The Grande Masque Ball was held last night at the Gaylord Palms. You can tell it's a super-swanky event because organizers put an "e" at the end of "Grand" and spell "Mask" all frenchy. Tickets are $800 per couple, which benefits the Orlando Opera, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orlando Ballet. (Do we have these already or is the money being spent to start up the programs?)
I couldn't make it, though, because I wasn't invited AND because we had our 6th annual New Year's Eve bash in my neighborhood and we really rolled it out!
There was a big fireworks display.
There was a construction-paper-chain-on-lawn exhibit (for those of you who don't have an appreciation or understanding of art - that says "2008").
In addition to Blueberry Martinis and Peppermint Cosmos, there was a great food spread.
If this is a sign of what's to come for 2008, I think it's going to be a very good year!