8 Lucky Steps to Being Forever Green
There is a lot to do at Forever Green 40. It is an event steeped in history, rich in Chicago tradition and truly important to our charities. But it is also a lot of fun. Take a look at our tips for having your best Forever Green and if you have any suggestions for our guests, post it on our Facebook page.
Step 1: Get Your Tickets!
Forever Green 40 is only a few days away…and you don’t have tickets yet?! What gives, Jennifer Love Hewitt? Buy your tickets at youngirish.com (and tell your friends). $55 for General Admission and $75 for Premium tickets. Grab them now before they sell out!
FG40 Pro Tip: Buy your tickets ahead of time and have more time for fun.
Step 2: Check Yourself (In) Before You Wreck Yourself
Whether you are an Iggy (“I’m so Fancy….you already know…”), a Beastie Boy (“I got a bedazzler so my outfit’s tight.”) or Queen Bey (“I woke up like dis.”), either way, you’re looking gooooood! And you know it. So check your coat, grab your drinks from the helpful Young Irish board members and get ready to party!
FG40 Pro Tip: Get there early. Less lines and more fun times.
Step 3: Try 2 Gingers Whiskey
You know who likes whiskey? Ron Swanson likes whiskey. Be like Ron and enjoy Forever Green favorite 2 Gingers Whiskey! VIPs will have access to this lovely libation all night, while the first 250 GA ticket holders will have a mixed drink of their choice.
FG40 Pro Tip: We repeat: Get there early before the drinks are gone!
Step 4: Visit our Silent Auction
Like your mom, we know you’re a winner so why not spread the love with our Silent Auction? The auction is filled with primo prizes and sweet swag. So check back often to ensure your bids hold strong through the end of the night.
FG40 Pro Tip: Spread the wealth. It all goes to charity!
Step 5: Time to Dance!
Larkin and Moran Brothers! Fiddlers! And all the jig you can shake a stick at! You can’t stop the beat and we wouldn’t want you to! Shake what your momma gave you on the dance floor. Extra points for choreographed group routines, of course.
FG40 Pro Tip: Get to the dance floor early and secure your dance space.
Step 6: It’s Picture Time!
Pics or it didn’t happen! Get proof that you’re having the Best. Night. Ever at our Step and Repeat photo booth. All the best pics will be shared live at the event! And if you have pics of your own, just add them to Instagram with the hashtag #FG40 and they will go live for all of our Forever Greeners to see!
FG40 Pro Tip: Make sure our photographer knows your good side. Practice in the mirror if you have to.
Step 7: It’s Miller Time! Have a drink!
Special thanks to Miller Lite! They have been a big part of Forever Green for a long time and we hope they will be part of your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (in a responsible way, of course). So kick back, grab a beer, and enjoy the entertainment, whether you’re watching it or creating it.
FG40 Pro Tip: There are multiple bars for multiple drinks! Check them all out and make a few friends in the meantime.
Step 8: Take flight with our Grand Raffle!
Oh hey, you new to Chicago? The only good thing about winter is Forever Green. Better set up the next great thing by planning an escape! Take flight with our Grand Raffle which includes a round trip tickets from Southwest. Get yours before they are gone.
FG40 Pro Tip: These go fast so it doesn’t pay to wait. Get your raffle ticket early to guarantee your chance!