Socials with local boys’ schools form an important feature of weekend life at Downe House and every year group has the opportunity to meet up with their counterparts to enjoy socialising together. Last weekend, it was the turn of Downe House to host the Black Tie Social with Winchester College for the Lower Fifth.
Angela and Neha in the Lower Fifth told us about the Social.
Everyone was dressed in beautiful long, silky dresses and looked stunning. We all gathered outside the Main Dining Room where we all had delicious drinks and waited to welcome our guests from Winchester College. We sat on mixed tables and played a hilarious game of ‘Speak out’ which was so entertaining and gave us an opportunity to get to know the boys. We enjoyed an appetising starter of avocado, tomato and mozzarella salad which everyone loved and for the main course, we had chicken with vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes which was delicious. We chatted and laughed together and we all had such an enjoyable time. After our lovely meal, we all went to the Performing Arts Centre which was decorated beautifully with huge black and white balloons and even a balloon arch at the entrance. There was a photo booth where everyone had so much fun dressing up and taking pictures. The chocolate fountain and sweets stall was amazing and always crowded with people. The Winchester College band came to play for us and we all danced and sang songs such as Mr Brightside. The band was great, with boys playing the electric guitar, keyboard and drums and everyone danced for hours. We all had such an amazing night and it could not have been any better.
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