since the West TN Branch of JDRF was founded in 1970. Everybody was dressed in their groovy attire as well as the event was. We had daisy chains, crazy daisy backdrops, some awesome silent auction items and fabulous design in the Grand Ballroom.
Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Enterprises, was the Honoary Speaker as was Elvis Enterprises was the Co-Sponsor for the event. Andy Childs was the opening entertainment and then Party Planet helped the people get their groove on.
The event design was simple: make it look goovy, yet elegant and classy! Thanks to Mahaffey Events & Party Rentals as they provided all the white sateen drape all around the ballroom, the lit bars were by Cort Events as well as all of our lounge furniture was from Cort Events and of course the menu was delicious. One of the desserts was an "Elvis" theme - chocolate cake, banana mouselinni with peanut butter and chocolate gaunche on top. Oh it was too die for! All the tables were draped in spandex as were the chairs. Our color scheme in the dinner was purple, blue and green and the colors in our silent auction were hot pink, orange and yellow. We had lava lamps at the registration tables and an adorable JDRF daisy sign too. Haute Horticulture designed floral peace signs for the dinner tables and were introduced to "colored aqua balls"!
All in all it was a fabulous event as well as successful. JDRF's goal was to raise $210,000 and they raised a little more than $336,000!