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Black Tie Breast Optional Party
Saturday, 6pm

UPDATE:  I've had a couple of people ask me for clarification about the upcoming BTBO party on 9.10.11, so I thought it was worth mentioning a few things here. Besides raising money for the Life with Cancer Family Center, the party is also an excuse to dress-up, drink martinis and play like we're grown ups.

First, the "requested" formal attire doesn't mean it's "required" attire. Wearing a tux or evening gown won't look out of place, but I don't expect people to run out and buy anything special; a cocktail dress or suit is totally acceptable. Black and pink are the party theme colors, so if you happen to have a dress, scarf or other accessories that are pink or have pink in them, then that'll work just fine. Furthermore, as far as I'm concerned, "pink" is whatever light-reddish hue you decide looks good on you (eg, fuchsia, bubble gum, dusty rose, hot pink, pastel pink, cotton candy...whatever shade you prefer). Again, don't feel obligated to go out of your way if you don't already have something on hand.

Second, we're having food brought in by a caterer. The menu consists of a range of hors d'oeuvres only. Said another way, please note this is not intended as a "dinner" party. Those with a hearty appetite and/or who plan to drink freely throughout the evening should probably have a main course at home prior to the party.  Since this is our first attempt at a fundraising event (not to mention I'll likely be feeling some side effects from my chemo that week), we're keeping things simple and limited.

Finally, for purposes of planning your babysitter's time, the party "officially" opens at 6pm and I estimate it will knock-off around 10pm-11pm (but it's certainly okay to hang out later if you like).

I hope this answers most of your questions, but if there are any other concerns in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to seeing everyone!   *Please remember to RSVP (whether yes or no) by Sept 2, 2011, so that I have correct headcount.

Plans are underway for my first ever (and hopefully annual) "Black Tie Breast Optional" cocktail party!   Tickets are $50 per person.  Proceeds will benefit the Life with Cancer Family Center in Fairfax, VA.

Join us for an evening of dancing and poolside conversation while sampling delicious hor d'oeuvres and sipping wine, beer, and signature cocktails.  (We'll also *try* to provide complimentary valet parking or a "golf cart shuttle" to/from lawn parking so you don't have to walk-up the long hill to our house.)  

  • 6pm, Saturday, September 10, 2011
  • Women - evening gown or cocktail dress (think "pink")
  • Men - tuxedo or suit and tie (black preferred)
  • The Dollard Residence
    12801 Wycklow Drive
    Clifton, VA 20124

Again, tickets are $50.00 per person.  Please mail your check to my address above, payable to Ann Dollard for RECEIPT by Friday, September 2nd if possible.  (I will consolidate and submit one payment to Life with Cancer, but for tax purposes, let me know if you'd like a receipt for your individual contribution).

And finally, I'm sorry to say this, but this is an "adults only" party.  We ask that you please leave children at home so that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves without the need for constant oversight of the pool.