Lucky us got invited to a Mardi Gras Ball in Alexandria, LA. It was so much fun and wow the work that must go into one of these events. No wonder they need a whole "krewe" to make these things happen. I made and took favors for the guests at our table. Mardi Gras Pins. They looked great on the guys tux lapels.
I bought the fleur de lis charms at Michael's. ~ My Michael's craft store no longer will take one Michael's coupon and a Joanne's coupon in the same transaction. I'm a little mad at Michael's for that. But, of course I just drop in for back to back visits and get that extra 40% off. Or take someone along that can stand in line behind me to make a second purchase. Bit of a hassle, anyway I digress.
I had all the ribbon and the peacock feathers already. Tied them together with florist tape in little bundles. They looked great against a black tux.
Now for the before and after of me. My Mom was the photographer, sorry for a bit of a blur. Next time I will make her use the timer to help cut down on her shake. Her shake is partly due to her CIDP, which thankfully is in remission right now.
Getting ready for the ball at Mom's house.
and the transformation.
A bit better picture of me and my date. Pretty handsome fella if you ask me. You did ask didn't you?
More Ball fun to follow, stay tuned.