Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Madhatter's Speakeasy

A few months ago, I was at a Volunteer Bar Night for an organization I volunteer with. Everyone was in a good mood and super friendly, especially after a few beers, and I ended up befriending a girl and letting her talk me into tickets to a ball that supports Lookingglass Theater. The next day, I was a little worried about what I had gotten myself into!

It turns out the Madhatter's Ball is actually lots of fun! I think I paid around $140 for two tickets, and it included an open bar and lots of appetizers and small bites from local restaurants. (It was enough that if you sampled all the bites, you'd be pretty full!) There was live music, a silent auction, and an "ActionBooth" area where guests posed for goofy pictures and got to keep a copy. But he best part is that it's a chance to don Prohibition Era costumes and, of course, funny hats!

Three black and white photos, keeping with the theme:

And our pictures from the ActionBooth:

This year, we didn't really know what to expect, so we conservatively went with the theme and the hats. Next year, if we go again, I'd like to go with a big group of friends and really go all out with the costumes! When else do you get the chance?