What’re You Doing Friday Night?

You could be going to a ball.

That’s right, A BALL!

Just like Cinderella. Only (hopefully) with fewer rodents (and a better hairdo).

Anyway, here’s the deal.  If you’re in Utah, anywhere along the Wasatch front you should really come to the Twelfth Night Charity Ball being held this year at Thanksgiving Point.

The charity you’ll be supporting is A Child’s Hope Foundation, an organization trying to make it easier for couples in developed countries to adopt children in forgien countries And trying to provide those children with food, shelter and adequate medical care until they can be adopted.  More information about them can be found here.

The ball (and it is a ball, make no mistake, I’ll be wearing my prom dress)  is this Friday, (there’s nothing like a little notice, I know) January 30th at 7:00 at the Show barn at Thanksgiving Point.  More information about the ball can be found here.

If you don’t have or you can’t fit into your prom dress or it’s *ahem* not appropriate, I wouldn’t worry too much about it, church dress will be fine, but if you happen to have a formal gathering dust in your closet pull it out, dust it off and get out there.  C’mon when else are you going to get to wear that thing?

There will be a live band (led by a certain blogger’s father) and if you play your cards right you can be their lead singer (talk about the ultimate karaoke) and, of course, dancing (what’s a ball without dancing?) and chocolate fountains with lots of goodies for dipping (because what goes better with your formal attire than melted chocolate?) and various BYU and other semi-celebrities (I think some sports players or something, and maybe miss Utah???) and …

Tickets are, I think $20.00 but you should also bring a pocket full of quarters for the candy machines because if you get a golden ticket you win!  something.  There will also be a silent auction, (my sister won a really cool sculpture a couple years ago) and all kinds of fun stuff.

So stop considering, tell your husband that he’s going to have to suck it up and wear a suit and take you out and show you a good time for once.  I’ll see you there.


P.S. I’ll be the  one who looks like this

Or you know, maybe a little more like this


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristina
    Jan 26, 2009 @ 21:28:52

    That sounds fun! Too bad I’ll be watching a moive and be without my spouse.

  2. Julie
    Jan 26, 2009 @ 21:34:09

    Yeah that does sound like fun. Too bad I have nobody to go with and my life sucks right now.

  3. julie
    Jan 26, 2009 @ 21:52:07

    sounds like fun 🙂

  4. Cj
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 07:45:02

    Another plug – there will be single gals and guys of all types and ages there as well, so if you come there is a chance your life will suck a bit less 🙂 No, really, it will.

    A Child’s Hope Foundation is not the main group that will be supported at the event – the main charity is the Lehi Rotary Club, but the Rotary Club supports many different local charities in addition to doing a huge amount of local relief work its own self.

    And we really need bodies at this thing. There’s huge food, great dancing, tons of fun – the floor show alone is worth the price of admission – but we need you.

    Please come.

  5. Jami
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 09:46:10

    Friday? Um laundry, laundry, some dishes, then I’ll go to sleep in the corner next to the fireplace and cuddle some ashes to stay warm. Sorry about that.

    Hope your ball is a huge success!

  6. the letter Bee
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 09:58:38

    I can’t go. They won’t let me into Utah County anymore.

  7. Melanie J
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:00:47

    I would totally do that. Only I’d bust out my wedding dress and use it as a formal. What else am I going to use it for?

  8. cheryl
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:12:12

    Oh, poop. Brandon is still in Europe and will be flying across teh Atlantic during the ball. Le sigh. I guess I could always come alone? Didn’t Cinderella go alone!? However, she didn’t have four children back at home…hmmm…

  9. E
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:39:24

    Every year I get to hear from the fam about how fun it was, but I never get to go because I live in exile. One of these years I’m coming. But I’m pretty sure I don’t have my prom dress. And my wedding dress…..well no, I don’t think so.

  10. LisAway
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 13:19:30

    I LOVE the melted chocolate/formal attire combination! This is one of those moment when I regret we moved to Poland.

  11. Olivia Votaw
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 14:15:17

    I’ll see you on Friday!

    And for everyone else: find a sitter, don’t worry about going alone (after all, Alison will be there), fly back from Poland, forget the dishes and the laundry, and bust into Utah County (a. we won’t tell anyone you’re here. b. Thanksgiving Point is right by the Salt Lake/Utah County border so you can make a quick getaway if you need to), so just come- all of you!

    Alison, please email me. It’s about the next Potty Post.

  12. bythelbs
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 21:02:32

    I wanna see pics of you in the prom dress. Seriously. How much will I have to pay?

  13. zstitches
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 23:46:49

    Aw, MAN, I *would* have pregnancy hypertension and invincible bronchitis. My fairy godmother must have gotten caught in a looong midwinter’s nap.

    (Maybe I could just come in my church clothes and be a wallflower, though. Too bad I didn’t read this in time to get a babysitter.)

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