Last Sunday I accepted an opportunity to blog about the Officer's Club Room opening at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. To summerize my experience in one word? Wow! The ladies behind the scenes of this event truly showed out. I had an exquisite time.
Let's begin with parking. There is a lot directly in front of the enterance to the building. I arrived at the beginning of the event and did not beat the droves of early birds. So of course the lot was already filled upon my arrival. No worries tho'. In that neighborhood plenty of street parking is available within walking distance and I was lucky enough to find an open space next to the HCC Campus Police Sub-Station. So, just a few steps and I was on the sidewalk alongside the Museum and high-stepping my way into the party.
As I approached the entrance, two warmly smiling women opened the doors and welcomed me into a large, brightly sunlit and pleasantly air-conditioned foyer. Two large registration tables were placed by the doors and two more smiling ladies were answering questions, handing out drink tickets and directing traffic as needed. Past those tables, people were bustling and chatting, laughing and snapping selfies at the Media Station. The glass-framed Office on my far right and the large, Meeting Room opposite, on my far left, were full of models and designers preparing for the Fashion Show. Although the rooms contained soldier's uniforms and other war memorabilia, the spaciousness of the rooms must have assured no-one disturbed the relics while attending to their beauty rituals. Note: If you are considering hosting a gala in a location with cultural ambiance and plenty of room for guests to feel comfortable, The Buffalo Soldier Museum is an ideal venue. This building is huge; rightfully so. We are honoring #Legends.
I was directed upstairs to view the second floor and at my leisure I could also visit the Officer's Room. I won't spend too much of my word count on the 2nd floor because the main purpose of this post is the Officer's Room. I will say that the Event Planner, Sister La'Torria Lemon of Lemon-Lime Light Media (Houston), deserves a bouquet of exotic flowers. The 2nd floor was #Lit. There was a cash bar with complimentary "Punch" for adults, three caterers serving everything from Crawfish Alfredo to Chicken Marsala, two Wedding Cake designers, plus a 60-minute Fashion Show hosted by a local news personality. The Main Room was so beautifully decorated and highly engaging that I didn't make it to the 3rd Floor until the majority of the crowd diminished. Check out the pictures I snagged of the Fashion Show in the Slides (above). I also made a quick FB Live of one of the two Meeting Spaces on the 2nd Floor:
Finally, we get to the 3rd Floor! Yes, it easily spoke "Officer's Room." When I throw my party at The Buffalo Soldier's Museum, I will reserve this space for VIP. Not only will my guests "sit high and look low" from the 3rd Floor balcony, we would also have our own, private party area. A short staircase climbs up from the 2nd floor, and I envision having someone stationed at the top checking names on the exclusive, VIP List. There is also an elevator available and that too would be monitored. One side of the room has a wall-to-wall bar with a sink and a flat-screen TV overhead. An ideal space to store bottles and disseminate drinks and other refreshments to serve at the second floor drink station(s). The room has plenty of space to set-up tables for caterers and other vendors. Although only a few tables and chairs were placed upstairs for this event, available space wasn't the reason. Im thinking Sister Lemon wanted traffic to flow in and out, rather than us pull up a chair and devour the caterers complimentary smothered steak and rice, chicken kabobs, and fresh, streamed green beans. #Yum. For me, the best part of the Club Room was the dance floor. Yasssssss! The design team for the Museum thought of everything.... Well almost everything- No Pole. THAT woulda been everything.... *wink, wink.* Okay y'all, its getting really late as I type this so excuse the nighttime K.Boogie. She's a little more playful that daytime K. Boogie.... So, dance floor. Yasssssss! On the other side of the room were 2 Casino Tables w/ Coushatta Casino-styled card dealers, encouraging attendees to "Risk it all" on Craps and BlackJack games. #Playa. The 3rd floor restrooms were on the indoor veranda, discreetly hidden behind a wall, leaving a moderately-sized area for VIP attendees to dance and socialize while peering over the banister at the 2nd floor happenings. Check out my tour of the 3rd floor here:
WOW! The Sisters at Lemon-Lime Light Media thought of everything. The theme was fluid throughout The Museum and exactly how I imagined an Officer's Club Room Reveal should be.
If you're interested in helping Circle Sisters 13 throw a party at the Museum, leave a message below in the comments. (Im pretty sure we can rent a pole......Ijs.)