Top 8 Reasons You’ll Love A Night In The 40’s

Celebrities in the 1940sAre you looking for a gas? Searching for a swinging party without any geezers or fuddy-duddies? Well you’re in luck, because the United Way is throwing a 1940s themed bash that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! On January 31, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., A Night In The 40’s will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, located at 250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Just a short drive from our beachfront hotel in Destin, this swell shindig is sure to be a real lulu. Here are the top eight reasons you will love this event.

1. Authentic Big Band Music.

Do you know how to jitterbug or be-bop? A Night in The 40’s will feature an 18 piece orchestra, so you can dance the night away to some classic jazz age tunes!

2. It’s a Costume Party.

This fundraiser is the perfect time to bust out your Zoot Suits and pinafores. Imagine how fun it will be to see all of the guests decked out in their best 1940s attire.

3. Cocktails and Dinner Will Be Served.

With all the dancing and fun, be sure to save some time to eat! The party will feature an excellent dinner buffet that you won’t want to miss.

4. Silent Auction.

From 6:30 to 9:30 there is going to be an exciting silent auction. You might even leave with a fantastic prize or two!

5. 1940s Memorabilia on Display.

Guests are encouraged to bring copies of family photos from the 1940s to add to the United Way’s collection of memorabilia and pictures. Taking a look at some old photos will also provide some inspiration for your costume.

6.  Celebrity Dance Competition.

Some local celebrities will be duking it out on the dance floor. On the United Way website, you can make a donation in honor of your favorite dancer to help them on their way to victory.1940s swing dancing

7. It’s for a Great Cause.  

All of the proceeds from A Night in the 40’s will go to the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. This incredible organization will invest the money from the fundraiser in initiatives to improve education and health in local communities. You can purchase your tickets for the event on the United Way website.

8. Close to the Henderson Park Inn.

This wonderful party is only twenty minutes away from the Henderson Park Inn. With a pristine private beach, a gourmet restaurant and balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, it is easy to see why we were voted the most romantic hotel in North America. Visit our Amenities page to learn about everything our beachfront hotel in Destin has to offer.

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns. To read his latest vacation tips, click the Google+ follow button below!