The evening started off with a cocktail hour in the lobby, accompanied by a pianist on a baby grand piano. After the cocktail hour, guests were whisked into the Opera Studio for a concert by a string quartet. A formal sit-down menu, by Sargeant's Catering, immediately followed. After the dinner ended, guests were treated to several surprise operatic performances. After the opera singers received a standing ovation, guests joined in for a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday! Leland Riggin's Dessert Designs caramel cake was served, along with homemade apple fritter ice-cream. I can't think of a better way to end an evening!
(The picture below is of me and the birthday honoree! I had to wear my "O" dress since the event was held at the Noah Liff. If you haven't been there, you will see recurring "O's" throughout the decor.)
Here are some additional photos that Kristen Steele took at the event.