Past Themes

1907 -Colonial American Costumes

1907 -Le Bal Masque

1908 -Fancy Dress

1909 -Fancy Dress

1910 -Fancy Dress featuring College and Fraternity Pennants

1911 -Le Bal Masque featuring Hanging Japanese Parasols

1912 -Colonial America

1913 -Le Bal Masque

1914 -Le Bal Masque featuring World Flags and Hanging Japanese Parasols

1915 -Colonial America

1916 -Court of Louis XIV

1917 -Le Bal Masque

1918 -Europe and Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

1919 -A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1920 -Bookland

1921 -The Chinese Court of Chu Chin Chow

1922 -The Scottish Highlands

1923 -Le Bal des Operas

1924 -My Lady of the Fan

1925 -Romance of the Dance

1926 -Bal Beaux Arts

1927 -Carnival of Venice

1928 -Bookland

1929 -1001 Nights

1930 -Spanish Fiesta

1931 -Robin Hood

1932 -Colonial Ball

1933 -Ball of the Grandess

1934 -Coronation of Emperor Alexander III

1935 -Congress of Vienna

1936 -Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex

1937 -Italian Renaissance

1938 -Charleston, SC – On the Eve of Secession

1939 -Knights of the Golden Horseshoe

1940 -Kentucky Derby

1941 -King Rex and His Court at Mardi Gras

1942 -A Night at the Monte Carlo Casino in 1861

1943 -American Spirit

1944 –

1946 – Fancy Dress Suspended Due to World War II

1947 -Carnival at Rio

1948 -Hampton Court Under Charles

1949 -George Washington’s Birthday Ball in Philadelphia

1950 -King Arthur’s Court

1951 -Carmen

1952 -The Works of Shakespeare

1953 -The Court of Louis XVI

1954 -King Rex and His Court at Mardi Gras

1955 -An Odyssey Through Empires

1956 -The Wizard of Oz

1957 -Mozart’s Don Giovanni

1958 -Gilbert and Sullivan at Buckingham Palace

1959 -Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary)

1960 -The Evolution of Man

1961 -Shakespeare in the Court

1962 -High Society

1963 -American Civil War Centennial

1964 -Mardi Gras

1965 -Mississippi Riverboat

1966 -Derby Day Ball

1967 -Opening Night

1968 -High Society

1969 -Inaugural Ball

1970 – The Allman Brothers

1971- No Fancy Dress

1972 -Sha-na-na

1973 -Billy Preston

1974 -Mardi Gras

1975 – In the Mood – 1941

1976 -Hooray for Hollywood!

1977 -Passport to Paris

1978 -Glories of Egypt

1979 -A Taste of the Big Apple

1980 -Monopoly: A Stroll Around the Board

1981 -On Broadway

1982 -A Diamond Jubilee (75th Anniversary)

1983 -An Evening Along the Mississippi River

1984 – Lost Cities of Gold

1985 -The Mink Dynasty

1986 – Carnival: A Night in Rio

1987 -The Dark Continent

1988 – Reconciliation Ball of 1965

1989 – An Evening Excursion on the Orient Express

1990 -Gatsby’s Great Gala

1991 – A Royal Festival at King Arthur’s Court

1992 -A Return Voyage to the Age of Exploration

1993 – Celebrating the Silver Screen

1994 -A Magical Carpet Ride

1995 -Une Soiree Parisienne

1996 – A Mad Tea Party

1997 -Under the Big Top

1998 -Anything Goes: Flappers, Flight, and Jazz All Night

1999 -Le Bal Masque

2000 -Lights, Luck, and Luxury‚ Destination Vegas!

2001 -Mardi Gras

2002 -Dance with the Dragons: An Imperial Ball

2003 -Dressed to Kill: Always Shakin’ Never Stirred

2004 -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

2005 -In the Shadow of the Sphinx

2006 -Studio 54

2007- 100th Masquerade Ball

2008- Through the Looking Glass

2009- A Dark Night

2010- Moulin Rouge

2011- A Night of Wonders

2012- An Affair in Red Square

2013- A Night at Gatsby’s

2014 – Lost Cities of Gold

2015-Down the Rabbit Hole

2016 – Party on the Moon