Smurfit Ball

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday was the Smurfit Ball.  It took place at Killashee House in Naas, Co. Kildare which is a small town outside of Dublin.  Most people in my program decided to get hotel rooms for the night so myself and a few friends did the same.  We headed out early to enjoy the beautiful day and so we would be able to take our time getting ready.

The ball, which was "Vegas" themed, started with a drinks reception, complete with girls dressed up as Vegas dancers and a man that had a terribly fake southern accent.  I'm still not sure how he fit into the Vegas theme but he was entertaining.   Following the drinks reception we headed down to the hall where we had a delicious dinner with dessert and wine and about a dozen raffle prizes.  We also got gift bags that included a hangover prevention pill that had something like 3000% of your daily B12 intake.  Given the state of everyone the next day I'd say it was inconclusive whether it worked or not.

After dinner an '80s cover band, Spring Break, entertained us for quite a while.  They also had casino games (blackjack and roulette) that we could play for free.  While I don't like playing at actual casinos for fear of losing my money, it was pretty nice to be able to practice the games and even nicer to find out that I wasn't too bad.  I eventually just had to bet everything on a hand so I could return to the dance floor to enjoy the awesome '80s power ballads.

Although my feet were killing me by the end of the night from hours of dancing in heels, I had a great time! 

Killashee House

All dolled up!

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