Q: Why "Bal Miniscule"?
In French, "Bal" means a dance event and they're in the habit of describing them as "Grand Bal" for the big or important events like Le Grand Bal de l'Europe and they refer to smaller events as "Petit Bal" so we invented the idea of "Bal Miniscule" to indicate something even smaller.
Q: Shouldn't it be "Bal Minuscule"?
Maybe! Either spelling seems to be "allowed" although more so in English. Here's an article about it
Q: Can we put on our own Bal Miniscule?
Of course you can! People were doing this long before we thought of calling it Bal Miniscule - we're just trying to popularise a great idea. We've written up some suggested guidelines to help people.