Mardi Gras Ball

So right after our NFL Play 60 cheer performance, I had *literally* 1 HOUR to get ready for the first formal ball JB & I have attended in 11 years! Our last was Junior League Star Ball when Will was 7 months old in 2005:

Two of my Cheertator BFFs came straight over from the cheer event and did my hair & makeup. ♥ They made me feel like Cinderella!!!

Off to the Krewe of Katy Mardi Gras Ball!

We stopped on the way at a former Mardi Gras Queen's home for a fabulous gumbo dinner & appetizers:

And on to the ball:
[Photo Booth!]
[King & Queen of the Ball  (One day... ;-)]
[Check out my crazy arm muscle! :-P]

I wish I had dancing pics, but there were several pro photogs capturing our action, so I'm sure I will soon! The whole event was wonderful, from the pre-dinner gumbo, to the show, to the buffet formal dinner with king cake dessert, to dancing until midnight and not getting delivered home until 1 AM. :-D

FASHION NOTES - Dress: I got my dress from Rent the Runway. (That's a referral link, but I'm not being compensated for this post at all.) How much smarter than buying a several-hundred-dollar dress that I can't wear there, again, next year?! I was so pleased with the super simple rental experience. I got so many compliments on the purple sequins...but sequin arm chafing is BRUTAL - my only pain the next day. ;-)
Shoes: I begged my friends to let me wear my strappy croc sandals b/c the dress was so long; they flipped in horror, so I wore clear Cinderella heels - BUUUT all of us ladies' feet hurt so bad that after dinner, we all took off our shoes & danced barefoot all night! Next year: croc sandals NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!


  1. You looked lovely - and the event sounds like lots of fun!!


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