For the past twelve years, Tickled Pink has been Chicago’s hottest party for a great cause. The Tickled Pink Gala benefits Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.
Last year, Alexis had a chance to attend and raved about the bash. This year, I happened to receive tickets from my friend, Ryan, and was given a plus one—I was really excited to get all gussied up for a gala!
I brought my good friend Ali along for the evening. Ali had just finished taking the Iowa bar exam and needed an opportunity to let loose. The gala took place at the Morgan Manufacturing, a large industrial space that acts as the perfect venue for moveable set-ups, stages, and bars.
Upon arriving, guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and were ushered to the main area with over 50 different chefs tables. Each of these bite sized portions were perfectly executed by each of the vendors. Ranging from sweet to savory, there were bites of cake, small bites of pasta, mini tacos, and more. Making the rounds with a glass of bubbly in hand, and tasting each of these bites was certainly a big highlight of the evening.
Once you had your fill of snacks and libations, The Chicago Players graced us with their renditions of popular pop, hip hop and rock songs. The night was full of dancing, eating to our heart’s content—what could be better?
Even after the chef stations began to disassemble their set ups, waiters came around with mini Chicago style hotdogs, sliders, and other small bites. As the evening ended we were ushered out into the cold Chicago evening.
Having experienced it myself, Tickled Pink is by far one of the more fun galas I have attended. Tickled Pink was a gala packed full of fun, food, good tunes, and an even better time for a great cause.