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Dallas young professionals party on at SNL-themed charity bash

Dallas young professionals party on at SNL-themed charity bash

Craig O'Neill, Paige Chenault, Mandy O'Neill
Craig O'Neill, Paige Chenault, Mandy O'Neill Photo by The Mamones
Robert Treece, Carolyn Treece
Robert Treece, Carolyn Treece Photo by The Mamones
Brian Dranguet, Tricia Samsone, Diana Smith, Mona McDonald
Brian Dranguet, Tricia Samsone, Diana Smith, Mona McDonald Photo by The Mamones
Brooke Herold, Andrea Bazin, Phillip Fristoe, Heidi Fristoe
Brooke Herold, Andrea Bazin, Phillip Fristoe, Heidi Fristoe Photo by The Mamones
Chrissi Blakey, Shannon McAnulty, Jill Watson, Lyndsay Davis
Chrissi Blakey, Shannon McAnulty, Jill Watson, Lyndsay Davis Photo by The Mamones
Emily Lewin, Charo Burlingame
Emily Lewin, Charo Burlingame Photo by The Mamones
Jamie O'Boyle, Brian O'Boyle
Jamie O'Boyle, Brian O'Boyle Photo by The Mamones
Jimmy Kull, Melanie Lott, William Litton
Jimmy Kull, Melanie Lott, William Litton Photo by The Mamones
Julian Leaver
Julian Leaver Photo by The Mamones
Katy Taylor, Sam Jacobson
Katy Taylor, Sam Jacobson Photo by The Mamones
Lance Whitworth, Ashley Whitworth
Lance Whitworth, Ashley Whitworth Photo by The Mamones
Laura Arredondo, Abby Simoneau, Emily Wickman, Mary-Frances Hurt
Laura Arredondo, Abby Simoneau, Emily Wickman, Mary-Frances Hurt Photo by The Mamones
Leigh Sanstone, Amy Gibbs
Leigh Sanstone, Amy Gibbs Photo by The Mamones
Monica Kancke, Max Kancke
Monica Kancke, Max Kancke Photo by The Mamones
Paige Chenault, Arden Ellis, Annie Mullins, Mariah Leeson, Lara Gaither
Paige Chenault, Arden Ellis, Annie Mullins, Mariah Leeson, Lara Gaither Photo by The Mamones
Rebecca Pettit, Julie Pettit
Rebecca Pettit, Julie Pettit Photo by The Mamones
Bill Coffey, Vickie Coffey
 Bill Coffey, Vickie Coffey Photo by The Mamones
Soohucu Chun, Jeff Kert, Doug Hamilton, Greg McGuffin
Soohucu Chun, Jeff Kert, Doug Hamilton, Greg McGuffin Photo by The Mamones
Spencer Grantham, Misty Barnes
Spencer Grantham, Misty Barnes Photo by The Mamones
Walter Clark, Emily Clark
Walter Clark, Emily Clark Photo by The Mamones
Darius-Anthony Robinson
Darius-Anthony Robinson Photo by The Mamones
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party restaurant signs
The restaurants were provided with clever tie-in signs. Photo by The Mamones
Jordan Kahn Music Company
Jordan Kahn Music Company Photo by The Mamones
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
The sold-out crowd. Photo by The Mamones
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
Special pinatas were auctioned off during the silent auction. Photo by The Mamones
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
The Birthday Party Project's fourth anniversary had a Saturday Night Live theme. Photo by The Mamones
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
A few of the contributing members of the Birthday Party Project. Photo by The Mamones
Craig O'Neill, Paige Chenault, Mandy O'Neill
Robert Treece, Carolyn Treece
Brian Dranguet, Tricia Samsone, Diana Smith, Mona McDonald
Brooke Herold, Andrea Bazin, Phillip Fristoe, Heidi Fristoe
Chrissi Blakey, Shannon McAnulty, Jill Watson, Lyndsay Davis
Emily Lewin, Charo Burlingame
Jamie O'Boyle, Brian O'Boyle
Jimmy Kull, Melanie Lott, William Litton
Julian Leaver
Katy Taylor, Sam Jacobson
Lance Whitworth, Ashley Whitworth
Laura Arredondo, Abby Simoneau, Emily Wickman, Mary-Frances Hurt
Leigh Sanstone, Amy Gibbs
Monica Kancke, Max Kancke
Paige Chenault, Arden Ellis, Annie Mullins, Mariah Leeson, Lara Gaither
Rebecca Pettit, Julie Pettit
Bill Coffey, Vickie Coffey
Soohucu Chun, Jeff Kert, Doug Hamilton, Greg McGuffin
Spencer Grantham, Misty Barnes
Walter Clark, Emily Clark
Darius-Anthony Robinson
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party restaurant signs
Jordan Kahn Music Company
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party
Birthday Party Project Anniversary Party

Everyone who is anyone was at the Birthday Party Project’s fourth anniversary celebration: Wayne and Garth, Gilly, Mike Ditka, the Blues Brothers, Mary Catherine Gallagher, Harry Caray, the Spartan cheerleaders, Stefon, and the Coneheads.

The theme, in case you couldn’t tell, was “Live From Dallas, It’s Saturday Night,” a riff on the pop culture pervasiveness of Saturday Night Live. From the Weekend Update desk to edible offerings such as the Lunch Lady’s brisket Reuben and Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls gyro, co-chairs Julian Leaver and Jennifer Burns made sure even the tiniest detail would have been Lorne Michaels-approved.

Guests — including Debbie Frazier, Lynn and Allan McBee, Deborah Bigham, Molly and Will Folse, Heidi and Phillip Fristoe, Megan and Carson Hall, JB Hayes, Nick Kennedy, former Dallas Stars player Marty Turco and wife Kelly, Emily Clarke, and Detroit Tigers player Bryan Holaday and wife Ashley — were treated to Patron cocktails while chowing down on snacks from some of the most notable restaurants and chefs in Dallas.

Kinsler’s Kids, the foundation established by professional baseball player Ian Kinsler and his wife, Tess, and Credit Suisse presented the evening, which also featured a packed silent auction and music by Jordan Kahn Music Company and DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes.

The Birthday Party Project brings joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. Founder and CEO Paige Chenault founded the nonprofit in 2012, and since then it has celebrated more than 1,900 birthdays with more than 15,000 children in attendance.