As I have said before, this is such an incredible event that I look forward to it all year long. Great music, beautiful people dressed in their Saturday-night best and some of the yummiest food in Philadelphia - be still my beating heart.
There's still time to get tickets! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity, whether it be date night, girls' night out, or to spend an evening with your foodie friends. Believe me, there's a little something here for everyone.
A little birdie told me that the Food Network’s Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, singer Jade Starling, and Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum will also be in attendance.
The best part? All proceeds go to support the Red Cross House – the Center for Disaster Recovery and local disaster relief.
There are a few exciting changes happening this year...beer garden and dueling pianos you say? Count me IN.
Catelli Duo of Voorhees, NJ will be the exclusive caterer for the VIP room. For the first time, the Carousel House on the Main Event floor will feature a beer garden, including some of the region’s finest microbreweries. More than 1,100 of Philadelphia’s social, civic, and business leaders are expected to attend this “red-tie” event featuring cuisine from 30 of the finest restaurants in our area, dancing to live music, and an unrivaled silent auction and raffle. For the second straight year, the VIP Lounge will be the entire lower level and will have its own entrance. For the first time, dueling pianos will provide the musical entertainment in the VIP room. VIP guests will also enjoy private top-shelf open bar and a cigar bar. Main Event guests will sample cuisine from nearly 30 of the region’s finest restaurants, dance the night away to CTO Band in the ballroom or listen to jazz played by Gerald Veasley in the beautiful Carousel House.
The 2014 Red Ball will once again include the 4th annual Red Ball Restaurant Competition, allowing guests to vote for their favorite food for an award at the end of the night. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items and will also have access to the museum’s exhibits. All proceeds from The Red Ball benefit disaster relief and Red Cross House – The Center for Disaster Recovery, a one-of-a-kind short-term housing facility in University City. Every year, hundreds of local families find refuge at this facility and begin their recovery from fires, floods, and other disasters. Red Cross House is a model for disaster recovery nationwide. It offers families a stable and supportive environment while they work to rebuild their lives. Since opening its doors in April 2003, Red Cross House has been called “home” by more than 10,000 people who had no place else to turn in their greatest time of need.
Visit theredball.org and follow #RedBall for tickets, sponsorship details, and more information.
Want a little preview of just how spectacular this party is? Click on my "foodie events" link on the left sidebar to see past year's Red Balls (and try not to slobber on your keyboard). Stay tuned to The Housewife Diaries for full coverage of the glitz, the glam and, most of all, the FOOD. Bring it!