Typically I write about family and date night ideas, but being that we live so far from our family, our friends really have become family to us.
Girls' nights are a breath of fresh air for me in a busy week or month, and they can be so easy to put together, that I wonder why we don’t do them more. I was looking through pictures for a slideshow this week and came across those from my 30th birthday party – my Golden Girls party.
The theme was super fun, and I don’t think you should wait for a milestone birthday to plan one. Get the girls together soon for an awesome night of pretending you’re 80.
Setting up for the party was a lot of fun for me. I was really able to channel my “granny chic” vibe. The doilies were brought out (of which I have dozens), and it was “doilies, doilies, everywhere.”
My collection of Afghan quilts was put to good use protecting my couches, and I arranged bouquets of silk flowers throughout the house. I laid out an assortment of granny-type food, such as tea, biscuits, hard candy (that won’t get stuck in our dentures) and pie.
My favourite part of the night was how fully my friends threw themselves into their costumes. We had a couple ladies show up, with their hair in curlers, donning their night gowns. One had curlers and her posh suit, with copious amounts of blue eye shadow on her eyes.
We had coiffed silver hair-dos and matching paint suits, with pearls upon pearls strung on our necks. There was even a medical marvel: an 80-year-old lady who was seven months pregnant.
I had an episode of the Golden Girls T.V. show playing in the background, but most of our entertainment came from just sitting around chatting. We were in stitches and laughed until we cried several times. If you wanted something a little more organized, you could play a game of Bridge (because that sounds like something the Golden Girls would do).
For pictures of the night, go to my Pocket Full of Whimsy blog.