The 34th Annual Margarita Ball
November 19th, 2016
The 2016 Orlando Margarita Ball will at the Rosen Plaza. More details on the Ball and Hotel offerings coming soon.
The 2015 Ball had an estimated 3,000+ guest that contributed in excess of 3,200 toys and gift cards. This year the need is even bigger. We expect to assist over 50 local charities in providing toys and gifts to children and families in need.
Thank you for visiting the Orlando Margarita Society Website. The Directors of the Orlando Margarita Society reflect a cross-section of Central Florida's business & professional community. Our common bond is the simple desire to create a great party for our friends and foster a better Holiday Season for the less fortunate children.
The Orlando Margarita Society was established in 1983. It is our desire for all our guest to truly feel the spirit of the season through brightening the lives of young people throughout Central Florida.
Click here for a special message from the Directors
Because the Directors cover the cost, the event itself is complimentary to our select guest. In return we asked that each guest/couple is asked to bring at least one unwrapped toy for a boy & a girl. If you can do more, even better. After entering this Black tie affair, it's just one big party with over 3000 party goers enjoying margaritas, wine & hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening. Live music and great people.
If you are offered and accept an invitation, your attendance is important and vital in that various charities are depending upon you to ultimately provide a loving gift of toys for children within our community. An unused invitation represents lost toys and an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life, especially during the current economic times.
Gifts do not have to be expensive, but should reflect the quality and value of the event. We strongly suggest gifts and gift cards of $50 or more. Game systems & toys that require parents to spend more money are not recommended. The recipients tend to be from low income or struggling households. If the toy/device requires batteries, we suggest you put them in or tape them to the packaging. You may also bundle a gift package, with components that are required to complete a set. As a child, you probably remember that feeling of getting a toy you could not use right away
The Orlando Margarita Society has also established a group rate with the hotel. Just call & mention the Orlando Margarita Ball when making your reservation or select "Hotel Accommodations" on the menu above.
Please Note: This is a Black Tie formal affair. Ladies are expected to wear evening wear that is tasteful and elegant. Gentlemen are expected to wear a tuxedo or dark business suit and tie. Formal Military dress is acceptable and even encouraged for active military personnel. This year we are strictly enforcing the dress code. No Tie.., No Ball.
To learn more about the Orlando Margarita Society and the Ball, please continue to peruse our site, especially the FAQ section.
How you help
Each couple is requested to bring two
unwrapped toys – one for a girl and one for a boy. The best received
gifts are both toys that can be shared – athletic equipment, games,
science kits, stuffed animals, dolls and toys that might mean something
special to someone special.
Admission for each couple is by
DIRECTOR'S INVITATION ONLY,
(REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION)
and a contribution of Christmas toys.