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Civil War Ball

Last weekend I attended my second Civil War ball! We have a great group of Civil War reenacting friends, so we went out for dinner together before the ball (and I didn't spill anything on my dress...this is like a world record). Then we danced and danced and danced and ate cookies and drank punch (and I didn't spill any punch on me like I did at THIS reenactment...)
Michaela is a master Civil War hairstylist..and a master at basically everything Civil War. Seriously  she's really smart. And her sister, Addie, is SO sweet. I'm blessed by their friendship!
A huge thanks to my mom for taking these pictures! She did dance but sadly I didn't get any pictures of her dancing. Shameful.
They couldn't stop dancing. Haley and Addie even danced the next morning in the kitchen.

I'm looking forward to reenactments this year, Civil War balls and getting to spend time with wonderful reenacting friends!



  1. That ball was so much fun! Thank you for letting Addie and I stay at your house! You worked so hard on your new dress and you looked lovely in it!

    (Everyone else reading this blog: Em didn't tell you, but she made the green dress she was wearing and it was her one of her FIRST times sewing! Didn't she do great?!)

  2. That looks like so much fun :) I"d love to go to something like that sometime! Although I'd have to learn how to dance first ;)

  3. This looks like such a fun time! Have you tried contra dancing at all? I've never been to a civil war ball, but I've done a lot of those dances before. Admittedly, while wearing an outfit that was not nearly as fun as those in your photos (bravo on the sewing), but the dances are still amazingly fun!

  4. Super fun! Some of our reenactments have dances and it's always fun to watch/participate! :)

  5. This looks like it is LOADS of fun! Your costumes are amazing! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  6. This looks like so much FUN! :) I love reenactment and such stuff! My family actually puts on a Christmas civil war ball every year! I love it so much! and everyone else must like it too, cuz we get like 200+ people everytime! :) I love old stuff and times!