Children’s Museum Of Houston Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Gala
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design
THE SCENE: The Corinthian in downtown Houston was the recent setting for the Children’s Museum of Houston Dia De Los Muertos gala. The sold-out crowd of 550 were treated to an evening of great fun and most importantly, raising funds for a worthy cause.
THE VIBE: From the moment guests ascended the red carpet steps into the Corinthian while being serenaded by a Mariachi band, all the attendees knew a special evening was ahead. The festivities began with a cocktail hour in the atrium of the venue where the Catrina-inspired black tie crowd mingled and sipped cocktails while perusing an impressive silent auction of high-end items.
The fun continued as patrons made their way to the main ballroom for the evening’s program, full of tributes and testimonials followed by the live auction. Partygoers dined on a multi-course, interior Mexican-inspired meal courtesy of Jackson and Company. Revelers then engaged in spirited bidding for such coveted items as a South African safari and tickets to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in New York. The revelry continued well into the night as guests danced the night away to the tunes of the live band Audio House.
THE CAUSE: The event, co-chaired by Caroline and Andrew Bean and Caroline and John Harrell, raised over $1 million for the Children’s Museum of Houston. Proceeds from the gala go to programs to prepare children to be successful in school and instill confidence in lifelong learning.