One of the main reasons we decided to spend our birthday weekend in Nashville was to attend the annual gala for the JDRF, which our friends sit on the board.
The theme for the evening’s party was a speakeasy & they went all out with decorations & even swing dancers.
The entire hallways was filled with hundreds of items in the silent auction- everything from original art, bottles of win, travel adventures, music & entertainment packages, and more.
We bid on a few items, like a case of wine, and were quickly outbid. We moved onto bidding on a few of the super-silent auction items, like a turkey hunt in Arkansas, and were also rapidly out bid during dinner.
The food was incredible considering they were feeding nearly 1,000 people & we were entertained with the live auction as we ate.
It was a really amazing experience- I’ve never been to anything quite like it & it was so inspiring to see how much money was raised to continue the research against the disease that impacts so many people.
We had a blast getting dressed up and being all fancy for the evening- hubby had a tux & we even had a driver to take us to the ball. It’s been a while since I’ve been out past midnight, and I apparently forgot that late night stops at Wendy’s never end well.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: It was fun, but glad I don’t have to get all fancy everyday- I’m happy bumming it most days.