Red Heart Ball 2012

Brandon and I were incredibly honored to be invited to attend the Ronald McDonald House's Red Heart Ball this Saturday, and what a wonderful event it was!

We really don't get dressed up all that often -- not because we hate it, just because we don't have a true reason to. We've reached the point were most of our friends are now married, so without weddings to attend, we let our (limited) fancy wardrobes slip away.

When I mentioned the ball to Brandon, I thought he might balk over not having the proper attire, but much to my (happy!) surprise, he was enthusiastic about getting a suit for the occasion!

I ended up having to leave my dress hunt until the night before the event, so I was a bit nervous I wouldn't find something, but luckily (and with the help of picture texting my sister from the dressing room) I found a dress I really liked. I was especially dreading shopping because I'm about 5 lbs up from my "normal" weight. (Normal and goal -- not the same, but whatever, I keep it real.) Thank you Macy's for selling a pretty, vintage looking dress for a reasonable price!

Decked out and ready to go
The Red Heart Ball was a lot of fun. The evening began with a hosted bar for the first 30 minutes of the event, along with a free cigar lounge. At 6pm, the evening's program began, and we were entertained by the stylings of "Dean Martin", "Frank Sinatra", "Marilyn Monroe", and "Elvis". Dinner was a wedge salad, filet, served with pasta and green beans and dessert was a red velvet cake, frosted with chocolate and drizzled with raspberry.

Yeah, I take pictures of dessert, don't you?
The night also featured a live auction as well as a silent one, a photo booth, and a '65 Mustang was raffled off from a sea of tickets that had been gathered throughout the year. The evening ended with dancing and good conversation.

The lovely Liz Gonzalez of KMPH/Great Day fame, beauty Hannah Johnson, Red Heart Ball mastermind, and myself

Our first time in a photo booth together!
Brandon and I had a really nice time, and met some really nice people from our table as well. Hopefully, we'll see them again next year!

I highly recommend supporting the Ronald McDonald House and attending their wonderful ball. It's an annual event, and clearly planned with the attendee's enjoyment in mind. Hope to see you there!

To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House and the amazing work they do for families all over Central California, visit their website here.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. I will definitely go next year and support. What a great cause!


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