Friday, March 16, 2012

I Could Have Danced All Night. . .

Maybe somebody read me one too many fairy tales. . . Maybe something snapped inside of me when I saw Cinderella dancing at the ball. . . However it happened, it happened, and I was doomed a dreamer. Well, lucky for us dreamers, not all the balls belong to the days of yore. Saturday night I went to the Delaware Celtic Ball. 

This past Saturday, Mama, Andy, a good friend, and I packed up in the car and drove out to Delaware. At 1:00 we arrived at the venue and spent the next few hours learning and practicing the dances that we would use that evening. 

Afterwards we hurried home, and out came a flurry of curling irons and bobby pins. We quickly dressed and rushed next door where our neighbor took a few pictures.

My dress was just too amazing a deal not to share. Yes, I bought my dress at Goodwill, and I paid exactly $4.99 for it! When I got home I looked up the dress online and found it for $399.00! All I had to do was take it in a few sizes and add straps/sleeves for a bit more modesty.

At 6: 20, we hopped back in the car and drove to the Delaware Celtic Ball!

In one word the night was "Wonderful." Having practiced all the dances in the morning, most of them went off without a hitch. Below you can see a video that Mama took of one of the dances. I'm wearing the pink dress, Andy's in the grey tux, and our friend is in the light blue dress.

I can't think of a thing that would have made it more fun! At about 11:00 p.m., we reluctantly piled into the car again and drove home. Finally at 2:00 in the morning we went to sleep with visions of couples flying up and down the ballroom. 


Bible Verse: Matt 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."


  1. I absolutely love your princess dress! Gorgeous color, and very flow-y and feminine! I like it even more after hearing the great deal you got on it! And the sleeves are adorable!

    Glad you had a wonderful time!

  2. Wow. Amazing dress! It looks like you had lots of fun!

  3. Love the dress! You are a great bargain shopper and what a great idea to buy used and do your own alterations! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You looked so pretty! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. =)

  5. Oh my, it looks like you had soooo much fun, Sarah!!

  6. Thank you, guys! I had an incredible time!

  7. That looks like it was a whole lot of fun. Good job with the dancing.