Those that came from the actual dinner — or at least wanted to look as though they did — dressed in formal gowns and tuxes, albeit with loose or discarded ties. They were met by a bevy of 18 “Bunnies” dressed in strapless black high cut leotards (with cotton pouf tails and bunny eared headbands) offering Pink Party sparkling rose.
Playboy branding and paraphernalia was found throughout, in framed images, neon signs and mirror decals. Guests posed with Bunnies at a photo station and had “A Fair and Honest Appraisal of [Their] Appearance” written by The Bumbys. A band and DJ alternated throughout the evening, playing a mix from all genres.
Cooper Hefner, the youngest son of Playboy’s late founder, Hugh, presided over this own lounge table and welcomed performer Miguel. Others in attendance were Brian Karem (Playboy White House correspondent), Amanda and Curtis Polk, Brian Stelter, Hasan Piker (“Young Turks”), Vinoda Basnayake, Andre Buvakovsky (Washington Capitals), Erwin Gomez, Maggie O’Neill, Kyle Richards (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), and Don Lemon (CNN anchor).