This is an old prompt the Lolita Blog Carnival had last year, and here is my response to it. I’m not in the LBC (I don’t have enough posts to qualify yet), but they say that anyone’s free to respond to the prompts. So, here goes!
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I am a huge, monster fan of black and white, so I would love to have a party where everything was black, white, and silver. I’m taking a ballroom dance class this semester, so of course there’d be a ball at my imaginary party. Picture a beautiful ballroom with black and white marble tile, glass chandeliers and gorgeous black damask curtains over all the windows. There would be musicians playing in the corner (with backup recorded music so they could have breaks). We’d all dance the foxtrot, waltz, minuet, polka, cotillion, the awkward-middle-school-I-don’t-know-how-to-move-right dance, and it’d be such a mishmash of tastes, music and dances from various centuries. The perimeter of the ballroom would be lined with plush, black velvet sofas and chairs for people to rest.
The decorations would be things like black rose bouquets, white pumpkins, black bats hanging from the chandeliers, white candles and candelabras, etc. Everyone would be given a little treat bag at the end of the night that would have either all black or all white accessories. Every gift bag would have a pair of lace wrist cuffs, a little hair clip and one pair of lace-topped socks — either ankle socks, knee socks or OTKs.
The food wouldn’t be black and white, of course. I think I’d keep it to small things that could be stacked on a little plate and/or eaten with toothpicks, since there wouldn’t be any tables except for the buffet ones. The drinks would be apple cider and pumpkin cider, and all of the desserts would be apple or pumpkin this-or-that because this delightful Halloween party would be taking place in fall.
I wouldn’t have this be a masquerade party, necessarily. Every girl in attendance would be in either kuro or shiro lolita (or ouji/aristocrat, if they wanted), but there’d be no other guidelines. People could come as costumed/themed as they liked, with masquerade coords, ghost coords, vampire coords, witch coords, undertaker coords, bunny coords, or come without a theme at all and just wear all-black or all-white lolita. Kuro and shiro everywhere! The guys could wear ouji (or lolita), but I think that kuro/shiro aristocrat would look the best. I just love seeing lolita and aristocrat pairs.
(I went with a cross motif in the undertaker coord because I’m only familiar with Christian burial rites, and I went with a dot/pearl motif for the bunny coord to try and evoke bunnies’ cute little tails without using pompoms.)
The dance would end at midnight, and then the murder mystery would begin. Everyone would randomly pick or be assigned a role, and whoever was “the victim” would be vanished by the time midnight came and the dance finished. A mysterious fog[machine] would fill the room in place of the music. Lightning would flash in the grand windows and owls would begin to hoot. There would be a mysterious scream from somewhere, and the game would begin, with everyone having to figure out who the murderer was. Suspicion! Intrigue! Deception! Bribery! The longer the game goes on, the more people mysteriously vanish. (This part, of course, would only really work if this party was happening in a fully stocked mansion, and not just a ballroom.)
It just wouldn’t be Halloween without something spooky.
I hope you all liked my lolita Halloween party.