Wednesday, January 2, 2013

60's Bash....

I'm so excited to be planning my 2nd annual cocktail party again......
Last year I had it during the holidays but this year
I decided to host it in January as this is always 
kind of a bleak social month. 
 Last year it was ladies only and while I know some hubbies 
wanted to join I think were sticking with this rule....
 I'm so thrilled to have a gorgeous dress that a friend found
in a consignment store.....I can't wait to show it to you.
Its vintage 60's which is the theme of the party.
When I first tried it on I got stuck in it and had to wait for the
kids to come home from school and help me get out of it!
Now it fits!
This was last years party and I'm so excited
because I'm down 31 pounds
since this picture.....
This year I'm going for Grace Kelly hair!

I'm planning the food menu to be from the early 60's also
and in my stash I found this vintage cookbook on appetizers
and It has at the bottom of each page the recipe for
the perfect cocktail to pair it with.....
The book is from 1958 and it was so cute because in the introduction
it says I think this cocktail hour is here to stay!
and stay it did.....

28 comments:

  1. 31 lbs!! Now THAT'S a reason to celebrate. You all look so cute in this pic. Diane

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  2. Wow, 31 lbs, I can't wait to see you in your dress!!!! I'll just look for the really pretty lady!!!
    Chris :o)

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  3. 31 pounds! That is amazing Heidi! I thought you looked great before losing weight. Looking forward to seeing the photos, last years cocktail party looked like fun. Have a wonderful evening. Tam x

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    1. p.s. can't wait to see you in the dress!

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  4. What a great idea, yes it should be a ladies only do! :) x

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  5. Dear Heidi,

    great idea the cocktail-party ! Congratulation loosing so much weight !!
    I'm looking forward to see you in the dress.

    XO Andrea

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  6. Hej Heidi I'm looking forward to see the photo's.
    You are looking already lovely. But it is great loosing 31 pounds.

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  7. A cocktail party in January is genius! I always find this month so dull and drab after all the Christmas festivities. The photo from last year's do is lovely! Can't wait to see this year's piccies! Have a super time. Cheers! Tania x

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  8. What a great idea - and especially in January! You looked fab last year, so you're going to look extra fab this year! Enjoy! x

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  9. How totally civilised of you! Love this idea, hubby and I used to host heaps of cocktail parties pre kids. Love that pic of you from last year, you looked gorgeous. Can't wait to see this new frock too. mel x

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  10. So much fun it should be with such a party!
    Looking forward to see pictures .. you were a classy bunch :)

    Janne

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  11. Sounds wonderful! What fun! You looked lovely last year, look forward to seeing you in your new frock this year!
    Hope you have the best of times Heidi!
    Gill xx

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  12. How fun. You looked great last year too. Amazing pictures. Have a happy party. D

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  13. It's confession time....I remember giving one of those parties in 1960 !! May you find lots of joy in 2013..

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  14. What a cute idea for a party!! Congratulations on the 31#. That's great!

    In reference to Bella - we don't actually know what kind of dog she is. She was adopted from a shelter. They told us part Austalian Shepherd and part Blue Heeler. So, we really don't know. I've never seen a dog that looks exactly like her. She is precious.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Judy

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  15. Can't wait to see pictures from this year's cocktail party! :-)

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  16. Found a lovely blue vintage dress with white polkadots at the thrift store...wantedthat! But the zip just laughed at my attemps to get all my bits inside :-P. Have a lovely party, sounds great fun :-) blessings Pam

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  17. wow! Lovely dresses! And the theme is so amazing! Hope you have a wonderful cocktail party!

    And thank you for all the sweet comments you leave! Happy new year to you and your family!
    -Mari

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  18. How fun!!! The pics remind me of when I was a little girl and my mama would dress to the nines in a party dress & apron, heels and pearls, and really put together a beautiful party.
    ENJOY!!!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  19. Hi Heidi
    A happy New Year to you, too. Thank you very much visiting my blog. I really love your blog. I wish you a lot of fun at the cocktail party.
    Moni :))

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  20. I cannot wait to see pics of your party.. I wish your were my neighbor! I love the story of being stuck in the dress and that now it fits!! So happy for you! I have started this year off determined to drop weight, such a challenge.

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  21. LOL! That is so funny you got stuck in your dress! Party looks like a lot of fun. Should I send you my address for the invite? :) Congrats on the weight loss. Good for you. I misplaced my willpower somewhere - need to find that soon!

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  22. cheers pretty lady
    wish i could come
    yikes - it appears that
    i have acquired your 31lbs
    cheers big ears
    x ... ***

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  23. girls you look wondeful, love the dresses

    nice blog

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