Celebs Party In Houston
Celebs party like rock stars in Houston: Sexy Spice Girls, Wendy Davis, Willie Nelson help Planned Parenthood
We couldn't help but giggle at the compact square invitations for Planned Parenthood Young Leaders' annual late night bash that gets the city's twenty and thirtysomething party crowd walking on the wild side. Glued to the back of the card for "Party Like a Rock Star" was a Sheer brand condom and its double entendre slogan — Proper attire required for entry . . .
Lets just leave it at that, shall we?
The suggested dress for the Saturday carouse at the House of Déreon Media Center inspired a few hundred guests to channel the attitude of the rich and famous even without event space founders Beyoncé and mama Tina Knowles in attendance.
The savvy duo that cloned Wendy Davis and Rodney Ellis complete with back brace won top costume honors.
Among a bevy of makeshift celebs making a statement at the soiree were Alden Clark as Elton John, Jonathan Beitler as Jerry Garcia, Flora Brooks as Stevie Nicks and party chair Brittanie Shey as a feminine version of Willie Nelson alongside her hubby Christopher Holland as Elvis.
Although those valiant costume efforts were noted, it was a quintet of sexy gals plus one dude that included Brittany Batte, Barry Tong, Bethany Parks, Christina Gates and Theresa Rich that turned heads as the British pop sensation Spice Girls, earning third place in the contest for best getup. In second place were Kim Weller, Phi Tran and Lan Chao as Josie and the Pussycats.
The savvy duo that cloned State Senators Wendy Davis and Rodney Ellis complete with a filibuster back brace — that would be Shondra Wygal and Ward Curtain, respectively — won top costume honors. Entrants received prizes from Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, The Corkscrew and Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Entertainment courtesy of electronic musician Bagheera and the burlesque broads of Dem Damn Dames kept localebrities on the dance floor until midnight. Keeping the lively throng lubricated was liquid poison sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company and El Grand Malo, accompanied by nibbles from the kitchens of Pondicheri, Sorrel Urban Bistro and Butter & Company Catering.
Voguing the night away were last year's chairsLauren and Michael Reeder, Sarah Rufca and Kyle Nielsen, Rassul Zarinfar, Deborah Melanson, Ed Benyon, Mike Maggart, James Glassman, Adam Walker, David Lake, Christina Salazar, Nick Anderson, Beth Lee, Angie Wiens and Laura Leon, and many, many others.