Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's My Party

Amazingly enough, our sweet girl is turning 18 tomorrow. We celebrated with a Sock Hop on Saturday night and had a blast. A bunch of cool cats came to rock around the clock and eat at the Doo Wop Diner.

We moved out furniture to make a dance floor and played tons of 50's music. There were hula hoops and yo-yos, Slinkys and Silly Putty. We did the Stroll, the Twist, the Limbo, the Hand Jive and more. Wow! That was really good exercise!

All of our guests were such good sports as they scrounged around for 50's attire. It was pretty simple for the guys with their rolled-up jeans and white t-shirts. Some even put various rectangular items in their sleeves. It was fun to discover what they'd used, a cassette tape, a deck of cards, and even a box of Sucrets.

The girls were beyond charming in their circle skirts as they be-bopped and doo-wopped the night away.

One brave individual even served as our resident nerd. His Kick Me sign was quite a umm, kick in the pants. What a guy!

The cute cake was another masterpiece by Aunt Lynn, and Unc cooked a million hot dogs. Coke and root beer floats rounded out the treats, and we were all stuffed.

It was a really fun night, and we were fortunate that the only casualty (that we have discovered thus far) was a flower pot that got smashed. Relatively minor, in the scope of things. We are so blessed by the friends our children have chosen. They are truly a great group of young people, and we enjoy having them in our home.

It was so much fun, what do you say we do it again? I'm thinking an 80's party would be outrageous. I really wish I'd hung on to my parachute pants and banana clips. Man...

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