Bal Masque dans le Vieux Carre

(Masquerade Ball in New Orleans)


ebruary, 1803,  New Orleans is a gumbo of tastes, smells, languages, and intrigue.  Spanish grandees have homes of gilded elegance.  French convents shelter girls destined for upper class domesticity.  Acadian traders ply the mighty Mississippi for tobacco and pelts.  Napoleon Bonaparte has returned Louisiana to French control, but soon he will sell it to the United States.  Yankee scouts are coming in looking to take advantage of the next opportunity, whatever it may be. Creole Society is ready for a new year, a new adventure, a new Bal a la Masquerade!

The Duc d’Orleans is visiting and welcomes you to this celebration.

The soberness of Lent awaits repentance, tonight is for the celebration of excess!  Mardi Gras!


Date: Saturday, February 6 th, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Where: Queen Anne Christian Church
1316 3rd Avenue West
on top of Queen Anne Hill
Seattle, Washington 98119

Parking: Free  on the street
Dress: 1803, French Empire, English Regency, or late 18th c. French colonial aristocracy, Spanish Grandees, privateers, courtesans, Catholic nuns and priests, Yankee (Federal) politicians and their ladies,
Acadian traders.

Masks, of course!

Dinner, Dancing & Live Music : Dinner dinner a variety of dishes to accommodate different tastes and dietary concerns, beverages (punch, coffee and tea), and dancing/entertainment.

The church requests no alcoholic beverages.


$55 Per Person for Members

$70 Per Person for Non-Members

For $15, you can join SITU and get the benefit of the member price for a household!  For information on joining SITU, please email:
Treasurer "at"


To Make Payment: Via PayPal/credit card - Buttons listed below.
Via Check - Please email Treasurer "at"
for instructions.


For those wishing to use PayPal/credit cards to purchase reservations, we now offer several options.

For Non-Members, the price is $70 per person plus a small handling fee.

For Member Pricing, you will have received an email or newsletter with instructions. 
For more information, please email: Treasurer "at"

Non-Member Options


Treasurer must receive payment by Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. 
Refund requests received prior to Jan. 16th will be refunded minus
a $10 service fee and any PayPal handling fees.

If the event must be cancelled due to severe weather conditions,
refunds will be made after any fee obligations have been met.

"Duc d’Orleans"
Info: LadyVictoria "at"





Updated December 28, 2009