While on board the Cunard Queen Elizabeth there was a number of formal nights that we attended and each one saw my family and me dressed up to the nines and partying late into the night, even our girls were up past midnight. We had such a fabulous time and I had to share some memories of those evenings with you.
The Cunard Ball
Everyone we saw was enamored by the girls wearing their matching Next dresses, and we all had so much fun dressing up. We enjoyed a fancy dinner in the Britannia restaurant followed by some more cocktails and dancing (mainly by Squidgy and some very amazing professional looking couples!) in the Queen's room. The first of many very late nights for our girls, but it ended with us all feeling as happy as anything!
The Masquerade Ball
The second formal night on board was my favourite, because who doesn't love dressing up for a masquerade ball? Instead of Squidgy having her early dinner going up to the Kids Zone, she wanted to wait and join us at the Britannia restaurant. She was especially excited to show off her gorgeous dress from monsoon, which she accessorised with her silcone necklace from Seb and Roo and her very own mask.
Just because she had her own didn't mean that ours were off limits, however, and she spent half the night stealing John and my masks, and even her grandmother's (which is not only a beautiful Venetian mask but was actually bought from Venice itself... I slightly cringed every time Squidgy got a hold of it!)
I loved dressing up, and I have always wanted to attend a masquerade ball so this was right up my street! I was so pleased that john joined me in dressing up too, he is such a gentleman, because something like this is very much out of his comfort zone. I think it suits him though, he scrubs up well!
The Starlight Ball
As the final formal night on board, the Starlight Ball was another lovely one. It was kind of sad knowing that it mean our time on board was coming to an end, but it was a great way to finish up. You can't go wrong with a bit of monochrome so having my whole family in black and white was awesome, albeit a little bit twee! This time we made the most of the on board photographers and now have a beautiful family photo of us all framed in our kitchen. I can't say that I mind our own photos however, I think they are just as nice, and bring back so many happy memories!
We had such a lovely time at each of the formal nights on board the Cunard Queen Elizabeth, and I am so glad that we got to take part in them, and the girls too! It means I also have some gorgeous dresses or any other formal events that come up in my life, should I so chose to wear them. Or maybe I will save them until the next cruise that we decide to embark on. Either way, it was the best experience to have our little family whisked away for a wonderful holiday on board the cruise ship, and I have so many fond memories looking back.
Disclaimer: Although this post is written of my own volition, I was sent the masks in return for use while at the masquerade ball and inclusion here. This post may also contain affiliate links. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.