Summer in Vancouver is synonymous with the beautiful outdoors, lively people, delicious cocktails and after this upcoming weekend, garden parties.
On Saturday, August 23rd, you are cordially invited to attend Vancouver’s first annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Produced by Cocktails and Canapes (www.cocktailsandcanapes.ca.) and Max Cunningham, the event is in support of Backpack Buddies.
Run by the Community First Foundation, Backpack Buddies delivers backpacks of food to the most vulnerable children in inner city schools. Their focus is on kids helping kids, engaging youth in community, and creating a place for children of all backgrounds to come together.
Aside from supporting a great cause, guests have a lot to look forward to including:
The Croquet Classic: Register a team of four to square off against the best teams in Vancouver. Winner earns the title of best in Vancouver.
High Tea at Noon: Enjoy high tea at noon featuring the culinary talents of Chef Brett Turner, owner and Executive Chef of Cocktails & Canapes. Party guests can enjoy traditional tea time favourites served alongside specially prepared hors d’oeuvres
Craft Cocktails: Cocktails from Jacob Sweetapple, Perrier-Jouet champagne and Stella Artiois will also be served.
There will also be interactive, live performance art installations for guests to enjoy!
The event takes place at VanDusen Botanical Gardens from noon through 7:00 pm. Early bird tickets are available for $55.00 (without High Tea), $75.00 (with High Tea) or $1850 for tables of 8. For the full menu, tickets, and more information visit www.thegardenpartyvan.ca
Here’s a small glimpse on Vimeo!
Can’t forget about the fashion! Here are some suggestions to help you achieve a “garden-perfect” look.
Ladies: You won’t blend in with the flowers with this summer-sweet silk floral dress! Best of all, it’s on sale for 39.94 at Joe Fresh.
A floral silk blouse like this one from Joe Fresh is fun and elegant. Pair it with a crochet skirt & a fuchsia lip and you’ll be blooming with beauty.
Gentlemen: BFS. Bow ties, floral prints, and shorts. Have fun, be bold, and pair prints with prints. Exhibit A: these men’s print chino shorts from Joe Fresh, available in navy and red.
So mark your calendars, grab your mallets, and get ready for an evening of frivolous fun!