Friday, February 21, 2014

Krewe of Nyx Ball. Time to par-tay!

Okay, I've been a blogging slacker. Blame it on the mind numbing, ridiculously cold weather.  I've been in mental hibernation mode.

But Mardi Gras is bringing me back to life!!

I have been having so much fun preparing for my inaugural ride in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx....decorating purses (post on that to come), making headpieces and getting ready for the ball!

The Nyx ball was held at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton on February 1, 2014. Prince Charming and I had our baby girl chauffeur us to the bar...need I say more?? We' adults and parents.

Did I mention this is a formal masquerade ball? I mean, you gotta love an occasion that allows you to not only get all dressed up, but wear a feathery, glittery mask, right???  It's nice to have your arm candy all decked out in a tux, too.

I'm afraid we had so much fun that I didn't take many pictures...and the ones that I did take were on my antique iPhone...and it was dark, so the quality isn't stellar.

Anyway, we got in, found our table...reserved thanks to our awesome float lieutenant who even made us these awesome light up cups, complete with boa trim, thank you very much.

While we're talking tables, can I just say the centerpieces and the room in general looked AMAZING!
Glorious pink and bling EVERYWHERE!!

LOVE the pink plumes and crystals

We had drinks, made merry, and sat for the presentation of the float lieutenants, Captain and Godesses, past and present. Lots of second lining, ladies hooting and hollerin'.  Then a first ever meeting of the Captains and Goddess of Nyx and Zulu.

The crowd went wild when the Zulu Warriors entered the room.  
I warned you that the pictures were really, really bad.  

Remember....old bar.....

After that fun, they served dinner and we danced, danced, hungry again....enjoyed the breakfast buffet and finally called a cab and headed home sometime in the wee hours of the morning.  

Thanks to the ladies of Nyx, and these two wonderful ladies in particular, I am having the time of my life. Hail Nyx!!

Now if we can just get Mother Nature to cooperate on Feb. 26.....

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