6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ft. Myer Officers Club - Koran Ballroom Room (for parking directions, click here)
214 Jackson Avenue
Ft. Myer, Virginia 22211
Reservations required: $25/adults AND children, Under 2 FREE ($30 per adult AND child thru PayPal)
Join the U.S. and Japan Cherry Blossom Queens, along with all the Cherry Blossom Princesses, for an evening featuring heavy hors d' oeuvers at a multitude of stations featuring food and beverages from every region of the United States. Club Manager, Marco Rosa, is a former White House Executive Chef from two different Administrations and has prepared a menu that will entice everyone's taste buds.
Purpose: To allow all Princesses from the Societies an opportunity to interact at one venue for the coronations thus eliminating the expense for individual societies to have to plan an execute events for their princesses at individual venues. To provide Princesses from small or non-existent Societies to still have a celebration. It also allows the Alumnae who are in town for the 66th Anniversary of the Princess Program a chance to visit with both 2014 Princesses and their friends from their Princess years.
Concept: There will be food stations (heavy hors d’oeuvres) and car bars in multiple locations throughout the room featuring foods/drinks from every Region of the United States. Labels on food/drink items identifying the origins will be available. Societies will be provided individual space to display banners, flags, brochures, etc and will be positioned all around the walls of the ballroom near the food areas for their region to discuss highlights from those states/territories. These will be covered 5” tables scattered around the entire perimeter of the room. Each society/territory/embassy will receive their own table (no doubling up). Click here to download the Taste of the States Request Form for table space AND a coronation opportunity. There will be a microphone and podium so guests can be welcomed and encouraged to join their societies, sign up for activities, etc. As each Princess self-introduces themselves, Society Presidents will be given a coronation opportunity to provide gifts, crowns, plagues, etc. to their princess. NOTE: A society can choose to purchase a block of tickets with a corporate donation and distribute them as they see fit to their members.
Food and Beverages: The Officer's Club will be providing the main entrees at the food stations. Societies are being asked to donate desserts/beverages that represent their state. (NOTE: this attracts corporate supports). For example, the California donated nuts, Florida donated cuttie oranges, The U.S. Virgin Islands donated a variety of desserts, Illinois donated Oreos, Maryland donated a Cherry Blossom cake, Pensylvannia donated Hershey’s chocolate, New Jersey donated Pepperidge Farm rolls, and there were many, many more. We will acknowledge all of the food and beverage donations for the guests. Societies are encouraged to create a special dessert with Cherry Blossom theme. Parking is available on the premises in the neighboring lots.
If you are an vendor and would like to participate in the event as well (or in the Princess Orientation of Sunday, April 6, 2014), click here to download the Exhibitor Application for acceptance.