Everyone loves a good reason to get dressed up, so when we were asked to attend the Green Tie Ball this year, we Bitches accepted with delight!
The Green Tie Ball is in it’s 24th year and raises money for the Chicago Gateway Green, which landscaping along the highways and roadways in the city of Chicago and the Chicagoland area. Believe it or not, it’s a huge undertaking taking care of all the shrubbery, which is vital for noise control. Their goal is to keep Chicago’s highways are kept safe, beautiful and sustainable.
With sponsors like Goose Island, Kettle One Vodka, and Rivers Casinos, this event had drinks flowing with plenty of blackjack tables to entertain you! Along with live music and a food tent that was to die for, there was plenty of space and ground to cover and lots to keep yourself occupied.
From the moment we arrived, the Green Tie Ball was serving us a good time. The theme this year was in “Studio 54 Style”. Around town this event is highly regarded, and as first timers it did not disappoint. After being welcomed by one of the lovely hosts, Alexis of Monika Dixon Public Relations, we were handed flutes of champagne and entered the ballroom, filled with attendees dressed to boogie, Studio 54 style. Beautiful Queens dressed as Liza Minnelli and Andy Warhol greeted us with open arms and from there we were off to party.
The space, Venue One on Randolph Street in the West Loop, is incredible. There were so many different rooms, each with something exciting happening for this special occasion. We were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the first room. The silent auction and the blackjack tables at the front were a great first stop (not to mention the bar!) but the back main room with the awesome band was the best. And past that was the main hall of food.
Needless to say, we Bitches were most excited about the food. With vendors such as Fig & Olive, Rockit Bar, Pomp & Circumstance, and Catering by Michael the food variety was impressive and the tastings bite-sized.
Some people went all out with their costumes; faux fur, high-waisted bell bottoms, and sequins galore—and even those who did not dress for the theme looked fabulous in their dresses and suits. It goes without saying, newbies like us and annual attendees alike, everyone at the Green Tie Ball was there ready to have a great time and raise a lot of money for charity in style. The Green Tie Ball is an affair we are very much looking forward to attending next year.