This year was Guys with Ties 15th annual White Party at Celine Orlando! Guys with Ties is an based philanthropy group here in Orlando that hosts events to help raise money for charities. This month they were benefiting Mustard Seed, the only local furniture and clothing bank in Central Florida.
We checked in for the event at the entrance and walked right into a photo opp in front of their GWT event banner, photos by Brion Price Photography. The lights in the venue were a perfect contrast to everyone's white attire. Complimentary Tito's and Blue Chair Bay Rum were served at the bar for the first hour and a half! I had never tried Blue Chair Bay Rum before, but I am a huge coconut rum fan, so I opted for this with pineapple juice over ice- and it was absolutely delicious!
The venue was exclusively open for this event, and the place was filled with everyone wearing white- what a beautiful sight! They had bars and VIP tables both upstairs and downstairs. On the main stage they had all of the raffle prizes displayed- each with a jar to add your raffle tickets. The fun part was buying a roll of tickets for $25 and they would have you turn in a circle as they wrapped your body with tickets! Then you could put your tickets into any of the prizes. They had donations from all kinds of vendors- like sporting events to spas and gift baskets and gift cards and bottles of liquor!
We mingled and danced the evening away until it was time for the raffles and big donation reveal for Mustard Seed! After giving away all of the raffle prizes, it was time for the big reveal... and they gave a check for $18,000 to the representative there from Mustard Seed- what an amazing donation! This was my second event with Guys with Ties, and I can't wait for their next one- they know how to throw a great party and raise money for some amazing causes around Orlando. Have you ever been to a GWT event?
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