Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dancing in the New year

"All of which came together in preparation for..."

A ball.

A couple weeks ago, the following invitation was sent to several dear family friends:

The Honor of Your Presence
is requested
At a New Year’s Regency Ball
to be held at
The Coder Manor
January One, Twenty-Twelve
5:30 pm

Dinner will be served at 8:30

This was the first ball we've ever been to, hosted, or planned. I admit to being a bit stressed out last week, trying to make sure everything was in place and ready - but it was totally worth it! We danced, and danced, and ate, and danced, and talked, and danced and had an absolutely lovely, grand time! Unfortunately, I have only a few pictures from the evening (I've realized that tends to happen when you're the hostess), but Emily, Lauren, and Lynnae all have shared pictures on their blogs, so pop on over for a wee visit! :)

The dress I made for the event, and the first Regency gown
I've ever made that I was completely happy with! :)

The lanterns the guests arrived to (my awesome dad's idea! :) Please excuse the blur...

Even the Littles danced! Maddy especially enjoyed herself.
Dancing 'Comical Fellow'

Aren't the outfits wonderful??

Some of the lovely gowns...

An adorable sis-and-bro couple :)

Maddy and her Prince :)

One of the belles of the ball!


The meal and some mingling! :)

The whole gang minus Mrs. C (taking the picture)

It was such a lovely ball! Good friends, good music, good dancing - what could be more perfect? I am definitely planning another one! 


Mikaela said...

You did a fabulous job! I cannot believe everything you got together in the midst of all the holiday business!

Look for more pictures on our blog on Friday! ;-)

Kirsteen said...

Wow this looks like such fun! Wish we could join you at another one!

Hannah Woltersdorf said...

Wow! It looks like you all had SO much fun! I love going to dances! We actually just went to one too.

LOVE y'alls dresses!


SarahJayne said...

Awww - thanks Mika! I look forward to Lauren's post! :)

Kirsteen, how about we make a deal? If you come for a visit, we'll host a ball in your honor! Sound good? :)

Hannah, yep, we had fun! What kind of dances do you do?

Lauren said...

Oh, it was so much fun! I sure hope you do another one!