Saturday, August 12, 2006

80's Prom Night

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!

"Where did you find that cummberbund and bow tie?"

"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.


It was an awesome night and well worth looking forward to and preparing for!

Happy Birthday, Kate the Great! You really know how to party!

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30 comments:

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Pricless!

Mona said...

That outfit is amazing. It works so much better without the pants. :)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I agree with Mona - he was probably a lot happier without pants! What a cute little guy.

That is a super fun idea for a party. Hmmmmmm. I might have to use that in the future.

You looked great, despite your pukey 80s attire!

Robin said...

What a hunk! That is a darling date I would've loved to dance with and sounds like a great party.

Stephanie said...

What a fun night! He looks too cute. I might have to do this one too.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh that is totally RAD! I love it! I want to go to a party like that... and Liam looks AWESOME exactly how you dressed him!!!

Ashley said...

what fun! no one around here ever has fun parties...especially themed ones. as a matter of fact, the last party i was invited to was at least 5 years ago and involved babysitting for drunk college friends. not so much fun! i wish we could have a party of any sort!

Dame Eyola said...

Oh Miss Constantine,

That was the funnest time I think I've EVER had! Thanks for bringing your date in such high style. And, gotta tell ya, you made that dress look HOT!!!

Let's do it again for YOUR birthday!!

I adore you, as always

-Kate the Great

Katie said...

You'll have to plan a trip up to Our Own Private Idaho for my birthday next year, 'cuz I am totally stealing that idea. You both look rad!

Ashley said...

and by the way: liam is ADORABLE in his little tux!!!! and great job on the cumberbund/bow tie. it is almost a perfect match :)

Nikkie said...

Oh my, Liam just looks absolutely adorable in that jacket! I can totally see how he'd be a hit :)

Nettie said...

Your killing me! Who knew Liam could look even cuter? The big question is, where did you get YOUR outfit?

Glass Half Full said...

I love the matching peach color!!! Adorable through and through...

janice said...

that is awesome!! your man is sooo cool!! and you look pretty great yourself :)

Preds Girl said...

C'mon- we said you looked hot- like you hadn't had a baby at all! And the Crayola eye liner was my favorite~ actually, the part where you insisted, "It's washable!!" LOL Very clever!

I enjoyed meeting little Liam- such a sweetie!

Gabriela said...

TOO CUTE!!!

ems said...

Great idea for a party.

Kudos to mom for putting together a great outfit!

Kim's Life said...

What a handsome little man. lol.lol This is fantastic. Its so nice to see you both having fun.

Juliet said...

What fun! I love the cheese factor of it all! hehe

Tori :) said...

Too cute and how fun!! I've told Sei I want to have an 80's bday party someday. Seeing everyone's outfits would be so entertaining!!

Little Hensley Fam said...

He looks SOOOO CUTE! You guys make a great couple! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! You out-did yourself on the outfits. You know, now that he's had some candy his life will never be the same-and neither will yours for that matter. I bet he didn't have any stomach problems after that!!! The first candy experience is definately a picture taking moment, just one more thing I didn't take pictures of though. I still don't know how you made time to sew something, you are amazing.

grandma -dixie said...

I think you both look outstanding,sounds like you had a great time. Liam looked so cute. Great times to remember.

Kik said...

Wow, what a hunk! I love, love, LOVE his faux hawk! An 80's themed evening sounds so fun! What's not to love? Excellent music? Check. Totally awesome peach vomit matching attire? Check.

And yes, you amaze me too with your sewing.

D said...

You guys look awesome. I wish you were here to teach me how to sew. I only have a month and a half left to learn and complete my project!

utmommy said...

He looks adorable. What a fun idea for an activity. Weren't the 80's great?!

Kendra said...

An 80s party sounds like it was fun, and what a cute date you had to accompany you.

Eli's Mom said...

That is adorable! Liam looks so handsome in his makeshift suit!!!

Angel Baby said...

The ponytail is my favorite!

(I want to be included on your most comments ever post.)

Lala's world said...

your litte boy is so adorable! I love his little tux and in peach no less! I love themed parties they are such a riot, we are going to do a medival themed night of mystery in the summer, I can't wait!
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