We welcomed 2020 at a Great Gatsby Party benefiting the RISPCA. The event was huge and we were lucky to snag two of the last 20 tickets. Ticket prices started at $60 for early birds and went up to $500 for the VIP section. We managed to snag a wingman ticket for two at $135.
“The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1870, the Society was the first humane organization in Rhode Island and is the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States. We are the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state of Rhode Island that is legally able to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases.”RISPCA
The RISPCA is charged with the sole purpose of protecting animal life in all situations that might endanger them. As animal lovers, we were happy to be able to contribute to this great organization while having a great time. It is no surprise that we ran into our vet, dressed in a 1920s headdress and a flapper dress, at the event.
The best part of the entire event was the people-watching. Everyone was dressed beautifully and there were so many unique outfits. If it weren’t for the modern music, I may have forgotten that it was actually 2020.
The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball was sponsored by:
– Wash Ashore Beer Company
– Rhody Foody
– Black Infusions Vodka
– Anytime Realty
– The Creative Gene
– Anania Chiropratic
The bar served amazing drinks, including Revival’s Pinky Swear on tap. There were rumors of hors d’oeuvres, a cheese platter and desserts. Unfortunately, we somehow managed to miss those! But we did get out complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, where this party took place, is a historic place of its own. The building was once a Masonic Temple dating back to the 1920s. So it was extra special to celebrate the return of the Roaring Twenties there.
Enough of me talking. A photo speaks 1,000 words. Here’s something even better, a video: