Dresses, Dances, and Dates, Oh My! The Scoop on Informals and Formals

Hello friends! It's Nolie here, and I have a confession. In high school, I hated to dance. It was only when I came to MC last year that I realized how fun dancing was. With that considered, it's no surprise that I love Informals and Formals. 

What is an Informal and Formal you ask? Well, essentially Informals and Formals are super fun and swanky dance parties at MC. Each Club and Tribe hosts one the first semester, and the other the second semester.  

We LOVE Informals/Formals! 

We LOVE Informals/Formals! 

But wait, how are Informals and Formals different? The first difference is that Informals are bit less "dressy" than Formals (as the names imply). Another difference is that Informals are held in the metro-Jackson area. Formals, on the other hand, are usually held out of state in fun cities like Birmingham, New Orleans, Mobile, or Memphis! 

But what makes these events so fun? Here are six reasons Informals/Formals are the best! 

1. Finding a date is so much fun! 

As a rule of thumb, the students of MC come up with some creative ways to ask their Informal/Formal dates. I made a video full of "stalker" pictures to ask a good friend of mine to Informal. He thought it was hilarious and said yes! I also got asked to Shawreth Formal in a delicious way! 

I didn't mind that it was "cheesy" at all. My roommate and I devoured that cheesecake! 

I didn't mind that it was "cheesy" at all. My roommate and I devoured that cheesecake! 

2. You get to dress up! 

I know it sounds lame, but after spending your days in jeans and t-shirts, a night of dressing up  is unbelievably fun! Ladies, this is the perfect excuse to go shopping, even with your college kid budget. Last year I paid $14.00 for my dress, and this year I found a dress that was regular $110.00, but I snagged it for the beautiful price of $15.00! 

My $14.00 dress!

My $14.00 dress!

3. You get to have fun with your friends! 

Usually for both Informal and Formal you get together with a group of your friends to go to the event. For Informal, you may go eat out and then go to the dance. Formal is a bit different though. Since you are traveling out of state, you usually spend the whole weekend with your group. Formal is essentially one adventure after the other in addition to the dance! 

My Shawreth Formal Group

My Shawreth Formal Group

4. There is food...

I'm just here for the food...(if you can name that movie, then you deserve a cupcake! For those of you who didn't know the movie, go watch Ever After!)

I'm just here for the food...(if you can name that movie, then you deserve a cupcake! For those of you who didn't know the movie, go watch Ever After!)

5. Exciting things happen! 

Finding out who your Big is or getting pinned as an Active are just some of the amazing things that can happen at Informals or Formals! 

My Big, Lauren!

My Big, Lauren!

6. You get to dance! 

What better reason do you need? My philosophy is "When in doubt, jazz square."

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I am counting down the days until my Informal gets here! It's going to be an amazing night, and I plan on making up for all the dancing I missed in high school by dancing away the night with my friends! 

Farewell for now, 

Nolie 

 

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