Some of the local kids have nicknamed this extra-fancy dance the "Mormal" (Mormon + formal).
We had two couples heading to the dance from our ward. Mark and I hosted a fancy dinner for them at "Chez Laurel" before they went to the dance.
The bishop works at a car dealership, where he has access to a limousine. We put out the red carpet for them! You can see the limo in the background.
It was fun to turn our living room into a fancy "restaurant" setting. We moved most of the furniture out of the living room and turned it over to a lovely table setting.
Floating candles and camellias...it was so pretty!
After their salads, we served pasta primavera from this recipe. We also skewered some honey-ginger chicken and added roasted asparagus as a side dish. Dessert was sour cream lemon pie from Shari's, with strawberry-lemon ice cream. Ooh la la! Mark and I enjoyed the same delicious meal "in the kitchen."
We put little "conversation starter" questions into Easter eggs...along with some jelly beans.
Finished with dinner...ready to head to the dance!
And then it was time for cleanup! Oh, my feet were tired by the end of the day!
But it was worth it. In spite of all the work of preparation and cleanup, I would definitely do this again.