WCDS Celebrate

Mar 22, 2016

I think the saying goes: If you theme it, they will come.

No?  That’s not it?  Well…it should be.  Because Louis’ school had their annual fundraising event over the weekend and it was 20’s speakeasy themed and it was AMAZING.  Last year, we had a ball.  But this year was something extra special.  (Maybe they chose well in renaming the event to Celebrate!)

And don’t worry.  Of course I took to the sewing machine and made Bennett’s and my outfits.  Because sewing.

Bennett and I snuck in a little early to take some pictures of the shindig.  It was all so incredible.  The PFA did their research and went above and beyond for everything.  But.  AHEM.  The table name that they sat us at this year?  #someoneisintrouble #notreally #butreallyguys

The details on the event blew me away.  Every nook and cranny of the pre-party room was covered in 20’s themed items.  They had wanted posters, a custom built bar, a delicious signature drink, a poker table, gorgeous “flapper girls” walking around selling chips…the works.

I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure if Bennett and I would show up and be the only people dressed in theme or not.  And not that it would have made us miss a step, but it was excellent to see so many people having fun with their dress.  I don’t think I’ve seen so many bowties, vests, fringe, and sequins in one room.  And it was a room full of adults! 

So. Much. Fun.

The poker table was never empty.  Not once.  If I could pretend to know something about poker, maybe I would have been there too….but I’m not exactly a card shark.

I told you that they didn’t skimp on details, right?  They even had a couple of the men dress in trenchcoats and pretend to be the police, breaking up the “illegal drinking and gambling”.  I mean, it was the prohibition, of course!

After the cocktails, and the poker, and the delicious appetizers, we were sent into the gym for dinner and the live auction.  Not only did they have teacher experiences, baskets, and art up for grabs…but Bennett and I were also asked to photograph each of the grades and create canvas art of the gorgeous kiddos that make up the school.

Nine grades of beautiful faces were printed out on canvases.  I seriously love each of the pieces that we managed to capture and create.  I hope that the parents did too!!

Pssst….if you want, we have the canvases available to purchase HERE (password: wcds) and the proceeds still will be going to the WCDS PFA.

If you’ve never experienced a live auction before, the only way I’d recommend experiencing it would be in this form.  People are there to give money to the school and support the education of our future leaders.  And it’s all in good fun…so the level of jokes and harassment from the auctioneers is at an all time high.

We absolutely loved our entire evening at the Celebrate event.  (Almost as much as I love these photos of Liz HL, the headmaster of the school.)

Thanks for a great night, Country Day!  Looking forward to doing it all over again next year. 

**We have all of the images that we photographed during the event online HERE (password: wcds) in case you want to go snag a photo or two.

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Pencil Bow :: FREE Back-To-School Inspired PDF Sewing Pattern (In Two Sizes!)

Happy (almost) Back to School season, y'all!  Once July comes to a close it feels like everything just starts to speed up at an uncontrollable pace in my household....ESPECIALLY since Bennett is a teacher now.  It feels like summer is over and we need to...

Poe’s BB-8 Sweater :: FREE Lego Star Wars Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I have been OBSESSED with making this top for myself for over a year now.  The day has finally come and I'm now moving my obsession to the finished item.  I freaking love it so much. Maybe I should fill you in on why I'm so excited about this new top of...

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

P4P Coloring Pages | 2022 Holiday Freebies

And we are back with day two of the 2022 Holiday Freebies over at Patterns for Pirates! Today isn't a sewing pattern, but it is a helper for sewing patterns!  I took all of the line drawings from every Patterns for Pirates pattern that we have out there, and turned...

Sleigh Ride Shawl | 2022 Holiday Freebies

Happy Holidays, my friends!  Tis the season of giving, and every year over at Patterns for Pirates -- I'm charge with cooking up freebies to give to our amazing sewing community.  I'll be delivering five different free things (mostly patterns) over the next five...

Fabric for Pirates :: November 2022 Reveal

IT'S FABRIC FOR PIRATES REVEAL DAY!!! As per my usual, I'm jazzed to be able to share what we sent out in our beloved monthly fabric subscription for this past month.  It's always hard to hold onto these surprises because I'm always super excited about what I've made...

Fabric for Pirates :: October 2022 Reveal

Whewwwwwwwwww.  To say that October's fabric shipment was theatrical is to put it lightly.  We didn't receive the fabric until over a week after the month had turned.  After the payments processed.  And the day that I was heading out of town for a friend's wedding. ...

AFFILIATES