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Fall Spirit Week

Happy Fall Spirit Week! Every fall and spring, Fontbonne has a spirit week that correlates with the formal dance. The week, hosted by Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB) is always full of daytime and nighttime events. Here’s the lineup for fall ’13 spirit week.

Saturday: Candy Land themed fall formal dance held at City Museum (see the picture of the executive FAB board members dressed their best in the picture below!)

Sunday: Beauty and the Beast at the Fabulous Fox theatre

Monday: Pop culture trivia at lunch; Despicable Me 2 showing at night

Tuesday: Karaoke night (in which I may have hogged the mic a bit too much)

Wednesday: Spirit rally at lunch (including a photo booth opportunity with Gunner the Griffin); senior night for women’s volleyball at night

Thursday: Free commuter lunch consisting of Syberg’s; Blues hockey game at night

Spirit Weeks are always a lot of work to plan and execute. But, I have no complaints, because I absolutely love what I do. It’s a lot of fun to attend and see other Fonty students enjoy the events with me. It’s great that Fontbonne does things like this to boost school morale. I’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?!


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!

Thanks for reading..

Carly and I at "CandyLand"


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