IT'S not often enough that adults are able to attend children's parties.
With this in mind, Make-a-Wish volunteer and charity ball organiser Louise Scott decided that this year's Annual Fund-raising Ball and Charity Auction would have a fairytale theme.
``Big kids can be little kids sometimes too,'' she said.
The Launceston branch of the Make-A-Wish foundation's major fund-raiser usually raises more than $20,000 - enough to grant two or three wishes, Ms Scott said.
Held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, live music and a six-course degustation meal are included in the ticket price, and all funds go directly to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
High-end prizes donated by Launceston businesses are available to be won at the event through a raffle as well as silent and regular auctions.
Regular ball-goer and former wish recipient Lisa Roberts said the night was ``always fantastic''.
``I tell my friends `if you're disappointed, I'll give you a refund','' she said.
``I've never had to do it.''
In the past year Make-a-Wish has granted about 500 wishes.
Make-a-Wish volunteer Hephzibah Stephenson said the ball was crucial.
``What people don't realise is that literally every dollar counts,'' she said.
--Tickets and prize donations can be made by contacting Louise at Timeless Elegance Bridal on 6334 8998 or at Shop 1, Hotel Grand Chancellor.
WHAT: Fairytale Annual Fund-raising Ball and Charity Auction, hosted by the Launceston Branch of Make-A-Wish Australia.
WHEN: Saturday March 23, 6.30pm for 7.30pm.
WHERE: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston.
HOW MUCH: $130 for tickets bought before Saturday March 2, $150 thereafter. Includes six-course meal, drinks and live music.