Pink Tie Party Kicks Off National Cherry Blossom Festival In Spring Style

Spring has officially arrived in the nation’s capital and the District is buzzing as tourists and locals alike flock to partake in the famous Cherry Blossom Festival. The 2016 edition started with a bang, as Washingtonian insiders brought the springtime spirit to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center last week for the annual Pink Tie Party, the signature fundraiser and kickoff for the Festival.

Spring has officially arrived in the nation’s capital and the District is buzzing as tourists and locals alike flock to partake in the famous Cherry Blossom Festival. The 2016 edition started with a bang, as Washingtonian insiders brought the springtime spirit to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center last week for the annual Pink Tie Party, the signature fundraiser and kickoff for the Festival.

  • Pink Tie Party 2016 Ronald Reagan Building
  • Pink Tie Party 2016 Ronald Reagan Building
  • Pink Tie Party 2016 Ronald Reagan Building
  • Pink Tie Party 2016 Ronald Reagan Building
  • Pink Tie Party 2016 Ronald Reagan Building

Donning their best pink tones and pastel styles, hundreds of guests were in attendance on March 18 for the highly-anticipated celebration hosted by Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), here at the Reagan Building. Some of the evening’s most popular highlights included live entertainment, a silent auction and delicious bites prepared by our very own Executive Chef Xavier Deshayes. Offering some hometown comfort food to the affair were the 15 local restaurants that also provided tasty snacks for the occasion (Agora DC, Dolci Gelati and Praline Bakery, just to name a few!)

And since there are few things DMV residents like more than partying for a good cause, all the proceeds from the event directly benefit the Festival’s year-round programming and overall longevity. Thanks to celebrations like the Pink Tie Party, we ensure that the Cherry Blossoms remain free, blooming and open to the public for years to come.

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Media Bites About The 2016 Pink Tie Party

Slide "This year's fickle weather might have made the date for "peak bloom" of the city's legendary cherry blossoms a bit of a moving target. Also unpredictable? The wild pink cocktail attire sported by attendees of Friday night's Pint Tie Gala at the Reagan Building." - Kate Warren, Washington Post | The Scene: Pink-Tie Gala Welcomes Annual Blooms Slide "The springtime affair in Washington, the Pink Tie Party stylishly marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season on Friday, March 18th, 2016. Attendees will be delighted and entertained by delicious food & beverage stations, unique entertainment, and the friendly competition of the silent auction." - Staff, Average Socialite | Pink Tie Party, DC Slide "With the official cherry blossom blooming dates moved up to March 18th-23rd many thanks to this unseasonably warm weather (anyone playing hooky today?) we are even more excited to participate in next Friday's Pin Tie Party presented by ANA at the Ronald Reagan Building." - Pamela Sorenson, Pamela's Punch | Pink Tie Party 2016 Celebrates the Early Cherry Blossom Blooming! Slide "Once again it is one of the best times to be in Washington. The start of spring means that the annual cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom. It's just one of the many reminders of how great it is to be in the National's Capital." Barnette Holston, The Examiner | The Annual Pink Tie Party Kicks Off Spring Fashion In The Nation's Capital Slide "The Pink Tie Party is an event not to be missed as influencers and tastemakers from DC and our region's professional, sports, social and media communities come together to celebrate the cherry blossoms.." - On Tap Magazine | e-Newsletter on 3/16/2016