Step aside jungle juice “punch” with your questionable alcohol concoctions and possible psychedelic additives, Pino Grigio has made it to Prom and now it’s time to celebrate Prom like a Rock Star! A Vegan, puppy hugging, silent auction bidding, beer drinking, finger sandwich eating Vegan Rock Star!
Tainted Love blasted across the busy dance floor, twinkling white lights draped high balcony railings, the lighting was dimly lit enough for all of us to have a bump on our attractiveness number, a perfect oasis hideaway in the pounding San Francisco rain and unrelentingly pushy wind that whipped against building faces and car doors.
2016’s Alice in Wonderland’s Vegan Prom was in full effect, bunny ears poked above head level through the crowd, pocket watches dangled, the queen of hearts held a watchful eye and long tabled tea parties bordered the dance floor. There were too many treats to even try each. Tiny sugar cookies with soft pink lettering, “Eat Me”, smoky triangle finger sandwiches, an assortment of Miyoko’s Kitchen vegan cheese that widened my eyes with excitement, I delicately cut shaved slices of Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash to ruffle over sweet, nutty crackers and enjoyed the fatty tang of cheese No. 05 with my plastic cup of wine. #perfection
Clearly Prom took a step up from the prom of our awkward, overly stressed, thank god, under photographed high school proms, and this time our money went to support The Humane League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving animal’s lives and reducing animal cruelty. They did provide some of the most adorable props for partyers to don in front of the photographer, “I love vegan donuts” and, “Friends not Food” with an adorable pastel baby octopus, piggy, calf and chick. If those signs had been in the raffle or silent action, I would have had all tickets in and the highest bid, they easily overshadowed the weekend hotel stays in Carlsbad and Medocino, and the baskets of chocolates and treats, because everyone loves baby cartoon animals.
The DJ’s talent for mixing the best songs was highlighted by the high school style dance circle filled with brake dancing and a handstand form that one guy that you never saw it coming from, confirmation picture below.
If you ever wondered what prom was like because you didn’t make it in high school, or you had the full high school prom experience, Bay Area Soiree’s 2016 Prom Done Vegan was a great addition to the memory bank, a great charitable event and a day that I will look forward to again in 2017.
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