Monday, April 11, 2016

Blue & White Gala

Happy Monday, everyone - I hope you all had a great weekend.  We sure did here minus the snow on Saturday - how crazy... in April! We had fun laying low with things like massages, brunch, happy hour in town and picking up some supplies to start playing tennis.  Last night we grabbed some appetizers for dinner and like most people watched the Master's - we were really hoping for another Jordan win or our new favorite - Smylie.


To start the weekend on Friday night we spent the evening at the Merion Cricket Club for the Penn State Blue & White Ball (for the local Brandywine campus).  My stepdad is one of the board members for the campus and my brother, stepdad and myself are board members on my grandparent's foundation - which is one of the sponsors for the night.  Of course we all are huge fans of the blue & white (the spring game is this weekend, in fact! and I can't wait).



The venue is gorgeous, there was a fabulous live band and the food stations were such fun.  After a great cheese display for the cocktail hour... a cheesesteak, burger slider, salmon slider station with milkshakes (delicious!) and shoestring fries as well as a pasta bar with veggie pasta and mac & cheese in a blush sauce with caesar salad for another station and finally an asian bar with noodles, dumplings, sweet & sour shrimp and a few types of chicken rounded out the dinner display.


There was a silent auction as well as another fun table that I loved.  For donating $5, you take a handful of heresy kisses from a jar and if you have a number on yours then you win a prize out of about ten prize options.  My stepdad and I did two handfuls each and won two of the prizes I wanted the most - plus we got to keep all the heresy kisses we picked - it was the best!


I love a good charity event / fundraiser / end of the year event and this one is one of my favorites - it was such a fun night!

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Also today, I've got a fun little giveaway going on.  A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you another amazing giveaway. One lucky winner will take home an authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, a pair of designer sunglasses, and a gold iPad mini. Open to international contestants and must be 18+. Please review the full Terms & Conditions prior to entering. The more accounts you follow, the more chances you have of winning! Good luck.

Louis Vuitton + Designer Sunglasses + Gold iPad Mini
Have a great week! xx

29 comments:

  1. THe gala sounds like so much fun, what a delicious menu. Milkshakes, yes please. Love your Lily dress, I have the pink version and how cool you won prizes. Have a great day!

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  2. That gala sounds like so much fun! The food sounds fabulous and I love the Hershey kiss idea! So awesome you both won prizes!

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  3. I love the dress you wore for the gala - such a fun night and sounds like a great weekend as well! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Love the giveaway!! That's a great one!
    The gala sounds like a great time and go you guys for winning!!

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  5. What a gorgeous gala!! Your snaps from that were really fun! It's always fun to have a reason to get dressed up, too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. That looks like so much fun! I love the way they did the auction. And that you won is so exciting. :)

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  7. That gala looks like such a fun evening, and I love the dress you wore! :)

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  8. Looks like such fun and I love that dress!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  9. The gala looked like so much fun! And loving your dress, such a fabulous look for spring <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. look how good you guys look! so spiffy :) that gala looks so fun! and you know i love supporting anything penn state!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Absolutely love your dress!! Cannot believe yall got snow, that is just CRAZY!

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  12. Looks and sounds like a wonderful event. I'm glad that you all had fun. You all look great too!! :-)

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  13. Love your dress!! Counting down the days until blue & white and just being back in Happy Valley...cannot wait!!

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  14. The Blue & White Ball looks like a lot of fun and those food bars sound like they were amazing! Yay for the spring game - it means we're that much closer to fall ball :)

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  15. What a fun Gala! Y'all look fantastic! Sounds like a super weekend (minus the April snow ;))

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  16. You look beautiful, Christina! Love your dress! I can't believe you guys are still getting snow! Hoping it will melt soon so that you can enjoy some much needed sunshine!

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  17. That sounds like so much fun!!! And the snow - I would freak - time for summer! Haha!!!!

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  18. Your outfits are always on point!! Looks like such a fun gala I want somewhere to go when I can dress up lol

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  19. You are wearing one of my favorite Lilly's! The dress looks perfect on you and what a fun gala! :)

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  20. So fun!!! I love silent auctions and events like that where you get dressed-up, have fun and do some good! Your family looks great! My Uncle is a diehard, diehard, diehard Penn State alum and this entire post made me think of him.

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  21. That charity event sounds like so much fun, and I love that y'all won some of the prizes too! It sounds like a great weekend surrounded by your family!

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  22. What an amazing gala! I just love getting fancy every now and then! Your dress was really cute as well! :o)

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  23. Yay! Such a fun fundraiser. I'm a native Pennsylvanian so I love it! You all looked great too!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. Love this dress on you! This looks like so much fun!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  25. The gala looked like it was so much fun! I love that you got to keep the Hershey kisses in addition to winning a prize - sounds like my kind of raffle!

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  26. I love a good charity gala like that! I'm craving hershey's kisses now!

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  27. Wow, does that Gala look amazing and you all look gorgeous!! Love that you had winning kisses!!

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  28. The gala looks like a great time! I love your dress - you look fantastic!

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