Nov 9 | 39th Annual MOTHBALL at Grant Park – Speakeasy theme!

Don’t miss this fantastic event in Grant Park!

The Mothball costume party is a Grant Park tradition that spans almost four decades. Back in the 1970s, it started out as a potluck dinner to thank everyone who volunteered for the Tour of Homes and was traditionally held the same weekend as the Tour. 

As time passed, the party grew bigger until it turned into its own event. Past themes have included everything from Moulin Rouge and pirates to James Bond and Saturday Night Live. Due to the amount of work it takes to plan a Tour of Homes and Mothball the events have been separated. The Tour of Homes is in the Spring, and the Mothball is in the Fall. To honor the original connection to the tour, Tour of Homes volunteers get a free Mothball ticket!

Mothball Ticket – Individual – $30 in advance ($40 at the door)


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Free food and several cash bars upstairs and downstairs with signature period drinks, wine, and beer.There will be a password for the smarmy downstairs bar that will change several times throughout the night.

Bogey and the Viceroy will be providing the music for the evening along with some Dames Aflame joining them on stage and working the crowd!


The emcee for the evening is hilarious and handsome Grant Park neighbor Johnny Land!

Best Table Decoration 

Best Costume 
Charleston Dance Off 
Crowning of Miss Mothball 

SOLD OUT! There are only 5 VIP tables! So far the VIP table Swag Bag contains:


VIP only access to the secret bar from 8 to 9pm
Grant Park Euro Sticker
Beer can coozie from MindPower Inc.
FREE show at The Village Theatre ($10 value)
FREE appetizer coupon for Doc Chey’s Grant Park
FREE class at Dance411 ($25 value)
Coupons from Covered Nail Bar – Each one is different!
$25 off 60 or 90 minute Acupuncture, Massage, or Reiki at Cafe of Life
$10 Bento Hut coupon (replaced Chow Bing) Sushi!
$5 Mezcalitos coupon
$5 Sweat Cheats coupon
$10 Agave Restaurant coupon
$5 Tin Lizzy’s coupon

$10 Tomatillos coupon
$10 Grant Central East coupon
$7.50 Intown Healthy Hound coupon and dog treats 


“Like” the Mothball Facebook page for updates!

Save the date, November 8, 2014, 8pm to Midnight. You won’t want to miss it!


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Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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