Hanging Firefly Jars Light Up Spring Gala

At the Butterfly Ball in Chicago, hanging jars held tiny LED lights that resembled twinkling fireflies.

By Jenny Berg May 19, 2014, 7:41 AM EDT

Photo: Timothy Musho Photography

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago hosted its annual Butterfly Ball on May 2. This year's function had a theme of “Abundant Nature,” and Event Creative's decor brought a taste of the outdoors to the tented dinner space. Centerpieces held suspended jelly jars that were filled with tiny LED lights, resembling jars of fireflies.

“The museum found a beautifully illustrated book called The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshoppers' Feast,“ said Event Creative senior designer Jeffrey Foster. “The illustrations were very fantasy. ... This illustration guided the graphic for this year’s ball, as well as decor.”

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