Sunday, March 11, 2007

Retro Games Night

This may seem weird, but for a part of Dennis' internship for his masters degree he had to plan an event for the people of our local church. He put his head together with some great minds, and they came up with a retro games night. People were encouraged to dress up like the 50's and 60's. I think they gave such a broad range so that everyone could find something they could wear.
The decorations included vinyl records and red and black balloons and streamers.

Dick trying to jump rope...
John with his new "do"

Jordan, John and Jenn were enjoying their dessert
Sandy, cute as a button in her polka dots

Elva and... um, who is that weirdo? She doesn't even know how to make a peace sign- that looks more like a sign language "K".

We started off with a potluck dinner, which was delicious. Then everyone received a partner and had to hook up with another pair to play one of several games that were there. Things like Dominoes, Tiddly Frogs, Sequence, Crokinole (a Canadian game for you Americanoes), Dutch Blitz, and Chinese Checkers. We had five rounds, each with a new partner match up and a new game.

John and Elva
I found this dress at Value Village
for $4.
Who would have ever thought anyone would make such a thing! There was even a slit for the baby to breathe. I was delighted with my find. I took the opportunity to wear the most gaudy eye makeup I think I have ever worn- green all the way up to my eyebrows. Nice. Dennis was handsome in his fifties sweater vest (also from Value Village) and checkered dress pants. I had fun slicking his hair back and creating a "front porch" (my mom told me the proper label for it) with his bangs. He will get a hair cut tomorrow. :)


Anonymous said...

oh dear

Anonymous said...

I am not quite sure we looked that awful in the 50's and 60's. Did anyone come with a polyester dress---the bulky type. Sideburns were the style in the 60's. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I'm glad I got to see a picture of Elva. I would guess that she is the one who took care of your girls on Fri. Who took care of them last night? Love, Mom

Sarah VE said...

looking good Val, and Dennis, Looking good!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, well so that is how we all looked a way back then...

Val, if I remember right, in the 50's the two piece maternity dress was in style but maybe the one piece like what you had on came along in the 60's.

Nice to have a fun night with your friends.

Love, A. Jean

Valerie said...

Well, I was having a little trouble finding anything to wear that fit! :) I'm not sure what era my red dress came from- it probably shouldn't have been worn in ANY era. :)

Yes Mom, that is Elva, although she looks nothing like that, really! :) A girl from KLBC babysat for us that night.

Anonymous said...

Hey Val, Actually I would think that minus the blet that dress might be fairly comfy if not over glamorous. Perhaps it is the colour combination. I made a similar pattern of a dress for a friend when she needed it a way back in the early 70's.

The ice stage has arrived - warm enough to melt the snow in the day time and cold at night forming lots of ice by morning. The side walks are very trecherous this morning.

A. Jean

Anonymous said...

I like the records hanging from the ceiling - very good decorating idea!! Cute pics!

- Des