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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Nov. 10

Mistletoe Market Preview Party, Pre-nuptial Party, Gatsby in the Garden, All American Barbebue, LOK Dinner, Soiree, Birthday
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: November 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm •  Published: November 10, 2013


Party: Junior League members were hostesses for the annual Preview Party, featuring private holiday shopping prior to the opening of Mistletoe Market. The party was at the Cox Convention Center and included a silent auction and music by Born in November featuring C+. Guests who arrived early received special swag bags as party favors.

Decorations: Holiday decorations of Christmas trees, hanging ornaments and packages were featured.

Seen: Judi Freyer, Cristi Reiger, Whitney Tero, Berta Faye Rex, Jeary Seikel, Joan Gilmore, Lynn White, Melissa Brown, Jane Elliott, Kristen Brown, Amy Parrish. Adrienne Nobles, Mei Cheng and Allison Timberlake.

Committee: Shannon Love was Mistletoe Market chairman and on her committee were Laura Steen, Katherine Hager, Kelly Brown, Krista Collier, Karen Eagleston, Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler, Amy Parrish, Piper Cleveland, Barbara Fiaconne, Jeanette Stanton, Claire Dowers-Nichols, Kate Lindley, Lindsay Riddel, Jenn Tupps, Jeanie Butts, Erin Hadwiger and Katie James. Kristen Brown is Junior League president.


Event: A couple's wedding shower honored Lindsey Drake and Sean Cowie recently in the home of Casey and Rainey Williams. Co-hosts were Kathy and Hal Brown, Kelly and Kevin Krahl, Aleda and Mike McCoy, Debi and Chris Meyers, Mary Kay and Bobby Samis, Marion and Craig Story. The couple will be married in December.

Flowers: Purple orchids decorated the tables.

Game: Both sets of parents, Susan and Ramsey Drake and Kathleen and James Cowie, and the engaged couple, played a newlywed game.

Music: Justin Echols played a medley and jazz and blues throughout the evening. The party crowd also had karaoke music with DJs.

Seen: Carole Drake, Shirley and Pete Everest, Liz and Kent Hoffman, Cindy and John Heatley, Patty and Tom Anthony, Kelsey and Blake Renegar, Karen and Mike Samis, Susan and Steve Esco, Bart Shelly and Julie Martin were at the party.


Occasion: The Twilight Tour cocktail party and dinner was at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum and it kicked off the annual Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour. Guests also got a preview of the tour homes. The event was to raise awareness of and to support historic preservation.

Theme: “Gatsby in the Garden” was the theme for the cocktail party and “Gala in the Great Hall” was the theme for dinner. Many guests dressed in jazz-age inspired clothes and linen-draped tables were decorated with silver candelabras and camellias. Partygoers posed beside vintage cars.

Chairmen: Cherish Ralls was Twilight tour chairman, and Marcy Davis and Blaire Schnebel were co-chairmen.

Drinks: Champagne, mixed drinks and Prohibition-era cocktails were served, along with Roaring 20s-inspired hors d'oeuvres for the cocktail party.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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