Saturday March 1st was THE social event of the year at BISS (at least, for the girls!)
Daddy Daughter Ball 2014 and it was a masquerade event this year. This was Isabelle and Owen’s 2nd ball and the excitement level was high (at least, for Isabelle!) As like last year, the girls have all been talking about, anticipating, discussing dresses, hair styles, nail color and shoes for weeks. Also like last year, Isabelle designed her dress and right before Chinese New Year we again went to the Fabric Market to have it made. She envisioned a purple creation of wonderfulness and was thrilled with the results. We had spent hours looking at all sorts of dresses on the Internet to give her extra ideas, but her original description of what she wanted was pretty much what she ended up with. (She does say that being a Dress Designer is one of her future career options!!)
In the afternoon we went to Maddie’s house and waited for Phoebe to arrive to paint her nails. Purple, of course! Then, we rushed around the corner to our local hairdresser’s to have her hair done. Last year she had french braids and curls, and this year she chose to have 2 french braids joining at the back and then very straight hair. Home to get dressed and put a little bit of make up on! I did some glitter eye shadow for her and pink lip gloss.
Owen was also getting ready, super-stud-Bond-like in his tux and matching bow tie. My hubby and daughter looked amazing. At 5:45 they left to enjoy the fun of the evening.
Oliver was testing the various masks we have at home and couldn’t resist getting in a few photos!
This was the plan for the night:
I think Owen was a little bit relieved to also see this sign:
Once Daddy and Daughter had left the house, Oliver and I got ready to go to Katrina’s house. 10 lovely lonely ladies (plus 6 sons!) met to share some nibbles and cocktails while the D&D’s were dancing! Oliver had fun with some friends while the Mums were enjoying adult girlie time. At 9:30 the party goers returned and we continued it for another couple of hours. Initially there was lots of action from all the kids, but this is what it looked like after about 30 minutes: