if you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that we does love ourselves a good fancy dress party.
this month we've been to not ONE, but TWO fancy dress 50ths
it seems that birthday parties that end with a ZERO are the flavour of the moment (the moment being the past few years!) for us
there was a time when we went to a lot of 40ths
i don't ever remember going to any 30ths though
maye we were all busy havin' babies and chasing around after kids
or maybe we felt we hadn't lived enough to celebrate a birthday with a ZERO on the end of it yet
maybe it took until we were 40 to get comfortable enough with ourselves to embrace the idea that it's OK to celebrate YOU - at any age!
personally, i can't WAIT to turn 50 and celebrate
my friends think i'm mad - and i'm ok with that!
in the meantime however, i am MORE THAN HAPPY to help others celebrate THEIR 50thsssss
first up - chris's RED 50th birthday. red because HIS mother had a red party when SHE was 50
me being me, i totally embraced the red
i even wrapped chris's present in red paper with red ribbon and put it in a red bag (along with a red card)
if you're my facebook friend and know my last name, you'll know why this picture is apt
the birthday boy
our friends and long-time neighbours
the birthday boy's niece and son and daughter
'twas a sea of red!
my friend 'chatty', had just go back from the UK
(right after the royal wedding...)
then last weekend 3 of my friends from our local community got together to celebrate THEIR 50th birthdays
the theme was
COME AS YOUR FAVOURITE 60s ICON
because i couldn't stand the thought of another scratchy wig, i bought this 6 year old girl's school uniform from a thrift store for $1 - took it apart and put it back together
and went as MY OWN FAVOURITE 60s ICON!!!
notice anything about my scrappy's - sorry, the CRIMSON AVENGER'S outfit?
(very clever recycling i thought!)
my friend's son leading the way with YMCA
(which yes, i realise, wasn't from the 60s, but always a party favourite!)
the birthday girls
the photo booth
these are so popular now!
this swimsuit actually belonged to HER mother in the 60s, and if i could rock it like she totally did, then i'd wear it too - wahoo ali!!!
(she went as Miss New Zealand just in case you were wondering - AND she made the sash too!)
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