You may remember my writing about a masquerade ball which some of my friends and I attended, last year. It was such a magical experience and we had a really grand time. If you want to read more about my experience last year, then just read about it here!
Anyways. That ball was supposed to happen again this year. However, due to worries over the coronavirus, the lady in charge decided to cancel it.
I, however, was not about to be dissuaded from going to a ball. I talked to my parents, we prayed about it for awhile and I decided. I would plan my own ball.
So, I did.
It took lots, and lots of planning and preparation. I absolutely love to plan things, so I enjoyed it all, but it was crazy! I ended up having over 80 people purchase tickets, and there were over a dozen parents who came as well, to watch and chaperone.
We had a dance practice 13 days before the ball, and had about half of the whole group of those attending the ball, show up. It was SO much fun and a really good learning experience for me, as I had to help teach some of the dances which I already knew.
Our neighbor used his drone to take some photos of us practicing on our basketball court. It was great!
Well, now onto the ball and how it all was…
The whole week of, was really crazy. Just getting the rest of the things (including Dad and I going to multiple stores to find 15 cartons of Lime sherbet and 23 bottles of lemon-lime soda, for the punch….) and figuring everything out, was pretty stressful.
The day before, my friend Riley, came over and spent the night. We watched The Village (such an intriguing movie!!! I’d love to know y’alls’ thoughts, if you’ve seen it…), and my neighbors came over to take showers, so all us girls decided to try on my red lipstick that I would wear, the next day.
The day of the ball, we went to the venue (which happened to be just right behind our house. It was great, having it so close!!!), set up the sound system and cleaned and decorated. It took a good 4 hours, and then we went back home and ate lunch. Then, I did my hair and Riley and I kind of just hung out…There really wasn’t a whole lot to do (other than drive Dad and Riley to set up signs for the ball…), and we were just too giddy over the ball being so soon.
Our escorts, neighbors and a couple other random people, all came at 4, and we finished getting ready. Those of us who were all done, drove over at 5, to the venue. We just finished figuring a couple things out and people started to arrive at around 5:40.
The grand entrance started at
I went with the same escort as last time…My dear friend, Micah. We dressed as a 1950’s theme, which was incredibly fun and we had a grand time together!
It was a really amazing night, and I am SO happy with how it all turned out. There were definitely some things which could have gone better, but overall, it was really good. I am so, so appreciative to everybody who helped out and who participated in the event…It was pretty amazing.