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5 Reasons to Go to the GHP’s Alice in Wonderland Themed Soirée & After Party

Ready to dance the night away and party it up with passionate, successful Houstonians? The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and Houston Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) are throwing the party of the season, and you’re invited!

HYPE Houston Soiree After Party 2018

This post is sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership, but all opinions are my own! Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Here’s 5 reasons to attend this year’s GHP Annual Soirée and HYPE After Party!

  1. Alice in Wonderland theme is on point. The 2018 Soirée theme is “Houston Through the Looking Glass” which promises to transports guests to a city of the future. Open the door to a fantastical Houston where imagination runs wild in one of the many themed rooms including: Bayou City Garden of Live Flowers, Looking Glass Houston House, Mad Hatter International Tea and Dessert Room and more! Building upon the theme, the Cheshire Cat After Party is a continuation of the fun.  Among the many things to get excited for there is a Tweedledee Dessert Bar and a Tweedledum Coffee Bar.
  2. Perfect excuse to get dressed up! Have black tie or gown collecting dust in your closet? Time to take them for a spin. PLUS, think of all the photo ops with the whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme–in addition to sparkling personalities, there’s a Cheshire Cat Photo Wall to look forward to.
  3. The movers and shakers of Houston will be present. You never know who you might run into–council people, leaders of non-profits, startups, heads of companies, the finest young professionals, and you favorite blogger (me!!!). Seriously, great opportunity to build your network, make some friends, and get inspired by people who are passionate and serious about success.
  4. Hotel Zaza couldn’t be a more perfect venue. This unique Houston hotel is quirky, crazy and suits the Alice and Wonderland theme perfectly. You’ve probably seen the iconic black SUVs driving around town with the longhorns tied to the front. That’s what the inside of the hotel is, but times a million. The hotel, located in the Museum District, is eclectic, artsy and so distinctly Houston. If you haven’t had a staycation there, the time is now to make a visit.
  5. You’re supporting a great cause.  As a passionate Houstonian, I’m 100% on board with the mission of the GHP to make Houston the greatest city around! The GHP helps make Houston what it is–they hosted the Super Bowl and the Final Four, they’re developing an innovation district in downtown, and they bring community-minded people together to make Houston truly a city without limits. The funds raised through Soirée allow the Partnership to fulfill its mission of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. The Partnership works as a catalyst for growth and prosperity and is a resource for recovery, resilience and success in the region.

HYPE Houston Soiree After Party 2018

Soiree vs. After Party Quick Facts

Both parties take place on August 25, 2018 at Hotel Zaza in the Museum District (5701 Main St.). If you’re deciding on what event to attend, here are some quick facts that break down the differences in the celebration.


  • Details: Hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) the Soirée is the Partnership’s annual gala filled with fun, entertainment and great food. Music, dancing, delicious food, fun giveaways and a silent auction all revolving around the incredible theme of Through the Looking Glass.
  • Time: 7pm to midnight
  • Price: $275 per person (you can also do the “Late Night” Ticket for $95 and show up at 10pm)
  • Event Website: Click here!
  • Facebook Invite: Share with friends!

After Party

  • Details: Hosted by GHP’s young professionals group, HYPE, the Cheshire Cat After Party is for those who don’t want the party to stop! You don’t have to attend the Soirée to go to the after party. All are welcome!
  • Time: 11:00pm – 2:00am
  • Price: $50 per person
  • Event Website: Click here!
  • Facebook Invite: Share with friends!

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