[POSTPONED, NO EVENT ON 10/30] : Halloween and Toussaint Ball

30s and 40s (Generation X) Going Out Group
30s and 40s (Generation X) Going Out Group
Public group

Embassy of France (La Maison Francaise)

4101 Reservoir Road, NW · Washington, DC

How to find us

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-and-toussaint-ball-at-the-embassy-of-france-tickets-68491061609). RSVPing ONLY on the Meetup page, doesn't allow you to attend the Event.

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Details

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-and-toussaint-ball-at-the-embassy-of-france-tickets-68491061609). RSVPing ONLY on the Meetup page, doesn't allow you to attend the Event.

ABOUT THE EVENT

In France people commemorate their dead on the 1st of November, locally known as “Toussaint” - which is the contraction of “Tous les Saints”, meaning “All the Saints” in English.

The night between the 31st of October and Toussaint’s day is Halloween night and children dressed as ghosts, skeletons, witches, Frankenstein monsters, vampires or mummies put into action a French adaptation of the American trick or treat : “des bonbons ou des farces” (candies or pranks). Adults party the night away.

You are invited to this French Holiday and join us if you dare. It is our way of saying thanks to all of our people without pulling pranks. Don't be lame, don’t be naughty, creep or crawl to our party! And don’t forget, scare up a fright costumes are a must on this night. Calling all Goblins, Ghosts and Freaks of the night. You can come for the night, you can come for a flash. But come to have fun at our bash!

France is the origin of Masquerade Balls and what is A Ball celebrating the day of the dead without a Masquerade? Put your snazzy masquerades on to put an icing on the cake.

We will fly you over on a broom or float you like a ghost to France without leaving DC and meet you at the fusion point of American and French cultures.

DRESS CODE : We recommend wearing your spookiest, scariest, or most creative costume! There will be costume prizes for the most festively dressed attendees.

SALSA DANCING : At the later part of the night we will give a Salsa lesson and decorate the night with French Latino hits.

TICKET TYPES :

I. VIP (Enters at 7:00 pm):

Ticket Price Includes:

- Seated Dinner

- Early Admission to the Ball

- Freely Flowing Champagne Reception with a mesmerizing piano bar

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

Dinner Menu:

Mesclun Salad
Charcuterie Platter
Cheese Platter
Bread Assortment
Fillet of Salmon
Saffran Sauce
Chicken,
Chicken Forestière
Green Beans
Rice

- Dessert

* Dinner ends promptly at 8:30 and all VIP Guests should check-in before 8pm.

II. GENERAL ADMISSION (Enters at 8:30 PM)

Ticket Price includes:

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

- Halloween Themed Dessert Buffet

Père Lachaise Cemetry Vanilla Choux
Catacomb Cannelés
Un Chat Noir Crunchy Chocolate Bar
Pumpkin Bavarois Cheesecake
Fantôme Macaroons
and many more

III. LATE NIGHT (Enters at 10:00 PM)

Ticket Price includes:

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR

Dance With DJ:

Washington's top DJs spins the best French, American, Euro, Retro, Swing and Top 40 songs. Hits like Chez Moi will be featured. A spooktacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch!

Refund & Ticket Resell

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a message letting us know the full name of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.