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real parties: a BINGO night birthday


My favorite parties to blog about are the ones I attend myself, and this was no exception. On Saturday night my husband and I got dressed in our bingo best (yes, we're the dapper couple pictured at the bottom) to attend a party in honor of our friend turning her true age- which is apparently 78 or so. They went all out for this shindig, and as usual my pictures don't begin do it justice. There was plastic on the couches, a food buffet containing jello, bugles and a even cheese ball... and that was just the beginning. Golden Girls paraphernalia hung everywhere, old fashioned ribbon candy made up the favors and copies of readers digest littered the bathroom. After settling down without walkers, canes and giant handbags, we played about 5 rounds of bingo and got progressively rowdier as the drinks began flowing and our caller continued to heckle us. It felt a little like we were partying in a nursing home, but honestly it was one of the best events I've been to in awhile. Major points for creativity too... this is the perfect theme for any milestone birthday!

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Candy and Cake (January 14, 2010 at 4:28 PM)  

Lol! And the Golden Girls...Love it!!! Looks like a blast!

Michelle (January 14, 2010 at 6:02 PM)  

That is hilarious and hideous all at once. Love all of the crazy old lady touches. Where the heck does one find plastic to cover the couches anymore???

Beach Vintage (January 14, 2010 at 6:54 PM)  

I love the little tissue box/bathroom scene thingy. Looks like a great night.

Joanne Kennedy (January 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM)  

What a wonderful idea! I love when I hear about parties with a theme that is not normally seen. Great party! Very cute.


Keri (January 14, 2010 at 7:20 PM)  

omgoodness!! i have to copy you and throw a bingo birthday party.

you don't know how much i enjoy playing bingo. in college i would drags some friends to the local bingo parlor. we were the youngest people there! but it was so much fun. and it was BYOB so you couldn't beat that!

Enchanted Expectations (January 15, 2010 at 2:13 AM)  

Very unique idea. The golden girls is still one of my favorite shows:-)

Queen "B" (January 15, 2010 at 2:57 AM)  

Thanks for the fun!
SO great to see awesome party participation and good ol'Fun:)
Aloha Party Wishes from across the sea

Shelley (January 15, 2010 at 7:15 AM)  

I LOVE great parties like this!!


Karissa (January 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM)  

oh my goodness - you guys are hilarious.

Jenny (January 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM)  

Totally adorable. Love your "outfits"! My husband and I love throwing theme parties. Just planning an 80'th Birthday party for my Dad in an airplane hanger! This looks like a great site for ideas! Thanks for all your hard work here!

Brittany (January 17, 2010 at 8:13 PM)  

I love it!!!

This looks like a blast!

Kristin (January 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

LOVING the framed Golden Girls pic!

Brenda (January 19, 2010 at 4:10 AM)  

Fabulous! What a fun idea for a co-ed party!

Lindsay (January 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM)  

This is adorable and I want to do it!

Simply Stunning (January 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM)  

This is such a fabulous and hilarious idea for a party! Thanks for sharing!

Jen @ SecondCitySoiree (June 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM)  

What a great party! I featured it on Second City Soiree today.

Pacific Designs (September 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM)  

I love the photo of Betty White. It's priceless. Absolutely perfectly executed party. And the photos captured everything. I know now what my next Birthday Party theme is going to be!

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