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Fall Spirit Week has officially began! Last night was Fontbonne’s Fall Formal. The theme of the night was “Candyland”. As a member of FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board), I had the opportunity to decorate for the dance. This year’s formal was held at an amazing location, the City Museum. In the afternoon, about a dozen other FAB members and I went to decorate the space. Pillars were striped with red streamers for a candy cane effect, colorful paper was placed around the room as the game board, larger than life candy pieces hung from the ceiling, and there was candy everywhere! For another special touch, there were balloon pillars made of about 350 balloons (all blown up by FAB, by the way).

It took us about two and a half hours to decorate, and then it was back to Fontbonne to get ready for the dance. I chose to go with the theme of Candyland and dressed inspired by chocolate, mint chocolate chip to be specific. I wore a brown dress and added mint accessories. My nails were also painted mint. My roommate went with an overall colorful “DOTS” theme, with a blue sequin gown and candy colored accessories. She went a step above and wore a hairpiece she made out of candy. How creative!

The dance was a great time. Although I didn’t spend that much time on the dance floor, I still thoroughly enjoyed myself. Half the fun for me is dressing up. Fontbonne had a Candyland photobooth at the dance, and I’m pretty sure I came home with a dozen photos. I can’t wait for the rest of the Fall Spirit Week Events. Monday is movie night with the showing of Despicable Me 2. Tuesday is Karaoke Night. Wednesday is a Griffin Spirit Rally and Gunner’s (our mascot’s) birthday. Thursday Fontbonne will be going to the Blue’s game, and then it ends with GriffINSANITY Friday night. Let the week begin!

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Carly and I at "CandyLand"


You may think that as a senior in college, I’ve finally reached the point where I’m sick of going to school dances. You would be wrong. I love music, I love dancing, and I love dressing up. Hence, I have not missed one single school dance since my freshman year of high school. Homecoming, Winter formal, Junior and Senior prom… I’m all about that life. So one of the bi-yearly joys of going to Fontbonne for me are our fall and spring dances.
The dances usually have a fun theme (like “Welcome to the Hamptons” and “Midnight Masquerade”) and they are in super cool locations… definitely better than a high school gym. In the past they have been at the Lemp Mansion, Forest Park Country Club, and the St. Louis Museum of Modern Art. This year, the dance will be held at the City Museum! With free bus transportation there and back, of course.
And what is the theme this year? CANDYLAND. As in, Candyland the board game. As in, my favorite board game. As in, I’m totally dressing up for it…..wanna see my outfit? Better come to the Fall Dance! Here’s a hint, though….
Come check it out!


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