03 November 2012

Special Agents

Casino Royale

Friday night we were called on a special mission.

My Mission

My parents' church was having a fund raiser for their campus ministry and the theme was Casino Royale.

My sister and her husband joined us on this mission.

@ Casino Royale

Dinner was very nice (chicken with creamy potatoes and broccolini) as was dessert (chocolate mousse and a  chocolate cake with a cheesecake center!!!).  After dinner there was an auction. That was interesting. There was really only 1 item I was interested in - this oil painting - but they started the bidding at 10x what I was willing to part with...

I Wanted This Painting

I told Scott that we might have to uncork the bottle of the wine we pulled at the Wine Pull station (you paid $15 to pull a bottle of wine which may be worth $15 or maybe $50) and try to create a version of the lovely painting.

Casino Royale
Trying to appear elegant....
 
As you can see, we did take advantage of the open air photo booth....What a fun idea. I wish we'd been more creative like striking more James Bond type poses....

We "gambled" a little at the Black Jack table but to be honest, I was more into these "cards". We brought some of these home for the kiddos.  Aren't they adorable?


Martini and Playing Card Sugar Cookie Treats
Sugar cookie martinis and playing cards...

6 comments:

  1. you look great! what a cool event!

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun!

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  2. What fun...did you get the painting!

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    1. Carla, I didn't get the painting. I coveted it all evening and told Scott that we should get it but I only wanted to part with $200. They started the bidding out at $2000!! And then when they didn't get any bidders they went down to $1000 and ended up at something like $1500 or something. Too rich for my blood. I think it would have been a perfect addition to our home, but I can't justify that kind of money at this time. Maybe we can recreate it...do you ever donate your paintings for fund raisers?

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  3. Nolita, you & your hubby look like you stepped off of a James Bond movie set. "Morgan. Nolita Morgan." ;) You definitely pulled it off. What a great evening and fundraiser idea!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I meant to respond to this while I was in NYC and got distracted. Hope you are doing well!

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