I got an invitation to an 80's Prom a few weeks ago. I didn't think Ian would want to be my date to this particular birthday bash, so I asked Liam if he would be my date. He seemed excited to accompany me, but he was worried what he would wear since the invitation was specific about "formal attire".
So this week Ian took us to a local thrift shop to find any possible 80's formal wear. We were delighted to find a toddler sized tux jacket for Liam for $3.99 and a peach vomit colored dress for me to wear at $9.99! Geez Louise that was an expensive almost-30-year-old dress! But it fit and we weren't willing to go rummaging at any other thrift stores. We did, however, visit the fabric store to find some peach vomit satin so I could make Liam a cummberbund and bow tie. Mission accomplished!
So this morning I whipped up the cummberbund and bow tie, but was still at a loss as to what to do for pants and shoes for Liam. I even called a friend to see if she had black dress pants I could borrow from one of her little boys. No luck. I ended up putting a white onesie on him and calling it good. I am glad I didn't fuss any more than I did because Liam was a hit tonight!
We arrived at Kate's birthday party (see Kate pictured here) with our matching formalwear and everyone just gushed over my date!
"That is the cutest jacket!"
"I LOVE the mohawk!" (I wanted to do the flock-of-seagulls do, but he doesn't have enough hair.)
Obviously my has-been dress, peach nail polish (fingers and toes), aqua eye liner, overused blush, florescent peach lipstick and side pony tail didn't make much of an impression compared to the hunk I was toting.
We had such a good time socializing, dancing and playing with friends. Everyone wanted to hold Liam, dance with Liam and make him smile (especially the other kids).
Towards the end of the party, I let Liam indulge in a sweet treat. He was eyeballing everyone's candy rings all night (there were all the 80's snacks and treats that we loved as children served there). I didn't give him a ring, but a red vine. He was delighted and WOULD NOT let me take it from him when I thought he'd had enough.