When our dear friend Kelsey, event planner at The Smithsonian National Zoo, asked us to help with Zoofari, we jumped at the opportunity to help such a fabulous event. One of the zoo's largest fundraisers, Zoofari is a culinary experience unlike any other. Guests enjoyed small plates & drinks from over 100 of DC's top restaurants throughout the zoo exhibits. Local celebrity chefs like our favorite Bart Vandaele from Belga (of Top Chef fame) were on hand to interact with guests for a fun evening out!

Photo May 16, 2 24 50 PMWe assisted Kelsey with setting up the Living Social Lion Lounge in the Great Cats exhibit, a VIP area for special ticket holders.  This year's theme for the area was Wizard of Oz.   We couldn't get over our amazing views of the lions and tigers -- what a special event space!   Here's a clip from our time at Zoofari 2013:



Zoofari 2013 from Karson Butler Events on Vimeo.

Photo May 16, 8 29 45 PM

Last night, we returned to the National Zoo for an Event Planner Open House.  The National Zoo has various event spaces open to Corporate Events, and we were especially excited to see the new Elephant Community Center space!  Thank you to the Zoo staff and incredible vendors who hosted us!

Elephants at the National Zoo

 

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