*Helping Sarah with the decorating; the draping of silk and the tying of bows on chairs, many chairs
*Carving a pumpkin display for the entrance
*Dressing up (complete with autumn leaf mask)
*Going to my first ball IN a tent!
*Mingling with mystery and disguise among many beautifully adorned individuals
*Supping on delicious food
*Feeling the warmth of a vibrant community
*Running to and from the bathrooms because it became so cold and crispy outside
*The fact that the band playing were called the "Lumpy Underdacks"
But by far the biggest delight was letting go;
and putting my dancing shoes on...
(trust me it was long enough for the tulle in my dress to chafe my legs!)
Would I do it all again you ask?
In an instant.