Black Tie Preview Party


Feb 28, 2014 7:00 PM

Save the date, Friday, February 28, 2014, and join us for the most unbelievable party in Philadelphia. The 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show black tie Preview Party is an exclusive, first look at the fanciful flowers, luscious landscapes, and dare-to-dream designs of “ARTiculture” before it opens to the public. Don your finest as PHS welcomes you to our most elegant event of the year. The entire party will take place on the Show floor, providing guests with ample time to stroll the exhibits, savor delicious food with cocktail in hand – and without the crowds.

All proceeds from the Preview Party support PHS and its acclaimed programs like PHS City Harvest that helps feed families in need.

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Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey will be serving a specially designed cocktail and a special punch - both developed by Phoebe Esmon & Christian Gaal from Emmanuelle in Philadelphia.


The Chapeau
Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey = 1.5 oz
Lillet Blanc =  1.0 oz
Celery Syrup = 0.75 oz
Orange Bitters =  two dashes
stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass with an orange twist

Deerstalker Punch
Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey = 1 bottle
Chamomile/Honeysuckle syrup = 13 oz
fresh grapefruit Juice =  17 oz
Orange biters = 17 dashes
Sparkling Cider = 34 oz


The Show floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center


Grateful thanks to the following supporters:

Benefactor Tables - SOLD OUT

Roberta and Carl E. Dranoff
Dorrance H. Hamilton
Daniel K. Meyer
Leslie Miller and Richard Worley
Martha McGeary Snider
Manuel N. Stamatakis
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Constance and Sankey Williams
Diana S. Wister


Melanie and Raymond Andrews
Carol Ashton-Hergenhan
Attaboy Management, Inc.
Ballard Spahr LLP
Christine and Michael Bamberger
Carol and John R. Bartholdson
Helen Basson
James Basson
Cindy and John E. Burrows, Jr.
Deborah Butler
Ann and Jay H. Calvert, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos J. Castano
Maryalice Cheney and Scott Goldman
Mr. and Mrs. R. Putnam Coes 3rd
Jennifer and J. Earl Coffman
Marci and Ian Comisky
Michael E. Conti
Sarah M. Coulson
Karen and Edward D’Alba
Sally and Lawrence W. Davis
Jessie Deming and Robert Boyer
Elizabeth S. and Michael E. Drummond
Margo and Joseph L. Eremus
Edwin B. Erickson
Julia and Arthur H. Fisher
Elizabeth H. Gemmill
Carole Hass Gravagno
Diane Kingsley Gronendahl
Jane and Paul Heintz
Mrs. J. Welles Henderson
Kim and Griffith W. Hughes
Thomas M. Hyndman
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kempf
Holly Kinser
Josephine Klein
Amy and John Korman
JoAnne and Ronald W.W. Kosh
Josephine Klein
Joan and Marc S. Lapayowker
Jessica Litt
Sarah and Ted S. Lodge
Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Longstreth
Judith V. McGruther and Mark A. Kerschner
Ann Meredith and Dennis Wint
Barbara and Howard Meyers
Diane Miller and Stephen Tang
Karen and Handsel B. Minyard
Martha H. and I. Wistar Morris 3rd
Martha F. Morse
Diane Newbury and Steven Berman
Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman
Daria and R. Anderson Pew
The PFM Group
Philadelphia Eagles
Lavon Phillips
Robin Potter and Peter Gould
Melissa Acker Reichner and Henry F. Reichner
Corinne R. Roxby
Judith Quigley Ruse
Margaret Sadler
David Schellenberg
David Seltzer
Ann and Marc J. Sonnenfeld
Sidney and C. Stewart Spahr
Valerie and Jeff Stein
Mary Jo and Francis R. Strawbridge
Carol and Frank Szarko
Temple Health
Jood and Paul Thompson 3rd
Sandra and Jerry Vernick
Visit Philadelphia
Ray S. Walker
Steven R. Wall
Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Whartnaby
Marie Young

Patron Tables - SOLD OUT

Elinor and John K. Ball
Ballard Spahr LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Bennett
Jenny Rose and H. Augustus Carey
Electronic Ink
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire
Anne M. Morrissey
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Mustin
Philadelphia Style
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Subscriber Tables

Bentley Systems
Cindy and John E. Burrows
CBS Radio
Chimicles & Tikellis
Cre8tive Group
Day & Zimmerman
Julia and David Fleischner
Laura and James Iacona
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ireland
Frances and Donald MacMaster
Herman Miller
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Martha H. and I. Wistar Morris 3rd
Organic Gardening
Philadelphia Magazine
PNC Bank
Temple Health
Urban Engineers
Penelope P. Wilson