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IAEDP’s Holiday Fundraiser

A very good friend referred me to IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) of Orange County to help assist with planning their Annual Holiday Fundraising Event Winter Celebration of Life, Gift of Recovery.  The setting took place at Cheryl Burke’s Dance Studio in Laguna Niguel…you know the Ballroom Dancer who was paired up Season 13 with Rob Kardashian on ABC’s Hit Show “Dancing with the Stars” (HELLO!).  What a perfect atmosphere to have a party like this.  The hardwood floors and mirrors along with a built in bar and lounge furniture helped create the mood for the evening.  I would highly recommend and use this location again!

There was an estimated attendance of 75 people and Casino Night was the theme of the party with Blackjack, Roulette & Craps Tables for guests to play and win tickets to enter into the raffle.  They were giving away such great prizes…Massage and Dinner Packages, Designer Purses, Gift Baskets and even an ipad.  They also had a silent auction giving away an Acoustic Guitar signed by Lady Antebellum, Sunglasses, Jewelry and much more!

Absolute Events helped organize their food, rentals and linen needs for the night.  We served an array of Appetizers: Pita Bread & Hummus, Gourmet Cheese Platter with a Basil Torte, Tortilla Rolls, California Rolls, Chicken Springs Rolls and Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with a Basil Mousse.  Dessert included Old Fashioned Cookies, with some Devine Cookies and Gourmet Brownies.  To top it all off a great mix of music was provided by DJ Keelez…I think I even saw a few people dancing to the beats after a couple glasses of wine.  It was hard to resist NOT dancing.  A special thank you to Maggie Baumann & Karen Schneller for giving Absolute Events the opportunity to be a part of this event.  I can’t wait to see what you guys do next year!

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