I had only interned at c21 for about a week when I heard about the 21st anniversary party so I had no idea what to expect. Would this be like semi-awkward but awesome parties I often saw on ‘The Office?’
The party took place in the le Maison Rouge room at Paris on Ponce which was immaculately decorated and had a big dance floor and lots of seating for guests. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed the drink of the night, appropriately named “The Bee’s Knees.”
Although it was hard to choose, here are four of the many memorable moments from the party.
Elizabeth killed the conga line. After doing the limbo using a feather boa with the c21 team and party guests, the band decided it would be a great time to start a conga line. The first lap was high energy and everyone was having fun grabbing random guests to participate. By the time we got around the room a second time, Elizabeth assumed the dance was over and promptly stepped out of the line. The funniest part about it was that she was right behind line leader Telleen, leaving her to conga all by herself before realizing no one was there to follow her anymore.
Sharon’s parents stole the show. With their adorable dance moves and costumes, Mr. and Mrs. Goldmacher made everyone smile as the first couple to hit the dance floor. Mr. Goldmacher even had a drawn-on mustache. My heart melted when Sharon announced during her thank you speech that they had recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Watching Sharon and her friend Eric dance the Samba. Though completely impromptu, the two seemed like something straight off of “Dancing with the Stars.” Meigan even suggested they enter themselves in dance competitions. After learning that Sharon was a dancer growing up and through college, I felt a little less embarrassed of my attempt at the “Charleston” earlier that night.
The flash mob. Yes, you read that right. There was a flash mob at the party and it was awesome. c21ers Sharon and Valerie, some friends and even a few clients danced to a mash up of “Swing, Swing, Swing,” “Celebration,” and my personal favorite, “Thriller.”
So no, the party was not awkward at all and a lot more awesome than any party I have seen on “The Office.” I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful milestone for the c21 team!
Alex Mashburn is an intern here at c21 and a recent graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Communications and Information Sciences in public relations. While in school, she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).