The 5th Annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party kicked off on June 19 th with more than 600 women descending on the William Paca House and Gardens. Along with the event’s signature cocktail, the PacaTini, the sold out crowd indulged on gourmet food from some of the area’s premier caterers. Paca’s boisterously dressed “girlfriends” mingled throughout the gardens, enjoying live entertainment and a festive outdoor marketplace featuring home accessories; fashion elements; jewelry; health and beauty products; and worldwide walking tours. Women visited the Little White Fashion Truck on the patio for an alternative shopping experience, and on the lawn they kicked up their feet in aptly styled furniture provided by Maine Cottage. Plein Air Painters painted scenes from all angles of the garden, which were auctioned off at the end of the evening. Leading sponsors of this year’s extravaganza included BB&T, Plastic Surgery Specialists and PSS MediSpa, Maine Cottage, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, and make mine Bodycare.
The annual event is held each June and draws women from across the greater Annapolis area to celebrate the beauty and charm of the William Paca House and Garden, and to enjoy an evening of friendship, food, flowers and fun. The event was founded in 2009 by Judi Herrmann, president of Herrmann Advertising | Branding | Technology, in an effort to help Historic Annapolis raise funds and elevate community awareness of its many events, educational programs, activities and potential for the future. Since its inception, the Paca Girlfriends Party has raised in excess of $70,000 for the non-profit organization and made the Paca Gardens a top destination for weddings and private events.