Padma wears robes of bright turquoise to the Yule Ball. She is greeted by her sister in the Entrance Hall and walks over to Harry and Ron with her. Padma doesn't look too enthusiastic about being Ron's date to the Ball; her eyes linger on the frayed neck and sleeves of his dress robes as she looks him up and down. Padma looks sulky throughout the dinner, clearly unhappy with her date, and sits with her arms crossed as they watch the other couples dancing after the meal. Padma eventually asks Ron whether he is going to ask her to dance at all, and leaves to join her sister on the dance floor when he says he won't.
Padma seems a lot keener on Ron than she was at the Yule Ball, once he starts getting so much attention following the second task. She makes a point of talking to him every time they pass in the corridors.