The Women's Board of the Joffrey presented the Nutcracker Family Dinner at the State and Grand Ballrooms of the Palmer House Hilton. I must say that I had the cutest, little date too. He was energetic, very engaging, a snazzy dresser, and overall a big hit among the other guests. He was my little, three-year-old nephew Skyler. Guests were treated to a family style dinner, entertainment for the little ones, and of course a classic performance of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker. This was truly an event for the kids as there were plenty of pink ballerina dresses and light-up, high top gym shoes with black slacks. Fun candy, dessert and arts and crafts stations invited kids to decorate their own cupcake or create adorned with candy jewels in honor of The Nutcracker performance. I loved the decorate your own cupcake station and even walked away with three cupcakes adorned with gummy bears, vanilla frosting, and the works – ya know, for Skyler and all. After dinner, a trolley whisked guests away to an evening performance of The Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. The Nutcracker was just as I remembered it as a child, so it was great to share such a well-known, special performance with my nephew, since it was his first time. Co-chairs, Sonya Y. Jackson and Cindy Burns of the Women's Board did an A+ job on creating an evening just for the kids. And those cupcakes were delish too, according to Skyler of course.
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