Dinner at the Ball

Yesterday, I shared my experience of being in a Carnival Krewe and riding in a parade. Today, I wanted to show you some of the tables from a Masquerade Ball. This is a fun event with everyone dressed so elegantly in their ball gowns and tuxes. Masks are required and must be worn until dinner. Here is the beautiful ballroom, decked out for the ball. Notice the fleur de lis napkin folds and the beads along side each place setting. Also, the cute light up martini glasses are at each place and were given as a one of the favors.


This table actually has  a large martini glass as the centerpiece. See the beautiful gowns and tuxes on the people?

Here is a close up of one of the glasses (which aren’t actually glass).


Here is a better shot of the napkins.


This centerpiece is a large lamp covering a lighted vase with flowers. So pretty. You can see others in the background.

This centerpiece features a black lampshade on top of a lit vase of pink flowers. I should mention that the Krewe colors are hot pink and black.


So beautiful. This was held in a ballroom at the Hilton Riverside hotel. The service and room was fabulous, as you can see.


Here you can see some of the other centerpieces and also, how the stars lighting the ceiling, and the lighting on the walls, were an incredible addition to the festive atmosphere.


Everywhere you turned there was a new feast for the eyes.


Carnival in New Orleans can overload the senses. The colors, the music, the balls, the parades . . . there is just no other place like it.

Hope you enjoyed the ball!

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