Court members are required to wear an all-white or off-white floor length presentation gown and long white gloves. The gown may be tastefully decorated but cannot have print or a train. Strapless gowns are acceptable.

Attire for court fathers and escorts is white tie: black tails, black trousers, black shoes, white shirt, white vest, white tie, white gloves. Street Tuxedo, located at either 2532 Bransford Avenue in Nashville or 216 Seaboard Lane in Franklin, offers a discount to the Bal d’Hiver. You may contact Street Tuxedo at 615-750-5324 (Nashville) or 615-771-0948 (Franklin). We recommend a fitting one month prior to the event. Boutonnieres will be provided for fathers and escorts.

Attire for guests at the Bal d’Hiver is black tie.

  • A formal invitation will be sent in the fall which will include the ticket options for parents and guests of the court.
  • Court member presentation fees cover cocktails, presentation, dinner, and dancing for the court member and her escort.
  • Cocktails, Presentation, Dinner and Dancing is $350 per person.
  • Cocktails and Presentation only (6:00pm to 8:00pm) is $200 per person.
  • Late Party Dancing only is $150 per person.
  • The court member and her escort will be seated with her parents and others for a total of 10 people per table. Incomplete tables will be filled. If reserving a full table, we ask that all checks for that table be mailed at the same time in the same envelope. Reservations may be completed online at www.nashvillethetas.org.
  • You are not limited to purchasing one table. If you are hosting a large group, you may want to purchase multiple tables.
  • We are delighted to have your family and friends celebrate with you, and they may purchase any of the ticket options above. Because this is a private party, all attendees must be on the guest list and will be asked to present proof of their reservation at the door.

Each Court Member must submit a photograph for the program no later than September 1, 2021. The image must be a black and white jpeg, 300 dpi. Photographs should be taken with a light to medium, solid backdrop. Please use an appropriate neckline. Solid white or light colored clothing work best. Photographs must be emailed to balchairs@nashvillethetas.org by September 1, 2021. A photographer will be available at the Mother Daughter Reception on August 3.

There will be a mandatory rehearsal for Court members, escorts, and fathers on Friday, November 26th at 9:30am in the Ballroom at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Dress is casual, although Court members might want to rehearse in evening shoes.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the Bal d’Hiver at a special rate of $189 per guest room. This block of rooms will be available until Wednesday, October 28, at which time remaining rooms will be released to the public for general sale.
If you are interested in reserving a room or rooms, you can do so online here or by calling the following number:
Loews Reservations: 1(800) 336-3335.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA’s mission is to advocate for hope, healing, and permanency for abused and neglected children in juvenile court by providing trained volunteer advocates in the Nashville area.  Since 1984, The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program has served Nashville by speaking for abused and neglected children caught in the court system and helping them find safe and permanent homes.

Family and Children’s Service

Family & Children’s Service (FCS) serves all people in crisis and transition by meeting them where they are, understanding their needs, and connecting them to the resources they need. FCS often ‘fills in the gaps’ in social services, creating a safety net to ensure that all children and families can be safe and healthy. Each year they provide services to more than 60,000 Tennesseans.

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is a charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, separate and independent from the Fraternity. The Foundation is dedicated to securing and managing resources for educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world. The Foundation puts our Fraternity’s ideals into action.

Important Dates

June 25, 2021 

Deadline to Register as a Court Member

August 3, 2021 

Mother-Daughter Reception

September 1, 2021 

Program photograph due

Information about Court Member, Escort, and Father due

Bal d’Hiver Invitation List additions due

October 26, 2021 

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel room block deadline

November 15, 2021 

Ticket purchase deadline

November 26, 2021 

Bal d’Hiver 2021

9:30 am MANDATORY Rehearsal for Court, Escorts, and Fathers

6:00 pm MANDATORY Arrival of Court, Escorts, and Fathers

7:00 pm Presentation of the 2021 Court of the Bal d’Hiver

8:30 pm-12:30 am Dinner and Dancing

Court Registration
Mother-Daughter Party
Court Guide Book
Submit Invitation List
Event Reservations
Patrons and Donations