Babes in Bonnets raised over $12,000 for the Orlando Youth Alliance at the Parliament House Resort on April 13.
Darcel Stevens hosted the event, despite the onset of a pretty nasty cold, and Blue Star was the evening’s auctioneer.
Babes in Bonnets is an annual fundraiser event that allows people in attendance to bid on elaborate bonnets provided by local businesses.
Bonnets were donated by Orlando Youth Alliance, Pulse, d2 Productions, Costume Couture, Embellish FX and The Center, Hamburger Mary’s Jacksonville, Stonewall Bar, Funky Monkey at Point Orlando, Southern Nights, Jackie Siegel, Gucci, Dr. Pyle Dental Group and Parliament House.
Each bonnet came along with a prize package that went to the highest bidder. The prize packages ranged from tickets to Sea World, Disney and the Fringe Festival to hotel stays, airline tickets and top shelf liquor plus much more.
Photos by Jake Stevens.