The evolution of our theme began with one of our co-workers, who upon learning that the ball theme was the Wizard of Oz (inspired by that year's production of THE WIZ) suggested we wear red sparkly shoes… and it took off from there. We found red Ladybug dresses with black dots for the U:BUG:ME themed ball. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY saw us donned in chocolate ball gowns. Anecdotally, this was a particularly difficult year for us because my sister-in-law was saying her last goodbyes due to breast cancer. We are so fortunate that she was able to pick out the dress and shoes for her Madi one last time.
The next year brought us a challenge. How would we "girly-fy" the theme based around JACKIE AND ME and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game?" Well, being the creative bunch we are, we wore blue and gold ball gowns to support our hometown team and had Brewers earrings to match. This was also the first year that the Make Believe Ball became a “movement” expanded to a full-blown Words' Girls' Weekend. Family members couldn't wait until their daughters got old enough to participate so that year we added a few more cousins, daughters, and nieces to the team.
Come join us! C'est une fête! (It's a party!)