Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ball Season

It's Mardi Gras season in Louisiana which means there are balls every weekend. Friday night was Karnival Krewe de Louisiane. It's not affiliated with a parade but Debutante's are presented & all of the money benefits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge. 

The 3900 Krewe was well represented. 2 of the girls were being presented so it we all went.

Each Debutante's mom was responsible for decorating the tables.

The first thing that happens is they introduce all the Royalty - King, Queen, Ball Captain, Dukes, Dutchess and then the Debutantes. They all parade down a red carpet while the MC tells all about them. Once all that is over there's a parade. It's not huge because we were inside but there were a couple of floats that the Debs rode on & threw beads. There were 2 high school bands too.

Parades aren't really my thing. This one was going ok since it was small & people weren't pushing & shoving but then I got beaned in the face with a handful of beads that someone neglected to catch. If you've never been hit in the face with beads, it hurts. I had a welt on my cheek the next day. 

Once the parade is over the Band starts & there's dancing until midnight.

I had a spray tan which is why I'm not 45 shades lighter than Dean.

It's really hard to believe these two are old enough to be Debs. They were both little bitty girls when we met them. 

No, Dean isn't wearing white gloves. That's one of the dad's. They escort the debutantes down the red carpet & they wear tails & white gloves. 

We had a great time. 

Saturday, I felt it. Those 4.5 in. heels KILLED my feet. All was good while we were at the ball. It wasn't until the we got out of the car at home that I realized just how awful they felt. My back & legs also hurt Saturday & there was the welt. I honestly, felt worse Saturday than I did the day after I ran the Marathon! 


1 comment:

  1. You look beautiful! That sounds like a lot of fun. We don't have anything like that here!