Nyx Myx Masquerade Ball and King Cake Giveaway

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx’s Nyx Myx Masquerade Ball was held Saturday at the Riverside Hilton.

How do you put such a wonderful event into words?

Words would never capture how awesome the event was so, I’m gonna let some pictures tell most of the story.

The ball was from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

I know y’all used to seeing the ole’ BayouCreole in jeans and sneakers hanging at the festivals, parades and stuff.

This was a formal affair with mask required. We had to glam it up.

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The ballroom was beautifully decorated. Everyone was given a Krewe of Nyx light up martini glass.

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It wasn’t until I started looking at the pictures the day after the ball did I realize that, the ballroom was decorated to match the Captain’s gown.

Captain Julie Lea, Nyx Goddess II Lauren "fleuty girl" Thom,Board of Directors and Grand Marshall Laura Buchtel

Captain Julie Lea, Nyx Goddess II Lauren “fleuty girl” Thom,Board of Directors and Grand Marshall Laura Buchtel

The evening began with Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres.  It was a great way to mingle and meet so many fabulous Nyx sisters. Everyone looked beautiful.

The presentation of the Float Lieutenants,Grand Marshall,Nyx Goddess,Board of Directors and Captain followed.

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The ladies threw beads as they were presented. I was hit on the head with a bead and became a little misty as I said to myself,

“I was just hit on the head with a bead… it’s REALLY carnival time!”

John Mac’s Marching Trojans ushered the Mardi Gras mood into the room as they played throughout the ballroom.
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The float lieutenants second lined afterwards.  Everyone was so happy…the energy was palpable.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The ball consisted of a seated dinner. I was a little leery of that at first because I’m such a picky eater.

Y’all the food was off the chain!

The main course was Grilled Tenderloin of Beef and Grilled Chicken Medallion,Wine Laced Mushrooms, Wild Rice Risotto and Vegetable Medleynyx1

Dessert followed with a Trio of Flourless Chocolate Cake, Praline Cheesecake and Carrot Cake

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After dinner, it was on and popping!

The Captain and Nyx Goddess changed their outfits. The gowns they wore were so pretty!

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photo compliments of  Lauren Thom

photo compliments of Lauren Thom

Everyone packed the dance floor and partied like crazy!! Music was provided by The Mojeaux’s and they really brought the house down!

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The dance floor STAYED packed!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Even our Nyx Goddess was out there shaking a tail feather!

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We broke out into a huge electric slide! That was a lot of fun considering by that time, a lot of us were pretty liquored up.

 

The guy that has his head turned is actually following me. He couldn’t keep up so I became his wing person…lol

He was so sweet…gave me a big hug after the dance!

Around 1 a.m there was a breakfast buffet. Missed pics of that somehow but it was delicious! Grits, eggs,bacon, sausage, hash browns and muffins.

NavySeal and I left the ball somewhere around 2  o’clock. I would have stayed longer  but, I had to go work in a few hours.

To say that I had a wonderful time would be such an understatement.  The Nyx Myx Ball was everything and MORE!  They paid attention to every detail and the Hilton’s staff was excellent!

Kudos to the ladies for putting on such a magnificent ball! I will remember that night forever!

Nyx Sisters rock big time.  I’m glad to be a sister-in-waiting.  I can’t wait to be up there on the floats with them. They’ll hit the streets February 6th and I’m sure they will light the city up so, be sure to go out and catch’em!

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And if you made it this far, the KING CAKE GIVEAWAY OFFICIALLY BEGINS TODAY!  I’ll post every day this week and every time you comment, I’ll put your name  in the hat(lawd, what am I gonna write about for an entire week?). At the end of the week, I’ll draw and announce the winner next Monday.   Once I announce the winner, you have one week to send me your addy info so I can get the king cake to you.  Randazzo’s…of course.

Y’all better comment because, Reggie is a FREQUENT commenter and he’s gonna battle y’all for that king cake for sure!  The Oracle is about to come out of lurker status for it too…lol

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Happy Mardi Gras Y’all.

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18 thoughts on “Nyx Myx Masquerade Ball and King Cake Giveaway

  1. OK SO GLAD THAT U R GIVING ME MY OWN TASTE OF MARDI GRAS AND I WILL BE HOME THIS YEAR I KEEP CHECKING THE NYX WEBSITE HOPEFULLY THEY WILL OPEN UP THE WAITING LIST … I RELLY NEED THAT KING CAKE

    • Ida, I’m always think of you when I’m out there! I know you really look forward to hearing about all things NOLA and I’m happy to provide! Please keep checking the website and if I hear anything, I WILL contact you!
      Your name just went into the hat!

    • Thank you Sir! Reg, I really had a great time. I was actually blown away. I knew I’d have a good time because I was with NS and we always have a wonderful time together….but the ball really was off the charts.
      How they’re gonna top it next year is beyond me.

    • Thanks Adrienne! I wish I could sew like you because looking for a gown was getting on my nerves! lol…so many women were out there!

  2. Oh my! You and Navy Seal looked amazing and it looks like it was a grand old time.

    My college reunion’s theme this past year was a Masquerade; I think I have a pic posted on FB of my mask 🙂

    • Why thank you Blu! I had so much fun…it was better than my prom! My prom sucked. lol
      I’m going over to FB and search for your mask. Now, that’s all I do is look for masks…trying to get a heads up for next year!

  3. De-lurking….LOL

    Looks like y’all had a ball (no pun intended)! I can’t wait until you actually get to ride.

    (And damn, y’all are looking spiffy! You kids clean up nice!)

  4. I just wanted to say I enjoy your commentary about the ball. I was surprised to find out you
    are a Goddess in Waiting. I’m a new sister riding for the first time in my life. I hope you will become a member and ride with your soon to be Nyx’s sister in 2014.

    Hail Nyx!

    Freddie-Nyx’s Sister 2013

    • Welcome Freddie! I’m so happy for you! Yes, I am a Sister-in-Waiting…hopefully this will be my last year to wait. Now, you’re gonna have to give me your float number and position so I can make a pretty glittered sign just for you! Enjoy your ride, I know you’re going to have the best time ever! Did you attend the ball? I didn’t want it to end!
      I’ll be blogging about Nyx’s roll through the streets (which I’m sure will be wonderful). Be sure to come back and check it out! See ya Feb. 6th!
      Hail Nyx!!

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