Monday, November 24, 2008

Enchanted Yuletide Ball!

So I'm a princess. I admit it. I always have been. I actually never wore jeans until I was 12. I wouldn't. I used to run around in my dresses and a pair of shorts underneath. I played all sorts of sports and climbed trees, road my bike... everything.

But I was always a princess first. Years later.. and I'm still in this mind set. I can't shake it! I can't even begin to tell you how many people have teasingly commented that I was just like Giselle from the Disney movie Enchanted. Eeeh! Except i take that as a MAJOR compliment! LOL! I know some people might not, but I am a princess, so of course I do.

Well, as a princess, I have to do princess things right? I mean, it's only natural. So I feel it's my duty to host an annual ball every year.I used to sit around and wait and dream for my ball invite. Then about three years ago, I decided I was tired of waiting and dreaming of one day getting to go to the ball with my prince, i wanted to do something about it. So I started having my own balls!

So there you have it. I've been slaving away this past month preparing for my Enchanted Yuletide Ball... 200 invitations, decor, food prep and planning, dress, tiaras... LOL! Yes, I'm a crazy princess, remember?

Last year we had over 200 people show up to this black tie affaire! Wahoo! This year we're expecting more! This is the couple who it was in honor of... they're starting off the ball with the first dance. Everyone else is behind them.

This is proof! Guys like balls too! Hehehe! My hubby is the totally hot redhead giving a thumbs up sign! Our next annual ball is Saturday! Eeeh! I can't wait!


  1. Jenni tha tis so incredibly awesome!!! I am so jealous! You totally have to keep doing this, and maybe, someday, I'll get one of those invites!

  2. Ok, I am so jealous!! Wish my hubby was as crazy about balls as yours! Have fun!

  3. How exciting!! I can't believe you do this along with your life! Can't wait to see pictures!

  4. What an AWESOME thing to do - have your own ball! Oh, I would love, love, LOVE to do this, but I don't think I could get anyone to come! I think people on this side of the pond (well, in my town) are reluctant to get all dressed up like this. But maybe I could give it a go sometime...

    Have tons of fun! Wish I was there!

  5. What a princess...taking the ball into her own hands! ;)

  6. How fun!!!! I'm always complaining to my husband that we never have any reason to get all dressed up. Maybe I should just plan my own ball! That is so, so cool. :)

    Also, I LOVED the movie Enchanted!

  7. How much fun! I'm jealous! I'm telling you - when you move back here you'll have to invite me. Just sayin'! And I read the inserts of your books! How clever!

  8. Terri--My life? LOL! It's stuff like this that get's the rest of me moving! hahah! I think I would be one miserable mom if I couldn't let go and dream! LOL! People are always asking me how I do it..? I don't know, I just know I have to do something creative or I'll burst!

    Melissa--Do it! Or at least start off easy on them with like a country dance or something--the next year you could do a masked ball for like Halloween, people might do that!?

    Angie--you totally reminded me of the golden ball in the Frog Prince story! hahaha!

    Renee--Oh my gosh! DO IT! DO IT! They are sooo super fun and easy! LOL! That's it! My next post will have to be on the steps of ball planning! LOL! Once you start you won't want to stop!

    Camisetts--Great! You can come and play with me too! I love it! You're totally invited!

  9. I so want to come!!! where is my invite?

  10. That is so awesome that you do a ball!! i want to come! I have always wanted to go to "real" ball with my hubby! Even though he would hate it I would love getting all dressed up and dancing around like a princess! Oh man! I am jealous!!!! Can I come to one when you come to Utah????? Maybe we will be living there the same time as you. We are trying to get back there in the next few years!

    Anyways, Have fun! You are amazing... Princess Jenni!!!