Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Hippie Party

Written yesterday, but I was too tired to post last night:

Today is my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. 30 years ago today, family and friends gathered in the front yard of the home they’d recently purchased and witnessed their marriage ceremony.

On Saturday, we celebrated the event with an awesome hippie party. We had family, neighbors, and friends come celebrate. Here are some of the highlights.

The guests of honor. Mom even wore her Jack Daniel’s tank top I remember so well. My sister found this awesome picture thingy (if there’s a better word for it, let me know) on orientaltrading.com. It was just a flimsy piece of plastic, so Dan and my dad mounted it pieces of sheetrock so that people could stand behind it. Quite a few guests took the opportunity to get a picture with it.

My cousins went all out with their disco pimp outfits. Brees, who’s 7, even told me to give him his money. Charming.

The punches. We had white grape punch with berries for the kids, and dangerous white peach sangria for the adults. We labeled them “Groovy” and “Not so Groovy.”

We displayed my parents’ marriage license and wedding invitation and photos from the wedding on a photo board I made with an old bulletin board. Then we added recent photos of our family and a little notebook for people to leave their favorite memories.

The Peace, Love, and Happiness cakes. I baked them Thursday and decorated them Saturday morning. Of course, I was an idiot and left the fridge door open to move something and Clover licked one – fully decorated – on the bottom shelf. We didn’t serve that cake to guests, of course, but I had a heart attack for a moment before Dan told me that we could just set it out for the visual concept and then cut the section off and not serve it.

And here’s me and the hubs, aka the Grill Master, enjoying the party. I found our shirts at Old Navy. His says “Rocksteady Kingston.” How fitting.

We had a really wonderful time seeing old friends and catching up with family. My parents were both very excited for their party and had a great time. Here’s to 30 more years of peace, love and happiness!


BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Looks like a blast! You and your sister did a great job! I wouldn't have told anyone that Clover licked it and just served it (oh wait did I just type that)? Seriously who would have known besides you and Dan? What about the skirt? Need a picture of it.

JMJE said...

Nice looking party. I want to do something like this for my parents. Maybe for their 35th anniversary.

Karen said...

It was a blast and a half - thanks to you and your hubby and your little sis. You and Meganare amazing and so thoughtful and it was just plain fun remembering 30+ years ago. There will never be another era like those hippie days! I only hope everyone were as lucky as Granger and I- WOW 30 years is hard to believe. Lucky us!!

Salt said...

Happy anniversary to your parents!!! What a fun idea for a party. I can't believe that kid went all "bitch betta have my money" on you.

Many, many more to them and you and Mr. K are cute as can be! Is that peace sign a result of too much groovy punch?? :)

momof3girls said...

what a great party!! congrats to your parents!

Amanda said...

What a cool idea! The cakes look amazing -- everytime I see one of your cakes it makes me want cake :)

dancilhoney said...

Sooo cute, I love your party we'll try to have a party like that. But for now we are planning to have a hippie party for my daughter. We have purchase the items at Hippie Chick Party Supplies