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Invite to Vancouver’s first annual garden party!

Party in the garden inside world-renowned VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

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.

Party in the garden inside world-renowned VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
Party in the garden inside world-renowned VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

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.

Croquet Classic involves lively competition, and includes high flying prizes and great company. (Photo courtesy Of Vancouver Garden Party/Ki Communications).
Croquet Classic involves lively competition and includes high flying prizes and great company. (Photo courtesy Of Vancouver Garden Party/Ki Communications).

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.

Perrier Jouet Champagne will play host throughout the afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Garden Party/Ki Communications).
Perrier Jouet Champagne will play host throughout the afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Garden Party/Ki Communications).

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!

Vancouver Garden Party

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.

 

Joe Fresh silk floral dress. (39.94)
Joe Fresh silk floral dress. (39.94)

 

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.

Joe Fresh floral silk blouse in orange. ($59)
Joe Fresh floral silk blouse in orange. ($59)

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.

Men's print chino in Navy. Available at Joe Fresh (14.94)
Men’s print chino in Navy. Available at Joe Fresh (14.94)

 

So mark your calendars, grab your mallets, and get ready for an evening of frivolous fun!

Blanca Blandon
Blanca is a graduate from BCIT’s Broadcast Media and Online Journalism program. Blanca was born in Nicaragua, and was raised on the West Coast. Throughout the years, she has developed an eclectic style and has merged her love of culture, fashion, and food to create her blog: feastingbeauty.com. Blanca also works as a TV producer and travel host. A “social media queen”, Blanca believes in the power of the internet and its ability to connect and compel. Blanca is bilingual in Spanish and English and is currently learning Portugese.
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