Friday, February 17, 2012

Krewe of Mer Mardi Gras Ball, 2012

Together again.....Debjani and me!

Last Saturday, I took a little break from cleaning the house and partied. We got an invitation to a formal Mardi Gras ball and we more than gladly obliged.

Mrs. Kumi in the center was our hostess.
All the tables were all decorated very nicely, festively and so colorful. I will share a few here.

This was my favorite!

 This was our table, simple but beautiful and we got to take the glasses, napkins and beads home. You will see them on my mardi gras table at home.
 Below is where I was seated, right across the hospital administrator and his wife. Do you know how hard it was to keep a conversation going? It would have been easier if they were dishaholics too, lol!

We enjoyed the wonderful shows and the band.
 And we danced the night away! Literally, cause when we got back to the table, everybody was gone, lol!
John lost a lot of weight, didn't he? Must have missed my cooking, lol. No, actually he has been on a diet since before I left.
 My friends and me.... I was happy to be with them again cause I really missed them while I was gone.
Party's over and back to cleaning!
I hope you enjoyed my Mardi Gras post. I appreciate your visits!

I resume my Sightseeing and Events Saturday.
 I am also linking with:
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at
Mary's Masterpieces Monday at
Sally's Blue Monday at
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

Thank you so much for hosting these lovely parties!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing the party - bet you had a fun time!
Congrats to your husband on his weight loss.
Enjoy your weekend.

Richard Cottrell said...

What a beautiful party. I could see why you would want to go. The decorations are elaborate, most have taken hours. John looks great. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My old Historic House.

Susan said...

Christine, It looks like an amazing event. Everything is so beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun, festive event Christine! Looks like you all had a great time:@)

Sue said...

How fun and festive, Christine!! Yes, it would have been much easier to carry on a conversation with people with the same interests, like dishes! :-)
Wow- your John looks like he's well on the road to a healthier life~ Good for him! I want his secret.... I think my problem is hormonal. LOL

Sarah said...

Christine, looks like a fun time. I know you are happy to be back home.

Kathleen said...

That was fun! Looks like a school auditorium? I like the table you picked, but it reminded me of Halloween. Yours was the traditional colors. Glad you had a good time, now get to work!


Oh, what a "ball" you had my friend! You look so pretty and elegant and Jonhn does look so skinny! I hate the way men lose weight so fast! Beautiful decorations for Mardi Gras, I like that purple look, I never did anything in purple and don't even have!! Take it easy with the cleaning. Happy weekend for you both.

xinex said...

It's actually a convention center. You are right about the colors, Kathleen. I've been back to work since and I am tired and not done yet, lol. Thanks for dropping by.

xinex said...

Thanks, Fabby. Have a nice weekend yourself!

xinex said...

Thanks, Richard! Congrats on making the paper again!...Christine

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun ball! We were going down to NO to visit Trip's family this weekend, but we cancelled our trip due to the bad storms they are expecting tomorrow. They have postponed all of tomorrow's parades, apparently.


Debjani said...

Nice blog and quite humorous too! I liked your writing style! We had such a good time, as everyone can see and yes, it is so nice that we are together again because I missed you terribly when you were in FL!! I'm so so happy that you are back!!

Amy said...

What a fun and festive party! It's always nice to take a break from chores and meet up with friends to have a little fun! Wish you a beautiful weekend.

Debbie said...

You looked just beautiful,and the ball looked marvelous. I've never been to a Mardi Gras ball. It would be so fun!

I love all the different tables and the centerpieces.

xinex said...

Thank you so much, Debjani. Of couse the evening wouldn't have been the same without you. And it was nice to get a little exercise.

hundredsofideas said...

Such creativity at this ball. Your husband as lost a lot of weight, good for him!

bj said...

This was a HUGH fun....and you looked stunning.
xoxo bj

A Hint of Home said...

All the tables were stunning! A lot of work was put into an event that size. Looks like a grand evening for all of you!
Don't work too hard!

Pat said...

You look beautiful Christine and I love the photos of the tables!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That looks like a fun party. I bet Debjani missed you. I agree, the table with the Fall colors is beautiful! Yes, John does look like he has lost weight. Way to go John!

Babs said...

What a fun party and the decorations are fabulous! Y'all look like you're having an awesome time.

Traci said...

How fun!! The Mardi Gras Balls are the best part!

Jojo said...

What a beautiful party!!

ThePinayWanderer said...

Beautiful decors captured just as beautifully. And nice smile too, seems like you really had some fun. :)

Ann said...

Oh what fun this must have been. I love Marti Gras and my SIL is from there. I was in New Orleans for a convention last August and had a similar dress up ball. The tables were FABULOUS--my favorite is last one I think.Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.

mississippi artist said...

What fun! Love all the decorations.Glad you are back home safe and sound-bet John is too.

Chandy said...

Wow, what a fun event! You certainly know how to party!!! Btw, love that pool on your header!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hmmmm..I need to go to a party like that! Everything is simply gorgeous. What a great job of decorating those tables.. :)

chubskulit said...

What a grad event to attend to.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow! That looked like a well organized and beautiful ball :o) And you and John look awesome!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for stopping over! I will be posting more about the details, like her watercolor and crafts, of the nursery that she has been working on.

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