Last month people from around the world tuned in at all hours of the day and night to catch a glimpse of Prince William and his bride Catherine Middleton walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey. I took the events in via twitter feeds, not a shock. Later that day I attended a school fundraiser. Not just any small gymnasium party. A full blown, fancy hat wearing shin dig. It would have been sure to impress the press had they not all been at the Royal Wedding some 8000 miles away.
I guess press was not really needed as they had me walking around in heels and a giant camera lens. I like pretty things. Can you tell…..
By the way did you know on YouTube there is an official Royal Channel? That way you can relive the magic over and over again. I figured since I missed it the first go around I would continue to fancy the wedding at a distance. At elegant tea parties.
Look at these gorgeous Pimm’s cup cocktails. A full serving of fruit in one glass. Mine was made with fizzy water, perfect for toasting.
Once a year ladies from school come together with a chosen theme to throw a huge fundraiser party. The stage is partially set with the beautiful bluebird days common in sunny Southern California. I posted last years event, the theme was Alice in Wonderland. You can have a glimpse of both posts.
The money raised benefits our school library. A safe, quiet place for our children to read, grow, learn and explore. I often seek refuge in our school library. I tether my computer to my iPhone’s 3G connection and blog away. Sitting among the fresh, inspired energy of the students is amazing. Young minds are vibrant. The gifts received from this fundraiser magically help to prepare these children for their colorful lives ahead.
I feel blessed that my family is a part of this beautiful school community each and every day. The school mission is simple and poetic. To encourage learning thorough open hearts, kindness, mindfulness and spirituality,
That is what all parents want for their children……friendship, community, love, health and peace.
This luncheon is spectacular in every way. It unites people with a positive mission and turns a simple day into a beautiful dreamy memory. The bagpipes added to the grand event.
Let’s not forget about the food.
Hope you enjoyed this visual feast…..I wonder what the theme will be next year??
There were so many beautiful images from this party. If you would like to see more please view them in flickr in my album titled Royal Wedding Luncheon 2011.