Sunday, August 24, 2008

Let's Go to a Ball!

Last night the Joshua Squad, a theatre group on campus, held a Masquerade Ball to help raise money. I'd never gone to a ball before, so I decided to try it. I helped set up for it in the morning, and thus earned a free ticket!

First, I had to decide what to wear. Since it was a masquerade ball, I also had to find or make a mask. I decided to wear my graduation dress and go with a "bowdacious" theme. It required a lot of white ribbon!

I tied my long satin sash in a bow in back, pinned white ribbon bows to my sleeves, pulled my hair back with a white ribbon bow, put a bow on my mask, and bows on my shoes! It was rather fun to get all "bowed" out! =)

I made my mask out of poster board and ribbon, designing it to match my dress. It was fun to wear a mask, but quite hard to dance in, as it blocked your peripheral vision! So, I pushed it up on my forehead most of the evening.

These shoes were the flimsiest and most impractical shoes I've ever bought! But, it was a ball, they were just for one night, and I found them for just $1 at Walmart, so I got them. They were a bit hard to dance in though, so I took them off after a while.

It was a new and fun experience. The first hour, from 8 to 9 p.m. they taught ballroom dancing, which was a lot of fun. After that they played music and let people do their own thing, which got rather... interesting at times! It was somewhat funny to stand back and watch, though I much preferred the more elegant learned dances. The ball lasted till Midnight, but I went back at 11:15 p.m., rather exhausted!

10 comments:

Ella said...

The shoes weren't exactly glass slippers....but imagine those would be painful to wallk in as well! =)

Harmony said...

Aww! You got to go to a ball! I've always wanted to go to a ball! And be Cinderella for a night. (Also Cinderella's glass slippers was the first thing I thought of when you talked about the shoes you wore. And just for a buck huh? Don't you just love/hate WalMart!?) There's a Civil War Ball every year for all of the homeschoolers in Colorado. And I've never wanted to go anywhere so badly as to go there! (being as Southern as I am.) But it always comes at a bad time for us. *sob* I'm glad you had a good time. Pretty dress by the way. I love ribbon!
~Harmony~

Miss Rose Virginia Butler said...

Cool! I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball! That would be so much fun.

Kat with a K said...

How fun! I've always wanted to go to a ball. Your outfit is great.

Anonymous said...

what did you use for the background for your mask and shoe pictures? I just love your dress and ribbons...very elegant.

Beth

Michelle said...

Looks like a great time!

Michelle,
Graduation Stoles

Anna Naomi said...

Ella: No, they weren't glass - they were cheap plastic! =)

Harmony: A civil war ball sounds like fun - those costumes would be fun!

Beth: I took pictures of my mask and shoes by putting them on my rug. So the purple rug is the background.

Mardi said...

That sounds like so much fun!!

Heaven said...

What a beautiful dress! where did you get it???

Anna Naomi said...

I made it. :) Thanks!