I'm pleased to say that my first Costumed Card Party was a success!
The evening was filled with lively games (Cribbage, Whist & Speculation), yummy but simple-to-prepare food (I should have bought more cream puffs!), and tasty beverages (including port, apple brandy & sparkling cider). For the first time I used all of what has become a very respectable collection of candelabras, and candlesticks for a total of 33 lit candles (thank goodness for Trader Joes dripless candles!). The result was magical - there is nothing like a room filled with the glow of candlelight. *le sigh*
Of course my guests looked amazing in all their finery and I had way too much fun wearing my new Candy Cane dress and pearl tiara (from seperwar on Ebay). There were many lively discussions and laughter to be heard as well - I hope to have an evening like this again soon!
Thanks! I thought the black would be fun. I originally intended to make a black robe for this dress but that isn’t going to happen any time soon... so the black belt worked to tie all my accessories together I think.
It looks like you had a smashing good time :) And now you have even strapping young gentlemen at your parties. It reminds me of the time when I didn't live beyond the world's rim (aka in the country) and I could go to a Regency soiree almost every month. Beautiful, just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! And Mom says thank you too! Her dress will look even better when I finish her stays *hangs head in shame* but I adore the fabric. i keep trying to convince her to give me the leftovers but she isn't having any of it!