Seaside Soiree 2012 was definitely a HUGE success with all the arts, crafts, food, and unforgettable laughs. This three-day retreat had so much going on that there was no way that any participant or volunteer could not have fun. Since I have never attended a Seaside Soiree event before, I was nervous about the sheer magnitude of working an event this large. However, with amazing planning and awesome volunteers, this whole weekend came together beautifully.
Day 2 was just as busy as some attended an early tour of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Pier tour with Jesse.
Then the day kicked off
with Danita Art’s class where she showed all the women how to make their own
personalized mermaid! Soon after, they were able to finish completing their Art
Journals with Jen. Then the nightly activities began with “Dinner by the
Seaside”. It was extraordinary with all the Seaside Soiree attendees and
special guests. We were lucky to get amazing food from Villa Capri and Whole
Foods like Spaghetti alla Puntanesca, Gambero alla Senape, Thai Chicken
Skewers, and Spinach Savory Pastries to name a few. And what kind of dinner
would this be without alcohol and coffee! Roast Coach Coffee Bar was there to
serve coffee all night long with a huge assortment of beer from Wetten
Importers and wine from One Hope Wine. And if that wasn’t enough, we had a
rockin’ photobooth. If you want to check out the photos, click HERE.
|This is our view! That is the pier at The Scripps Institute of |
However, the best part of the dinner was definitely the silent auction that took place. Thanks to everyone’s help, we were able to raise so much money for the CharityWings Art Center and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
Unfortunately the fun had to end sometime, but Seaside Soiree concluded with Cheryl Waters’ class making a vintage wall hanging and a fun Artist Faire. Sprinkles Cupcakes was nice enough to donate cute mini cupcakes for everyone to enjoy as they shopped around the faire and buy some amazing goodies to take home with them.
Seaside Soiree 2012 has come and gone, but we’ve all built some wonderful memories with one another. So see you there next time. But in the meantime, check out some photos from of the event HERE.