Monday, January 19, 2009

Mardi Gras Ball

I went to my first Mardi Gras Ball Saturday night for the Krewe of Excalibur. It was SO much fun. There's only one picture of me in this set of pictures and that was before I was dressed up (2nd pic). My mom was one of the Maids this year so she had tables to decorate and that's what I'm doing in those pictures. Here's a couple of her in the costume she wore for the Ball and this is what she will be wearing in the Parade. The feathers and all of that are all part of the costure, it's not a back drop. She keeps it all except the feather part which goes to a museum or something.

As a bit of FYI, they are the Krewe of Excalibur and their theme this year was Camelot. Each of the maids represented a song from the movie Camelot. Their costumes are reflective of the song they represent. My mom's was Remember Me or something like that LOL I'm a terrible daughter for not remembering. I'm pretty sure I'm going to join the Krewe for next year's parade. I've really enjoyed all the events I've gone to and the people I've met. It's expensive to join, but I'll figure all that out later LOL

Oh and here's my dad. The sight of him dressed up like that was really shocking LOL That's what he will wear in the parade plus a mask and hat.


Stitcher S said...

What great pictures, and what great fun for your whole family! Thanks for sharing them here.

Erin said...

Wow, that is just beautiful! (Huge, but still beautiful!) Is it as heavy as it looks? I know they are feathers, but even those can be heavy, plus whatever is holding them together. WOW!

Jenny said...

Wow, that looks so elaborate - and fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Your mom looks so pretty! Blue is really her color :) Your Dad looks neat too :) I want to see you all dressed up! This sounds like so much fun :)

Miss ya :)


Missy Ann said...

Is that whole thing behind her dress?! She looks fabulous.

P.S. I sent something to your Gmail account, it's something good - check it! :)