Philanthropic Fun: A Spooky Soirée
The New Orleans Garden Society hosted a whimsical haunted holiday party.
Over 150 patrons attended the “Bewitching Affair,” a Halloween-themed soirée benefiting the New Orleans Garden Society.
Patron Party guests received complimentary champagne glasses etched with NOGS.
“Haunted House” cache pots filled with sensational succulents encased in purple tulle and ribbon were given to all guests thanks to Party Favor Chair Adele Mangipano and her committee.
Event Co-Chairs were Amy Carbonette Cioll and Valerie Hart. The event included a fashion show by Yvonne LaFleur with celebrity moderator Margaret Orr.
Decorations Chair Cathy Langhoff and her team created three dimensional “haunted houses” accented with flora of creams, yellows and orange. Decorative witches hats also added festivity to the banquet room.
A hat contest judged by Mary Katherine Lonatro-Tusa and Sandra Thompson Herman included prizes. Partygoer Alice Reese won best Botanical Hat, Suzanne Carpenter won Enchanting Outfit and Peggy Howell and Patricia Fuqua won for Best Group Theme. Recognized for being most dressed in Halloween attire was Kim Hasney as “Super Girl Witch” and Faith Peperone as “The Good Witch.”
The Audubon Tea Room provided cuisine. Auction items included Tickets to DreamGirls and to South Pacific donated by Jefferson Performing Arts Society.
Event at a Glance
What: “Bewitching Affair,” benefiting New Orleans Garden Society
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Where: Audubon Tea Room
Patron Party Chair Cindy Voss, Registration Chair Karen Burmaster and Judge Jean Murlin
Committee Member Lynn Skidmore, Carole McGinity and Judge Sandra Herman