So here's the update from my evening at the Red Ball...
Parking was a snap, and The Hubs and I were greeted with this. Bring it on!
A few steps later, we strolled by a humbling display that reminded me of why we're all here...
Notice the red carpet steps? Love it.
We were greeted with the silent auction...
Special thanks to Dave Schrader, Director of Communications...
Here's my new Red Ball BFF, Stacey and her husband, Joe. If you've read my past Red Ball posts, you'll recognize her from the 2010 Red Ball.
Don't forget to wear your life jacket when canoeing - so cute!
These ladies prove that one can still look hot while riding on a plastic horse...
Aww, The Hubs -- hold on tight, honey bun!
Here's Matt with Funtown Productions free painting in the VIP room.
What's the use of a party if you cant be a little silly?
A fun thing about riding the carousel: the ladies had to take off their shoes before riding (and for good reason lol). I snapped this adorable picture with a little encouragement...
This picture is one of my favorites of the evening -- I was giggling when I took it, which is why it's blurry. Can you guess why I was laughing? I can just hear it...honey, watch my shoes and purse, I'm going to ride the plastic horses, yeehaw!
Beef tenderloin in black peeper sauce courtesy of Sugar House. Delish.
This is the most amazing display, holy cow. Cookies, cake pops and cupcakes by Cakes & Candies by Maryellen.
Crab-wrapped flounder by Chart House. It was buttery, sweet and smooth.
Beef Bourgourion over yukon gold mashed potatoes courtesy of Aneu. Comfort food at its best!
OMG, do I really need to caption this one?
Aged rum by Brugal. I admit, I had a few glasses of this. Strong and smooth, just as I like my sipping cocktails.
Another one of my new Red Ball friends -- she is the cupcake queen and owner of Cupcakes Gourmet. She can make almost any flavor of cupcake your little heart can dream up; believe me, I've seen it! Need some? Tell her I sent you!
Here's professional poker player, Beth Shak. I met her at last year's Red Ball -- she looked even more beautiful than last year! Her dress was absolutely stunning.
Red carpet, baby! And speaking of red carpet, here The Hubs and me posing -- not too shabby, eh!? Special thanks to Red Cross, Mod Space and all the vendors who gave their time, energy and support to such a great cause.
This year's Red Ball raised $329,836, the most ever for any SEPA Chapter single day event, breaking last year’s record.