Monday, April 2, 2012

UNCORKED 2012!...The Bucket List

On March 19, 2012, Baltimore NACE celebrated its 8th annual UNCORKED fundraiser.  This wine dinner is a great opportunity for Baltimore NACE members to show of their cuisine and design talents, provide great services and items for the silent auction, and get together to raise money for some great causes – Meals on Wheels, NACE National, and Baltimore NACE. The theme of this year’s UNCORKED was “Live Your Life to the Fullest…Bucket List.”

This year the event was hosted at the Baltimore County Club just of Roland Ave in Baltimore, MD.  A valet met each guest in the drive before guests were ushered into our airport terminal, received their passport, and then were whisked away to the various destinations represented under three different tents.  Each tent offered a variety of appetizers, drinks, music, atmosphere, and a stamp for their passport to get the crowd ready for the main event.  While the guests were outside enjoying the food and drink, our wonderful judges were inside admiring the thirty very different takes on the Bucket list shown in the table designs.  Invited inside by the sound of the horn, guests were encouraged to wander through the split dining room to see all of the wonder table designs. Guests visited different countries, traveled in space, swam underwater, and so much more.

While guests feasted on a three-course dinner paired with a great selection of wines, the winners of the table designs were announced and ….DistinctivelyYours Event Management was voted the Best Interpretation of the Theme for our table design “Writing the Next Best American Novel.”  We were so excited. We have participated in the table design contest for UNCORKED for several years and this was our first time being recognized.  There were prizes given to the Best Overall: Innovative Party Planners, Honorable Mention: Select Event Rentals, Most Creative: Table Toppers, and People’s Choice: Boutique Events.  Congratulations to all the winners and a thank you to all the companies that designed tables!
After dinner, guests were invited to take part in the New Orleans inspired karaoke bar.  Guests sang the night away until 11 pm.

Each year UNCORKED gets better and better.  The day after UNCORKED  designers were already wondering what next year’s theme will be.