The American Cancer Society's West Hawaii inaugural event, the Hawaii Cattle Baron's Ball was a huge hit! This fun and entertaining event held at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows on April 16th, raised almost $52,000 for cancer patients and their families that live on the West side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Everyone came dressed in their cowboy and cowgirl finest, and some even brought their beautiful horses! There was stellar entertainment including an auction, awesome food, music, and dancing. You can see over 400 photographs of the event at JocksHotShots.com Photos were not enabled to be shared or I would have posted some here.
The Hawaii Cattle Baron's Ball was made possible because of the work and effort of many people including Ken and Mary Colucci who really got the ball rolling -- no pun intended;) They were the ones that called us (Double Brush) and asked if we would be interested in providing Hawaii candle favors for the event.
From what started out as our Hawaii designed candles that we have in stock, quickly turned into custom candle favors once beautiful artwork from Jennifer Buddenhagen was obtained. We suggested doing our natural soy wax candles in red, white and blue colors to represent America, with coordinating Hawaiian fragrances of Tuberose, Plumeria and Hawaii Ocean to represent Hawaii.The artwork was wrapped around each square candle, placed in a crisp poly bag and tied with twine that looked like miniature rope to tie into the cowboy theme.
Recently, Maile Carvalho who is the Community manager of Income Development sent me an email which read in part:
The candles were a big hit just as we predicted. This is a quote from a couple from Illinois that joined us: "The details that are incorporated for a first time event are phenominal, like these different colored candles. You folks have set the bar and we look forward to being invited to more CBBH Events"
This is what 200 custom candle party favors look like! This photo was taken in our art studio before the candles were delivered.
We already have designs in mind for the candle favors at next year's Hawaii Cattle Baron's Ball! Hope to see you there.