This past Sunday, March 6, became the end of an era for Downton Abbey fans everywhere! (just kidding, only in America).
Liberty Hall Museum hosted an elegant Downton Abbey Ball next door to us in the STEM building at Kean University. 80 of the biggest Downton Abbey fans attended to celebrate the ending of their favorite show. The evening started at 6:30 pm with a formal four-course dinner while we were serenaded by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra playing 1920s jazz music. Guests came dressed and got to take fun pictures with our photo booth props (because who doesn’t love a good photo booth??). We also created a fun “How will Downton Abbey End” game in which guests could put buttons in jars of story lines that we created, such as Will Edith marry Bertie? or Is there more than a picnic basket between Mrs. Patmore and Mr. Mason? We also created a season 6 trivia game that everyone participated in where they got a chance to win a prize of the official season 6 Downton Abbey book and a gift certificate to Afternoon Tea at Liberty Hall!
At 8:45 pm, we had everyone head up stairs to the theater to get a good seat for the airing of the final episode. We offered a selection of candies and popcorn for people to munch on and of course, some tissues to dry their tears!
It was a great event and a great episode! Thanks Downton Abbey for allowing us to thrive in your success!
If you want to check out all the awesome photos from the event, click this link! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1270093356350452.1073741875.191707847522347&type=3