This week stands to be one of the best ones of the year. United Way events are in full swing and the team has done a fantastic job coming up with a theme that is fun for all. They went with a “Hollywood/VIP” theme and the opening ceremonies included VIP Lounge with bubbly*, appetizers, and lunch. It was a formal affair with men in tuxedos, women in gowns, and everyone looking and acting their best.
The way that this works as a fund raiser is that the company puts up the money for events and activities, and then sells tickets to the events and activities. For $20, I got to step away from my desk, walk the red carpet (complete with paparazzi), and be escorted to the VIP Lounge where I schmoozed with other VIPs, ate appetizers, and drank bubbly* while listening to the opening ceremony.
After the pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremonies, myself and other VIPs were treated to a fine meal, and gifted a swag bag.
It had play dough and chap stick included 🙂 and a glitter gel pen. Haha! I’m thrilled. It also came with wet wipes and airborne, I assume, because flu season has started. It was totally random, but it was so unexpected that it made me laugh.
All in all, I had a great time, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week!
*bubbly=sparkling pear juice 🙂