Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Truly Mad Adventure!: Green Tie Ball XXI Heads Down The Rabbit Hole

We must admit: Wonderland would not be our first choice for a quick, destination trip but Lewis Carroll’s kooky, kaleidoscope-colored sub-reality, with its cast of colorful characters, surely makes for the perfect party backdrop. If you don’t believe us, go ask Alice.

  Green Tie Ball: Oh, the characters 
you will meet! 

On Saturday, September 15, you are invited to fall down the rabbit hole again at OfficeMax’s Green Tie Ball XXI, presented by A. Finkl & Sons, hosted by Chicago Gateway Green, and co-chaired by VHI’s House of Consignment star, Corri McFadden, and Fidelity Consulting Group’s Donald J. Storino.

 Reality Star & eDrop-Off's Corri McFadden

Emceed by ABC7’s Windy City Live! hosts, Valerie Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, this celebrity-studded evening kicks off with a black or green-tie VIP cocktail reception, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., featuring a live, interactive auction, premium open bars, and creatively-prepared hors d’oeuvres by Rosebud Restaurants. 

The gala commences at 8:30 p.m. Highlights include premium open bars and gourmet tastings from over seventy top restaurants (GT Fish & Oyster, III Forks, Sunda, Province, Davanti Enoteco, Tavernita, Atwood Cafe and more); a casino tent with roulette, blackjack, and craps tables and a silent auction; a theatrical presentation by Red Moon Theatre; musical performances by the Dr. Bombay Band and South of 80; and special sets by DJ Rock City and Ashlee Simpson's (former) hotter half, Pete Wentz of the Black Cards.

 Fall Out Boy: Pete Wentz

#FASHION: The Green Tie Ball may not call for costume attire, but who wouldn't look precious wearing this sweet Alice-inspired pinafore?

Luxe File Chicago loved this Red Queen wig - topped with a petite gold crown - and 14 carat gold-plated top hat ring (perfect for balls or "unbirthdays").

Keep things super simple with a pair of pretty bunny ears. Emma Watson rocks our favorite below. 

Honey Bunny: Emma Watson

Gala tickets are priced at $135 per person (pre-purchased) or $175 (at the door); and VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person (includes private VIP cocktail reception, gala, and gift bag). “Rabbit Hole” booths are also available and cost $5,000 each. Booths feature a reserved table and lounge area, ten VIP tickets, bottle service, advance access to the casino tent, VIP gift bags, and more. 

Grow-n Up Food: Try the BLUE ones!

Proceeds from the Green Tie Ball benefit Chicago Gateway Green, a leading non-profit organization committed to the beautification of Chicago’s expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, click HERE

Written by Kerry & Sally Shorr