Review: The Foreign Affairs Society’s Ambassadors Ball

Sierra takes us through the glamour of Ambassador’s Ball.

Picture extraordinarily well groomed young ladies and gentlemen delicately sipping champagne while mingling with and chatting to one of the best International Relations faculties in the world.  This was the scene in the beautifully decorated Younger Hall, for the much anticipated Ambassadors Ball.   As one of the numerous events held in the last several months to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the University of St Andrews, the committee of The Ambassadors Ball did not hold back in planning to make this night one of the most outstanding of the year.

Walking into Younger Hall the guests were greeted by strands of twinkling fairy lights, romantically lit tables strewn with roses, the walls and balconies were draped with silky fabrics, and every attendee was dressed to impress.  The gentlemen were all dashing in suits and ties, and the range of evening gowns and cocktail dresses was astonishing- every woman was stunning.


Following the mingling were stellar performances by the a cappella groups; The Other Guys and The Hummingbirds, and a great live set by the Jazz Society.  The dance floor was a little bit slow to get packed, but GET FREE and DJ Saunit (also known as the auspicious Austin Bell) kept the party rocking for the rest of the night with a wide range of beats – from recognizable classics to contemporary jams.

Aikman’s kept the bar flowing all night, and even introduced several cocktails and shots just for Ambassadors. Black Martinis, Gold Rushs, and Firecrackers were among the exclusive specialities enjoyed.


Regardless of the rumours circulating beforehand that the event was headed for disaster, everyone seemed to be having a great time, and overall, The Ambassadors Ball was fun-filled and glamorous night. Just hope they can top themselves next time around!


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