Monday, February 4, 2013

Work First Then We Dance

After I was dressed and ready for the CC Ball, my chauffeur (world's nicest father in-law) dropped me off at the Ritz. I quickly headed up to the ballroom to get to work. All committee members are assigned to a sub-committee and this year I was on the "reservations" committee as I have been for the past six years.

I enjoy this committee for several reasons. First, I get to see the ballroom as it is being set-up. My committee goes in to double check that all of the tables are numbered correctly. As we run around the ballroom double checking I am always in awe of the web of wires that holds up the tea-light candles. It does not look like much with the lights on but when the lights are lowered it is really impressive!

After we are sure that the tables are all set I hurried out of the ballroom to meet my volunteers. I had six of the sweetest gals to check our guests in. This is the second reason I love my committee. It is so refreshing having six people do as I ask with great big smiles. Maybe because that does not always happen at home with my kids!

We have moved away from the place cards that were used in the past and now use lists to tell our guests which table they are seated at. We are able to look guests up by not only last name but also by table name and table number too.  

Once the guests have moved into the ballroom for dinner I make a final "sweep" of the room. I make sure that tables are filling up and that there are not any last minute problems.  

Which leads me to the final reason I love my committee.  As soon as we are all seated and grace is said, I am free to dance the night away with my Hubby!


  1. You look so beautiful and happy. I love the dress, and the color for you. Nice Father-IL.

  2. How fun and you look gorrrrrrrrgeous! I love that necklace paired with the dress. So elegant.

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  4. You look beautiful and so happy! I love checking in ppl too-they are always so wxcited to arrive and you get to see everyone.

  5. Awe, loved your dress....very elegant!! You looked like you were having so much fun. I am glad it all came to together and hope your feet hurt the next day from all the dancing you did! ;)

  6. You looked beautiful, and what a fun night it was! xoxo

  7. That looks like such a fun event! Way to go!


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