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Playhouse Square’s 23rd annual Jump Back Ball is just around the corner! This sold-out event is sure to be one of the social highlights of the year and I can’t wait to attend. Last year, one of my favorite parts of JBB was participating in the Shop Nights, where volunteers come together to make the fabulous decorations that fill the theaters.
Last night, I attended one of the Shop Nights to help make decorations for this year’s board game-themed party. I saw a lot of the same volunteers I met at Shop Night last year. People get hooked on Playhouse Square and Jump Back Ball! One of my favorite volunteers is Clark, who is a teacher by day, chef by night (his amazing goodies get sold to Fresh Fork Market), and JBB master volunteer. Clark is just one of the many talented and dedicated people working to make this a party you’ll never forget.
I love going to JBB and being able to point out something I did as a small part of how the whole evening comes together. And I love getting a sneak peek at some of the decorations, including a large Mr. Monopoly, a huge Twister board, and some very cool photo opp props.
If you’re interested in attending a Shop Night, there are two left: Monday, February 18 and Thursday, February 21, both starting at 5:30pm. Dinner is provided, as well as lots of laughs and a chance to participate in making JBB the great night it is. Grab a paint brush, roll up your sleeves, and let your inner artist come out to play!
Another important part of JBB preparations is the outfit. I decided to do a nod to a costume this year by being the female Professor Plum from the Clue, in keeping with the classic board game theme of the evening. Not only do I love anything plum-colored, I happened to have the perfect dress already in my closet!
For the first time in the history of bridesmaid dresses, I am wearing the dress from my friend Beth’s wedding (she picked a nice one, what can I say?). I will likely still look like that while dancing, so it should be easy to find me.
I also needed a fabulous accessory, so where else does a girl go but Etsy? I ordered this hairpiece that is fun and sassy and something I would likely never wear except to an event like JBB.
If you’re interested in something like this, all the way from England no less, here’s the Etsy shop where I found it.
Between Shop Nights and outfit preparations, I am officially excited and ready for Jump Back Ball! Are you attending JBB? What have you done to get ready?
***Disclosure: I was asked by Playhouse Square to help promote Jump Back Ball. In exchange for blogging about JBB, I will receive 1 complimentary regular admission ticket. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***