Open Arms of Minnesota is a fabulous charity in the Twin Cities. They deliver healthy meals to those in need, providing high quality nutritious food and independence to the recipients. This is one of those charities that truly delivers a return on investment and gives everything back to the community. I highly recommend looking into Open Arms and volunteering for such a great cause!
Each year their Movable Feast is one of their major fundraisers and is a very popular ticket! Guests are whisked away via limo to one of the Twin Cities hotest restaurants for some top quality dining, and then come back for the after party. This year, the planning committee completely outdid themselves! The even had a vintage, olde tyme feel that was totally up my alley. Apothecary jars, and beautiful typography, even a vardo cart! It was whimsical, fun, even a little carny…it was AWESOME.
The evening started off with guests arriving at the Aria. Linen Effects, Bungalow 6 Design, and Avant Decor along with the creative minds at Open Arms created a visually stunning atmosphere that took a while to soak in. A delicious test tube shot of Two Gingers, creme and nutmeg got the party going, along with live music, delicious appetizers from Chowgirls Killer Catering, a silent auction, and unique shopping experience where guests were escorted by costumed volunteers to choose a mystery gift which they took home later in Whole Foods brown paper bags.
Limos started showing up at the Aria, they lined the streets waiting for the guests. UPS carriers waited at each limo to guide guests and help them get on their way.
The groups were so excited to go party! (this was the “before” picture, we also did an “after” picture) 😉
After dinner, the guests arrived back at the Aria and were in for quite the night of fun! The room had been flipped to feature a photo booth by The Mobile Photo Wall, a two story plinko game, beef darts (those guys were the most rowdy), and the genuinely vintage musical stylings of the Roe Family Singers.