Thanks for coming to Iconic Seattle: Happy 50th Birthday Monorail!
Michelle and I sat down about a month ago and talked about how cool it was that the Monorail has been around for fifty years. What a Seattle Icon. And then, a cartoon lightbulb went off over our heads: DING! “Let’s throw the Monorail a birthday party and make it all about Seattle Icons!”. So there. The idea was born and we ran (more like skipped ‘cause that is more fun) with it!
From the start we knew we needed to make this a virtual explosion of Seattle Icons.
Step one! Finding a venue in the shadow of the Monorail. The perfect option: Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom! A beautiful space in the most fitting location. And let’s not forget (not that you could) the mind blowing creations of Mr. Douglas: Beecher’s grilled cheese sandwiches, mouth watering pretzel knots, Coconut Cream Pies and more!
Step two! Booze. ;) We contacted some of Seattle’s best bartenders: Andrew Bohrer, Anu Apte and Benjamin Perri to create amazing cocktails to delight your taste buds. Fresh fruit, little known spirits and out of this world creativity made us all thankful that there were Ubers waiting to take us home.
Step three! Entertainment. The one and only Artis the Spoonman and Reggie Miles! After all, Soundgarden wrote a song about Artis. He was totally worthy of entertaining our Iconic Seattle party. Who knew we’d all be gettin’ down to spoons?!?!? I also put together a playlist with all our favorite Seattle bands. We were rockin’ out to Hey Marseilles, TacocaT, Don’t Talk to the Cops & more…. Want enjoy the sounds of our party? You are in luck. Click!
And last but not least…all we had to do was add the best part…YOU! After the party invite RSVP sold out in less than 2 minutes we knew it would be a blast and you made it AMAZING! So, thank you from the bottom of our little Ubering hearts. Let’s do it again soon, shall we?
Want to relive the evening? Check out the photos: Click here for a ride through and awesome night.
Party on party people,
Jen, You Seattle Community Manager
PS- We’d also like to thank Trophy Cupcakes for the beautiful treats that they provided for take away goodies! Yum, yum, YUM!