Everybody is a Star Saturday night!
The Saturday Night Gala is our formal event of the week, it starts with a no-host cocktail hour before dinner time to chat with old and new friends and show off your new party outfit. We will have a silent auction so if you want to write a bid down on our donated prizes now's the time as we will close all bidding before dinner. There will be time for socializing with other tables, and picture-taking. One of our Esprit photographers, Alison Peacock, will be showing a slide show of all the memories from the previous week.
On Friday night you walked the red carpet. Tonight we celebrate you with this year's theme of "Everybody is a Star!" After dinner is over we clear the floor as The Fabulous Boomers are back...you said you loved them, and they love playing for us, and once again they'll give us a great evening of classic rock and roll dance songs. For those who really want to rock out, The Nasty Habits play punked-out 80's covers (schedule/map) in town.
After dinner, the Saturday Gala is open to the public for a $5 cover charge (donated to charity). Esprit staff and a local security guard will provide security and screen guests. There will be a no-host bar serving alcohol so you must be 21 or over. This is great way to party with Port Angeles and finish a memorable week,
The Saturday night slumber is a longstanding Esprit tradition. The Hospitality Suite begins to fill with ladies in nighties as the Saturday night graduation dinner and party draws to a close. Some snacks and pizza are usually available (as are a lot of leftover beverages that come crawling out of people's rooms). The room is usually filled to capacity and the evening is filled with lively moderated conversation, backrubs and footrubs, and more. A few diehards haul blankets and pillows to the room. The slumber party sets aside some time to share your experiences in a warm and respectful setting. We normally start at midnight and go to 2am when cleanup starts.
And who knows who else might show up? In 1999, a barbershop quartet was passing through the hotel late at night and stumbled onto the Saturday night slumber party. Doing what any gentlemen would do, they politely greeted the ladies in the hall and then proceeded to serenade the ladies with an impromptu performance.
You're welcome to wear anything in good taste and reason to the party. You are encouraged to wear slumber party clothing which could included pjs, nightgowns and robes. Some ladies simply pop in after the Saturday night party in their party outfits, chat for a few minutes, and disappear. Some choose to attend the slumber party in makeup; others choose to be comfortable and get cleaned up and dispense with the bra, wig, and other accessories they normally use when dressed. You may wish to lean somewhat to the more practical side if you plan on staying a while. Most of the seating consists of simple upright chairs, the floor, a counter, pillows/blankets, and perhaps a few seats on a sofa. You may be standing up and sitting down and shifting position frequently depending on how crowded the room gets and the activities that are going on. In addition, you may want to wear or bring something (such as a robe) that allows you to comfortably walk the length of the hotel to get back to your room for supplies or blankets.
The party is held in the Hospitality Suite (Hollywood Beach Room, the former "Room 148").
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