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Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball 2014

Saturday March 1st was THE social event of the year at BISS (at least, for the girls!)

The invitation

The invitation

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.

Nail Painting with Maddie

Nail Painting with Maddie

Her beautiful french braid (wish she would sit still long enough for me to practice on her - then I wouldn't have to pay $3 to have it done by a professional!)

Her beautiful french braid (wish she would sit still long enough for me to practice on her – then I wouldn’t have to pay $3 to have it done by a professional!)

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.

My handsome hubby and gorgeous girl.

My handsome hubby and gorgeous girl.

Isabelle was very specific about the detail on her dress!

Isabelle was very specific about the detail on her dress!

Oliver was testing the various masks we have at home and couldn’t resist getting in a few photos!

With masks on!  Isabelle is ready to go with her lovely furry cape.

With masks on! Isabelle is ready to go with her lovely furry cape.

Even Tetley got in on the action.

Even Tetley got in on the action.

This was the plan for the night:

The evening plans

The evening agenda

I think Owen was a little bit relieved to also see this sign:

YEAH!

YEAH!

The Dance Floor

The Dance Floor

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:

Movie and chillax time!

Movie and chillax time!

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Daddy Daughter Winter Wonderland Ball

Saturday night was the Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Ball.  This is one of the premier events that the PFA (Parents and Friends Association) of BISS organize each year.  The girls absolutely love this event and have been talking about it since Christmas!  It is held in the ballroom of a local hotel and is very fancy – full black tie evening wear.  No mums are allowed.

Winter Wonderland Ball invitation.

Winter Wonderland Ball invitation.

Isabelle had designed her own dress and we had it made at the local fabric market.  It is so cheap to do this and her finished dress was less than £60/$90.  It was absolutely stunning.

Saturday morning dawned and Isabelle and I were off to the hairdressers so she could have something fancy done with her hair.  They french braided the front of her hair and then curled all the rest.  It was so pretty.  I told her that she could not do anything else for the rest of the day so it would not be ruined!  Later in the afternoon, she was at her friend Maddies’ house where 4 of the girls all had their nails painted.  Of course, Isabelle had to have blue nails to match her dress!

Phoebe painting Isabelle's nails!

Phoebe painting Isabelle’s nails!

Ava and Isabelle showing off their painted nails.

Ava and Isabelle showing off their painted nails.

All the girls displaying the finished effect!  Maddie (with curlers in!), Ava, Isabelle and Amelie.

All the girls displaying the finished effect! Maddie (with curlers in!), Ava, Isabelle and Amelie.

Isabelle was so excited about this evening.  She could not wait to get into her dress.  I helped her get ready and then she walked down the stairs to her handsome prince – Daddy (who looked more gorgeous than James Bond, in his custom made tux!).  Daddy was suitably impressed with his date for the evening.

Owen (Bond, Owen Bond) and our lovely, beautiful daughter.

Owen (Bond, Owen Bond) and our lovely, beautiful daughter.

Beautiful dress (designed by Isabelle).  Owen's bow tie is a perfect match to her dress too!

Beautiful dress (designed by Isabelle). Owen’s bow tie is a perfect match to her dress too!

What a gorgeous couple!

What a gorgeous couple!

Isabelle’s best friend, Ava and her Daddy, Matt, came to pick them and take them to the hotel.  More photo opportunities:

Ready to leave!

Ready to leave!

Owen and Isabelle had professional photos taken as soon as they arrived at the ball.  There were also other activities for them to enjoy – Isabelle, of course gravitated towards the arts and crafts section:

Arts and Crafts!

Arts and Crafts!  (Isabelle’s teacher is in the background – one of the girls chaperones for the evening)

There was lots of dancing, including a “dance-off” between the Dads and the Daughters.  This year the Dads won that!!  The girls danced alot with each other:

Girls on the dance floor together.

Girls on the dance floor together.

And dancing with Daddy:

Pure fun written across these 2 faces.

Pure fun written across these 2 faces.

What a beautiful princess.

What a beautiful princess.

Ice cream at the end of the night.

Ice cream at the end of the night.

While Daddy and Isabelle were having a fabulous evening at the Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Ball, Oliver and I were at Suzanne’s house along with all the Mum’s and boys who had been left behind!!  We had a lovely evening – Oliver played with Ethan and I caught up with friends old and new.  All the Dad’s and daughters arrived at 9.30pm and it was fantastic to see all the beautiful dresses on the girls.  All the men looked good in their evening wear too!