We have been invited to one ball so far in Daphne. We might go to another in Mobile that "everyone goes to."
(now that Wikipedia is available again, thank goodness, here's a good explanation of Mardi Gras in Mobile)
We're going easy on the Balls this year so we can enjoy the parades and I can pass the Alabama Bar Exam, which takes place one week after Mardi Gras Day, which is a holiday for my office (perhaps the start of Lent will make everyone solemn, creating a good last-minute study environment for yours truly).
I got my first Mardi Gras Ball gown in the mail yesterday. Bought it from David's Bridal on Amazon for about $85, including shipping. It's purple, and it fits. Yay :-)
(Now I just need to take it to the tailor to get 3 inches chopped off the bottom)
(And we need to rent Curtis' White Tie tux....)
(And I need Shoes...)
Have a good weekend!