30 Ideas From Fall Benefits

November 18, 2013

By Jenny Berg

As fall draws to a close, here's a look back at ideas from big benefits held across North America this past season. From a cotton-candy-filled bash inspired by Anna Nicole Smith to a somber September 11 commemoration, these events offer inspiration for affairs of any stripe. And if you're getting a head start on planning for next year, there are also bits of inspiration for classic fall themes such as breast cancer awareness and Halloween....

29) Night Nouveau

To benefit the Washington-based S&R Foundation, the Night Nouveau took over Georgetown's Evermay Estate on November 2. The venue was set up to look like a manse plucked out of a murder-mystery film, and guests used clues to help solve a staged murder mystery. Planned by Sage Communications, the night also included whiskey sampling and dancing at a silent disco.