The first-ever Blue Party to celebrate Miami's birthday hosted by the Miami-Dade Democrats & Miami-Dade Young Democrats was a hit!
Held Friday, July 26th at Avenue D downtown — named for the original name of S. Miami Ave — the party brought together 250 members of Miami's progressive community and elected officials to celebrate the city's 117th birthday. "The Blue Party was a tremendous success," said Juan Cuba, executive director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. "There was a ton of energy in the room, and a lot of people looking to make an impact on our city."
Guests listened to two live bands, drank rum punch & cocktails provided by Miami Club Rum & Cane Vodka, and enjoyed cupcakes, desserts and appetizers sponsored by several local restaurants. They also enjoyed bidding on silent auction items — as well as ten eligible young Democrats in a date auction — entering a raffle for a chance to win Marlins tickets (behind home plate!), and posing for photographs in front of the Blue Party backdrop, and were treated to a special appearance by Mayor Tomas Regalado.
The party was generously sponsored by BB&T, Patino & Associates, United Teachers of Dade, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Miami Club Rum, Florida Cane Distillery, and Gordon Biersch provided drinks, Balloon Expresso created the beautiful blue balloons and directions, and Misha's Cupcakes, LA Sweets, & Atelier Monnier provided cupcakes and desserts. Other sponsoring community partners and businesses included Books & Books, HistoryMiami, SEIU Local 1991, the Adrienne Arsht Center, MDW Communications, the Miami Marlins, Elwoods Gastropub, Scratch Bakery, Pizza Rustica downtown, and Patio de la Morocha.
Please view our gallery of photographs from the party on Facebook (high-resolution photos available on Flickr or upon request; photo credit should be Steve Jackson/Miami-Dade Dems.
And don't forget to save the date for next year's Blue Party, scheduled for Friday, July 25, 2014.
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