St. Patrick’s Day



Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day? It’s an excuse to eat and drink all things green and the vibes are contagious. Do you feel limited because you gave up something for Lent? The good news is that your Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted for the day! St. Patrick’s Day is often connected to celebrations including, parades, festivals, the wearing of green and of course social gatherings. Why green? Legend has it that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns…if they see you, they will pinch you (Huffingtonpost.com)!
There are special traditions for this holiday all around the world. Let’s look at the top 3 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations within the USA.

NYC St PAtricks DayNew York City has the oldest and largest parade, which began in 1762 by Irishmen serving in the British Army. Over 2 Million spectators attend the annual parade that begins at 44th Street and marches up to Fifth Avenue for almost 6 hours. (http://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/)

1205712438_7818Boston is said to be the most Irish state in the US. “Southie” has been hosting the city’s parade since 1901. Thousands of marchers and celebrants honor all things Emerald. The parade kicks off with bagpipes calling marchers to the starting point. (http://www.southbostonparade.org/)

Chicago Green RiverChicago dyes the Chicago River with 40 lbs. of (EPA approved dye) Kelly-Green dye. This procession includes bagpipers, horses and dancing Irish girls. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of this tradition. (http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/)

Now that we’ve gotten a peek at how some Americans celebrate, it’s time to find out what your favorite St. Patrick’s Day celebration consists of…Leave your comments below!

Pre-Alzheimer’s Event



Elite OC Productions has been hard at work with Alzheimer’s Association creating their fabulous upcoming gala this month. This event will be featuring some new, cool and exciting surprises! We wanted to share a little sneak peek into this purple Country Chic event at the Balboa Bay Club. This won’t be your typical Cowboy Country themed event… we are incorporating a touch of glam and a dash of bling to make this an unforgettable evening.

All décor elements will be unique. Everything from the step and repeat, to the centerpieces, to the dining tables, to the entertainment, to the décor will be different from your typical gala. Make sure to secure your spot because this will be one event you won’t want to miss!

Get excited for this Country Chic event!

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