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 Formal Season Is My Favorite Time of Year!

           Although Formal Season has come and gone.. it should not be punished for my tardiness in posting and given its proper recognition. One of my absolute favorite things about being involved with Greek Life is Formal Season. Every sorority and fraternity for the most part has a “formal” where everyone gets dressed up, and goes to a fancy venue for a night of dancing and eating : ) This year I went to two formals, mine and my boyfriend’s. Mine was held at the Liberty Ballroom at the Courtyard Marriott which is a gorgeous ballroom right across the street from City Hall. My boyfriend’s fraternity held their formal at an artsy bar/restaurant venue in Center City called Moriarty’s.

        Personally, I think that formals are one of the best parts about Greek life in general. I love getting to basically re-do prom every year over and over. I love the pictures, the dresses, the memories. Call me a princess, but going to formal is the closest I think one can get to being Cinderella and going to the ball. Being quite the sentimental person I really cherish the opportunity to close out the year with such a formal affair. I think that being in Philadelphia makes our formals that much cooler than Greek Life other places because we have such a cool array of venues to choose from. For example in my freshman year my formal was in the historic and beautiful Union League building right on Broad St. Last year formal was right on the water .. on a boat!!.. at the Moshulu restaurant, an upscale boat restaurant right by Penn’s landing. ( Also, please note how being in Philadelphia provides for some interesting formal wardrobe opportunities.. note my boyfriend’s outfit ((right)) of Flyer’s orange & black, complete with a Flyer’s tie.)  The pictures and moments I take away from formal will definitely help me to never forget how lucky I was to have such an amazing college experience. I know, I’m sappy… but you all will be too when you are (gasp) rising seniors : ) More posts to come.. Happy Summertimeee!!

❤ Natalie

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Delta Zeta Date Party

Right before Christmas Break every year my sorority has a “date party”. This is a formal event that would kind of be like the equivalent of homecoming in highschool. We have a date party before winter break, a crush party before spring break and then our HUGE formal event, “formal” in the spring. Last year our formal was held in the Union League, a really old historic building right in Center City!! One of my favorite parts about being in Greek Life is all of the formal events I get to attend ( and wear dresses to 😛 ) Anyway,we had our date party this year at a venue in Old City, and it was really pretty. Everything was decorated for the holidays and we all had a blast!! I absolutely hated the few pictures I was in so here are some of my sisters looking much cuter lol. The picture above is my little, Shelby ( left) and Natalie (Tres as I like to call her) another recent initiate from Fall ’09. My boyfriend is in Kappa Sigma and this week is his date party so I’m getting excited to get to dress up all over again!!! : ) Alright, well since finals are drawing nearer I am busier ad busier : / Sooo off to write 5 gabillion papers.

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