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No Need to Be Crafty Like Q to Volunteer at Jump Back Ball Shop Nights

Got our tickets in the mail last week. Jump Back Ball is almost here!

Got our tickets in the mail last week. Jump Back Ball is almost here!

12 days and counting until the curtains go up on another Jump Back Ball.

Between now and February 22, when Scott and I aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day, our fifth wedding anniversary, and going to work, you’ll likely find us on the fourth floor of the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare — painting, cutting, pasting, and perhaps (but hopefully, not) glittering.

It’s Jump Back Ball Shop Night season. And, as always, anyone is free to stop by, help out, and get a sneak peek at this year’s James Bond-themed decor.

At last night’s Shop Night, Scott and I had a chance to paint a few of the cloth banners celebrating the different Bond films.  Kimberly and I painted “happy trees” on a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. And I even got to use a nail gun for the first time. Once I overcame my fear of accidentally hurting someone with it, it was easy and fun.


As Scott wrote in last year’s Shop Night guest post, you don’t need to be crafty like Q to help out. The only requirement: have fun!

We’ll provide you with a light dinner. And in case you need another reason to attend, every Shop Night you go to will get you a raffle entry for an overnight stay at the Wyndham Hotel the night of Jump Back Ball.

You still have 3 chances to attend a Shop Night and be entered into the Wyndham Hotel raffle. Join us between 5:30pm and 8:30pm at the Idea Center on:

  • Wednesday, February 12
  • Monday, February 17
  • Thursday, February 20

You can also join us on Friday, February 21 for Set Up Day. If you’d like to help assemble the event’s decor throughout the State Theatre, begin arriving at the State Lobby after 9:30 a.m. If you can only stop by during your lunch hour, we’ll be there all day.

Still need Jump Back Ball tickets? Although general admission tickets are sold out, a few Sponsor level tickets remain. Sponsorships start at $1,500 which gets you 4 VIP tickets to Jump Back Ball. That breaks down to $375 per ticket, plus $1,220 of the sponsorship is tax-deductible. Head over to playhousesquare.org/JumpBackBall/sponsor.html for more information.

Already have your Jump Back Ball tickets? Check out my post on James Bond costume ideas.

Disclosure: I’m on the board of PlayhouseSquare Partners, the organization that hosts Jump Back Ball. I also blogged about the event’s kickoff party as a Jump Back Ball blogger.

Jump Back Ball 0023: James Bond Costume Ideas

What are you wearing to Jump Back Ball 0023: Shaken Not Stirred?

What are you wearing to Jump Back Ball 0023: Shaken Not Stirred?

Jump Back Ball is less than two months away, which means it’s time to think about what to wear. If you usually go the dress-and-tux route for Jump Back Ball, but always wanted to try a costume, this year’s Shaken Not Stirred: JBB 0023 theme is perfect. It’s easy to take your formal wear one step further and turn it into a James Bond-inspired costume.

After scouring the internet, I’ve compiled my favorite James Bond costume ideas and broken them down into four categories. However, before we get to that, I have a quick Jump Back PSA:

Did you know you can still get tickets to Jump Back Ball?

This year’s general admission and VIP tickets sold out in less than two weeks. If you missed your chance to purchase a ticket and can’t wait til next year, there are still a few Sponsor level tickets. As far as event sponsorships go, it’s more affordable than you may think.

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Jump Back Ball 0023: Ticket Kickoff Party Nov. 7

Disclosure: I am on the board of PlayhouseSquare Partners, the organization hosting Jump Back Ball, and am also a Jump Back blogger who will receive one ticket to the event. However, I enjoy this event so much that I would and have blogged about it regardless.

Jump Back Ball 0023's Ticket Kickoff is Nov. 7

Jump Back Ball 0023’s Ticket Kickoff is Nov. 7

With Halloween on Thursday, everywhere I turn I see costumes. Although my holiday plans this year may not include masquerading, I’ve been busy planning an outfit for another event: PlayhouseSquare’s Jump Back Ball on February 22.

This year’s theme is Jump Back Ball 0023: Shaken Not Stirred, and last month’s trip to the James Bond Villains exhibit at the International Spy Museum helped inspire Scott and me.

However, before we can put the finishing touches on our costumes, we need to get our tickets to Jump Back Ball — and so do you!

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