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Met Ball or Meatball? We Choose Meatball

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Answer the following yes or no questions about yesterday evening:

1. Were you were wearing a ball gown?  
2. Did you rub elbows with Rihanna, Madonna, and/or Beyoncé?
3. Did you stay up to watch the sun rise above the East River?
4. Did you drink Champagne?
5. Did you eat meatballs?

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If you answered yes to 4 or 5 of the above questions, congratulations: You were at the Met Ball, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala to benefit its Costume Institute.

If you answered yes to at least question 5 and preferably one of the other questions (i.e. ate meatballs, met Beyoncé; ate meatballs, wore a ballgown; ate meatballs, drank Champagne), then you probably didn't miss out on the Met Ball anyway. 

These other not-Met Ball(s) will remind you that life's a ball (even if you're not invited to the Met Gala):

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Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper by Alexandra Higgins

 

Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs by foxeslovelemons

  

Any Kind of Meatball by Jestei

 

Dryer Balls (?)

  

 

Onigiri by Anna Hezel

 

White Chocolate Fennel Truffles by Sophia R

 

Moss Balls by Allison Baddley

  

 

Greek Chicken Meatballs by foxeslovelemons

 

Cheese Ball with Dried Cranberries by Phyllis Grant

 

Matzo Ball Soup by Joan Nathan

 

Pork Boudin Balls by inpatskitchen

 

Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls by Gena Hamshaw

 

Fudgy Bourbon Balls by Amanda Hesser